Posts Tagged Chicago FD Engine 54

Chicago Fire Department history

This from Steve Redick:

These are some great shots taken in the 70s. I would guess 73 or so … gotta love the “monument” in the background of the engine shot. 54’s Seagrave engine was a great rig, and how could ‘ya not like the traditional Seagrave aerials as well. This was a real ghetto fire company during the years of heavy activity. I believe my dad took these images when he was in the “real” 12th battalion.

The other photos are the kind of stuff SS3 ran with most of the time. 1956 IH former pressure wagons with stuff just thrown in the hosebed. Not sure who took these images but they are dated August 1969. The scenery is typical of their district. All the fires they went to and the primitive tools they used. 

Steve

Chicago FD Engine 54

Chicago FD Engine 54. Warren Redick photo

Chicago FD Truck 20

Chicago FD Truck 20. Warren Redick photo

Chicago FD SS3

Chicago FD SS3. photographer unknown

Chicago FD SS3

Chicago FD SS3. photographer unknown

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 12-6-17

This from Josh Boyajian:

Took in this fire this afternoon (12/6/17). (2) 2.5 sty frames, heavy fire in the original fire building and fire up in the attic of the exposure to the north. Five hand lines and two master streams. The address was 6752 S. Lafayette.

Chicago FD tower ladder at work

Josh Boyajian photo

firefighter with hose line at house fire

Josh Boyajian photo

firefighter with hose line at house fire

Josh Boyajian photo

firefighters on back porch of two-flat

Josh Boyajian photo

firefighter with hose line at fire

Josh Boyajian photo

firefighters at fire scene

Josh Boyajian photo

Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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closeup of firefighter

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Chicago FD Engine 54

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Working fire in Chicago, 7/9/17

This from Eric Haak:

Just a few images from a working fire on Sunday morning (7/9). When I was a block away, there was still some fairly heavy smoke coming up from the home and I was coming from about 4 miles away. Needless to say, companies made quick work of this attic fire.

Chicago FD Engine 54

Eric Haak photo

firefighters raise a ground ladder at a house fire

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firefighters overhaul after attic fire

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firefighters on aerial ladder

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Chicago firefighters at fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 129

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Working fire in Chicago, 12-9-16 (part 1)

From Tim Olk:

Chicago working fire at 6507 S Parnell

Firefighters arrive at house fire

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Chicago FD Engine 54

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smoke from house on fire

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smoke from house on fire

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smoke and flames from house on fire

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Firefighter dragging a hose line at a house fire

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smoke from house on fire

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Chicago FD Engine 47

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more photos at firescenes.net

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire, 11-17-15 (part 7)

This from Dennis McGuire, Jr.

Here are a few shots of the 2-11 to go along with the other posts. I have more images at : 312firephotos.smugmug.com
fire scene at night

Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

fire engine hooked to hydrant at night

Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Chicago FD Engine 54

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 5/25/15

This from Eric Haak:

Here are some images from a quickly elevated 2-11 alarm fire Sunday morning in Chicago.  The incident occurred on the 6700 block of Union Avenue.  Battalion 18 was given a working fire response at about 7:15 and Engine 54 arrived moments later and confirmed they had a 2.5-story frame that was totally involved and communicating to exposures.  Battalion 18 boxed the fire on arrival and quickly reported water problems and requested a 2-11.  Eventually the occupied exposure would be fully-involved as well.  The first five engines all went to work; 54, 47, 84, 116 and 50.  Engine 84 was in spare D533 and Engine 50 was in spare D598.  Both Tower Ladders 34 and 37 were also in spares.  TL 34 was eventually put to work making it 6 hand-lines and 3 master streams in use.  The fire was struck out shortly after 8:00 and Human Services was requested for 4 adults and 6 children.

Chicago fire scene with Snorkel

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Chicago fire engine pumping at fire scene

Eric Haak photo

firemen with hose lines on chainlink fence

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Chicago fire scene with Snorkel

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Chicago fire scene with Snorkel

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Chicago fire engine pumping at fire scene

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Chicago fire engine pumping at fire scene

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Chicago fire engine pumping at fire scene

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Chicago FD history

Images from the files of Steve Redick:

Chicago E-ONE Hurricane fire engine

Chicago Engine 54. Steve Redick photo

American laFrance ladder chief in Chicago

Chicago Truck 9. Steve Redick photo

… and some trivia:

What is wrong with this photo … and where was it taken?

building with name misspelled in stone

What’s wrong with this picture? Steve Redick photo

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Still and Box @ 71st and Sangamon 2-28-14

This from Josh Boyajian:

Companies were dispatched to a still alarm Friday at 7115 s Sangamon. While enroute, Engine 54 advised the EFAO that they could see the header and they indeed had a fire. E-54 arrived and boxed it. They had heavy fire showing and had the sector 4 exposure going also. Here are some of my shots. The whole gallery is on my site.
house fire scene in Chicago

Josh Boyajian photo

fireman with smoke between two houses

Josh Boyajian photo

fireman on roof of fire building

Josh Boyajian photo

firefighter with hose at fire scene

Josh Boyajian photo

Here is the full gallery

And from Dennis McGuire, Jr,

Engine Co. 54 was first in to 7115 S. Sangamon and found fire in a 2 1/2 story frame. They made entry into to the building while Truck Co. 20 did the ventilation and searches. No victims were found but the fire did spread a bit to 7117 S. Sangamon, also a 2 1/2 story frame. Engine Co. 54’s hydrant man did find a frozen hydrant which caused the chief to ask for the Still & Box alarm. Companies made a quick knock of the fire once a positive source of water was established.

Chicago FD Engine 54 Spartan

Engine Co. 54 was first engine on scene. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Chicago FD ladder truck at fire scene

Truck Co. 20 with the main to the roof. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

house fire in Chicago

The rear of 7115, the original fire building. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

firemen at house fire scene in Chicago

The fire building. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

firemen with hose line at fire scene

Exposure line in between the two buildings. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire 8-13-13

This from Eric Haak:

Here are a few shots of Tuesday’s 2-11 on the 7600 block of South Eggleston in Chicago.  Still time – 1110 hrs, Box time – 1119 hrs, 2-11 time – 1139 hrs, my arrival time – 1149 hrs.  I unfortunately hesitated on this one and arrived just in time for overhaul.  The original fire building is the one with the red awnings.  Engine 54 had fire in the back porches on arrival.  Battalion 18 boxed the fire after it communicated to the home to the north.  There was also a little fire in the home to the south.  Truck 20 is still running in the spare they had last week.  Squad 1 responded on the box as Squad 5 was out of service.  Companies had some pretty heavy overgrowth in the backyards of each building to deal with along with downed wires.  Just a few rig shots to give an overall perspective.

 

Chicago Fire Department Truck 20

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Chicago Fire Department Engine 54

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Chicago Fire Department Engine 129

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Chicago firefighters

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