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Still and Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 3-18-19

This from Eric Haak:

Here are some images from the Chicago Fire Department’s Still & Box on Monday afternoon (3/18). The fire was in a 3-story, 75 x 100, ordinary building at the corner of Lake and Lockwood. Companies went defensive about a half hour in and two additional truck companies were requested. The fire was struck out in just under 2 hours.

Chicago Firefighters battle fire in a 3-story building

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Chicago FD Engine 96

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

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Chicago FD Engine 96

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Chicago Firefighters battle fire in a 3-story building

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Chicago FD Engine 95 on a hydrant

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 12-9-18 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

This was Sunday morning, 12/9/18.  Some kind of mattress warehouse that was fully sprinklered and metal clad. Initial response was an automatic alarm I believe. Not much to be seen from the outside but got to watch truck 26 do some aggressive ventilation with the aerial as well as some saw work on the side of the building. Here’s a few images and all the rest including video can be seen here:
 
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Chicago FD apparatus at fire scene

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smoke from warehouse during a fire

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Chicago Firefighters on aerial ladder turntable

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Firefighter vents metal clad building

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

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Chicago FD Engine 95 on a hydrant

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Working fire in Chicago, 1-7-18

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos:

E95 landed @ 4131 w Carroll with a fire in a 2.5-sty frame. 95 had two lines lead out. Truck 26 and TL 14 both had mains to the roof. Companies had a quick knock on a first floor fire.

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Working fire in Chicago, 6-6-17

This from Josh Boyajian:

Working fire yesterday (6/6/17) at 348 s Hamlin. Engine 26 was first up while on a change @ E95’s. Fire on 3rd floor of a 3-sty ordinary, 25×75. 26 lead out through the front and Engines 38 and 95 lead out to the rear. Engines 26, 38, 95, Trucks 26, 36, 48, and Squad 2
 

smoke and flames from 2nd floor window

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smoke and flames from third floor window

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Chicago FD Engine 95

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firefighters on rear porch with fire on the roof

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firefighters on rear porches with fire

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Chicago FD Truck 48

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Working fire in Chicago, 11-26-16

This from Drew Gresik:

The city had a fire in a vacant house at 4620 W Superior around 2200 hours on 11/26/16. Three lines were led out and the roof was opened by T26. The 20×20 frame garage burned completely to the ground and companies had heavy fire inside the home on arrival.
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Chicago FD Truck 26

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Chicago FD Engine 95

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Chicago FD Engine 117

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

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Chicago FD Engine 117

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Chicago FD Squad 2

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Working fire in Chicago, 9-24-16

This from Tim Olk:

Chicago working fire,  3933 W Flournoy, two-story ordinary, fire in the basement,  two lines off (9/24/16)

firefighters making entry through smoke

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firefighter climbs aerial ladder

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firefighter at fire scene

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battalion chief at fire scene

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 7-30-16

This from Eric Haak:

At 4:45 on Saturday (7/30), the Main Fire Alarm Office gave the 18th Battalion a working fire response to the 1500 block of south Kostner.  Engine 38 boxed the fire shortly after arrival and reported they had an exposure problem and a burn victim.  I arrived with just a little fire left in the attic so the pictures are mostly of rig placement.  The first couple of images are of Engine 95 stretching a line to the second floor in the rear.  You can see in the third image that there was fire blowing out a couple of windows at the very front of side B, although one of the windows is not visible through the bushes.  The Still & Box was struck out in about 20 minutes.
firefighters on roof of house with smoke

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firefighters overhaul after house fire

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firefighters overhaul after house fire

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Chicago FD Engine 38

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Chicago FD Engine 99

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old Seagrave truck still in use in Chicago

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Working fire in Chicago, 2-15-16

This from Josh Boyajian:

Monday night we took in a job at Harrison and Central Park. Engine 95 landed with a fire in a one-story commercial. 95 had a line lead out, Truck 26 had their main to the roof.
fire scene at night

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Chicago fire scene at night

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Chicago fire scene at night

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Chicago Squad 1 firefighter

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire, 7-2-15

This from Eric Haak:

Here are some images from a Still & Box Alarm in Chicago that came in shortly after 4:00 pm on Thursday (7/2).  The structure was on the 500 block of South Millard and was a vacant “Red X” building.  Battalion 13 reported he had a large volume of smoke coming from the second floor and was concerned about communication to the “D” side exposure which was a 3-story vacant.  My images are from about 45 minutes in.  Engine 38 was also pumping at Central Park and Congress and Tower Ladder 14 was working in sector “C”.

Chicago FD Squad 1

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Chicago fireman in Snorkel basket

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firemen with hose line at fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 44

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fire trucks working at fire scene

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fire investigator at fire scene

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Chicago FD History – Ward LaFrance (more)

Images from Dave Fornell’s collection illustrating Chicago’s Ford C-Series Ward LaFrance engines.

The Ward/Ford canopy pumpers were delivered near the end of 1969. There were 10 units in the order and were the only WardLaFrance/Ford canopy pumpers delivered to the CFD. There were a number of non canopy Ward/Fords delivered, and quite a few of Pierce/Ford, E-One/Ford and even a set of Seagrave/Ford canopy pumpers supplied.

The WardLaFrance/Fords went to extremely busy companies, who beat the stuffing out of them. They all had rear compartment mounted winches and were built on Ford C-8000 chassis with 175′ wheelbases. Later E-One and Pierce rigs had 153′ wheelbases largely because the size of the canopy seating area was much smaller.

In those days, the yearly apparatus orders were distributed among politically connected vendors. So, when these were delivered, Schuster equipment was the designated vendor. Pierces (and Seagraves) came from Illinois FWD Truck and Equipment in Rosemont, owned by Ray Schuster, yes a brother to the owner of Schuster Equipment, and the later E-Ones from Able Fire and Safety.

The photos show the following:

The side view is of one of the rigs being acceptance tested on the lake near McCormick place.

Engine 19’s rig is shown right after delivery in front of its quarters.

As the years wore on, Engine 95 and Engine 61 are shown in front of quarters.

Note that Engine 95 was running with 150′ of 3″ supply line, 100′ of which was carried on top of the driver’s side compartments, and the rest in the hose bed. This was a precursor of the 150′ of 4″ line carried on the front bumpers of Chicago rigs today.

One photo shows this evoloution-not standard in the CFD at that time-in use at a junk yard fire on the West Side in the late 70s.

The photo of Engine 19, shown operating at a fire in 1977, with the three-compartment driver’s side body. The story goes that a well-heeled lawyer slammed into the rig and the resulting insurance settlement was enough to allow 3D Metals in Wisconsin to replace the original body.

All of the 1969 Ward/Fords had the same 2-compartments each side body. The later E-One, Seagrave and Pierce bodies had half/height compartments on top of the lower compartments.

These rigs were the last Ward/Ford rigs delivered to the CFD.

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classic Ford Ward laFrance fire engine in Chicago

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classic Ford Ward laFrance fire engine in Chicago

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classic Ford Ward laFrance fire engine in Chicago

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classic Ford Ward laFrance fire engine in Chicago

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classic Ford Ward laFrance fire engine in Chicago

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vintage Chicago fire scene photo

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classic Ford Ward laFrance fire engine in Chicago

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