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Working fire in Chicago, 7-9-18

This from Steve Redick:

Fire in an auto repair shop, looked kinda doubtful for a few minutes but was under control in short order. This location is directly across the street from the scene of a fire fatal to 2 members in 1972. More images can be seen here:
 
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auto bodyshop fire in Chicago

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RIT at Chicago fire scene

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auto bodyshop fire in Chicago

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auto bodyshop fire in Chicago

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 23

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Firefighters battle auto bodyshop fire

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auto bodyshop fire in Chicago

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Chicago FD Truck 55

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Chicago FD Squad 2

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Chicago FD Engine 79

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news clipping of fatal fire at 6117 N Elston Ave in Chicago

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-1-17 (more)

An interesting historical note about the 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-1-17, there was a 2-11 Alarm fire in the same building on April 24, 1983. We have not found any of our contributors that has photos of that fire.

Chicago FD extra alarm listing for April of 1983 

 

This from Steve Redick:

Thursday morning (at the peak of morning rush hour) 2945 Milwaukee Ave. Fire was in a 2-story furniture store, with the top floor completely closed to the outside by brick veneer. Heavy fire throughout, burned through and collapsed what I believe was a bowstring truss roof. Photo conditions were tough as there were areas of bright sun and deep shade. Finally got to oberve squad 2’s new “snorkel” fully extended and in operation as well as some tower ladder operations and the spare Snorkel. Also interesting to see Engine 69 hooked up to a hydrant in front of Engine 91’s former quarters at 3000 N Elbridge very close to the rear of the fire building. Here is a sample of the hundreds of images, all can be seen plus the video here:

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Working fire in Chicago, 3-7-17

This from Josh Boyajian:

Engine 96 had a fire last night (3/7/17) @ 5858 w Augusta. They dropped 2 lines and Truck 29 had their main to the roof. Looked to be in an occupied and very heavily secured Corner Store.

firefighters at commercial building fire in Chicago

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Chicago firefighters battle fire in a corner store

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Chicago firefighters battle fire in a corner store

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Chicago firefighters battle fire in a corner store

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firefighters at commercial building fire in Chicago

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Chicago FD Squad 2

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Chicago FD Squad 2A Rosenbauer ACP-55

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firefighters overhaul after fire

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Chicago orders new squads (more)

This from Larry Shapiro:

Here’s some updated information on the new squads for Chicago.

After receiving the finished units from Rosenbauer America, it was determined that the ‘A’ units with the aerials needed some minor alterations to maximize the maneuverability of boom. As designed, these units had two storage compartments accessible from the top on either side of the body. The rear compartments on each side constrained some of the boom movement. Subsequently, the units have been at Chicago Fleet Services undergoing modifications. The work has been completed on Squad 2A and Squad 7A. Both companies are scheduled to take possession of their new apparatus Tuesday, February 14th. The work is still in process for Squad 1A and Squad 5A.

The personnel at Chicago Fleet Services did a terrific job removing the existing material and fabricating a diamond plate cutout for the boom to swing.

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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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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 11-23-06

This from Larry Shapiro:

Here are some shots from a 3-11 Alarm fire 10 years ago this week (11-23-06) at 2517 W. Devon Ave

Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Chicago fire trucks at fire scene

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Firefighter guiding hose into doorway

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Firefighters carry hose line up ladder

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Firefighters connect hard suction hose to hydrant

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Firefighter with dirty face in Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Chicago FD Chaplain Fr Mulcrone

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Chicago FD District Chief Ben Gareti

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Chicago FD Commissioner Raymond Orozco

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire, 12-21-15 (more)

Images from Josh Boyajian of the 2-11 Alarm fire at 3057 N. Rockwell Monday night (12/21/15)

Chicago FD Squad 2A

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massive building fire scene in Chicago at night

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massive building fire scene in Chicago at night

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massive building fire scene in Chicago at night

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massive building fire scene in Chicago at night

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massive building fire scene in Chicago at night

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massive building fire scene in Chicago at night

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massive building fire scene in Chicago at night

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massive building fire scene in Chicago at night

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire at 26 S. Pulaski, 1-12-15

This from Drew Gresik:

Here are some shots from the Still & Box 1/12/15 in a Red X building @ #26 S Pulaski Road.

1/12/15- Around 1500 hours the 13th Battalion received a rundown for a working fire in a vacant Red-X structure at #26 S Pulaski. This 150×50, 2story ordinary, apartments over storefronts has been vacant for some years, and the structure was very suspect. As per Red-X protocol, crews stayed out of the building and dumped water from an exterior attack. Tower 14 and Snorkel Squad 2 worked elevated master streams. Four hand lines were stretched; two on Side A, one on Side C, and one on Side D. Engines 95, 38, 44, and 76 pumped at this fire. Companies on the Still & subsequent Working Fire were: E95 E38 T36 T48 BN13 BN12 (Safety) RIT BN14 T29 Sq 2 2-7-1 EMS 4-5-4 A23 A52. On the Still & Box: E44 E76 TL14 BN7 BN4 2-2-1 A10 4-6-6 4-6-8.

commercial storefronts on fire

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firefighters operate hoseline at smokey fire

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fireman in smoke with deluge gun

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Chicago fire truck at fire scene

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more images are at Still & Box Alarm @ 26 S Pulaski Rd – CHI-TOWN FIRE PHOTOS

Additional photos from Josh Boyajian:

Chicago FD Engine 76

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Chicago FD Squad 2 at fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 95

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fireman on ladder with pike pole

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fireman on ladder with pike pole

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Chicago firemen in Snorkel

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Chicago firemen in Snorkel and tower ladder

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Down memory lane …

From Steve Redick:

Since it seems I’ll never see a fire again as they have been virtually eliminated here in Chicago I got sentimental and wanted to share some classic old images I came across….
  • The first is a rare shot of a smoke ejector working .. this is way before the recent rebuilds … you can see the smoke issuing from the top of the unit where the fan discharge is …
  • Next one is squad 2 … (not FMS 2) but they were reusing the old squad rigs when we had a squad in each district and they only had a few of the Ford Welch units
  • A shot of truck 25 setting up a ladder pipe … can’t recall the location but I seem to remember it being a Chinese restaurant of some kind
  • Niles Truck 440 … this was in the 6300 block of Touhy, and ironically enough I took this photo standing on the front lawn of the house I would eventually buy …
  • Elk Grove Village, classic tiller .. gotta love a Mack Pirsch anything!!
  • Niles, IL buggy … I always liked the two Borealis lights, but these were the newer model, not the old classics we are all thinking of … cool none the less
  • Not sure if I took this last one .. (might be Gordon Nord’s photo) … old Brookfield Seagrave engine

 

Chicago Fire Department smoke ejector

CFD smoke ejector 9-2-2. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department Squad 2

Former CFD Squad 2 was previously a Flying Manpower Squad. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department Truck 25

Setting up the ladder pipe on CFD Truck 25. Steve Redick photo

Niles Fire Department

Niles Truck 440, a custom Pirsch 100′ tractor-drawn aerial. Steve Redick photo

Elk Grove Village Fire Department

Elk Grove’s Pirsch TDA with a Mack CF tractor. Steve Redick photo

Niles Fire Department

Old Niles Ford Bronco. Steve Redick photo

Brookfield Fire Department

Seagrave engine from Brookfield FD. Steve Redick collection

 

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