Posts Tagged Chicago FD Squad 5

2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 7-15-17

This from Eric Haak:

Engine 47 landed at 6416 S. Cottage Grove Avenue at about 4:50 Saturday morning (7/15) and reported heavy fire on the second floor and through the roof and asked for the box. Ten minutes later, Battalion 5 reported they had heavy fire through the roof and that they were completely defensive. It was elevated to a 2-11 a few minutes later. There was a 2-11 in the building next door on July 8, 2012 and pictures of that incident can be seen in the archives of this site.

Chicago fire trucks at a 2-11 alarm fire

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Chicago FD Squad 5 at work

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Chicago FD Squad 5 at work

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Chicago FD Engine 84

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37

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Chicago FD Squad 5 at work

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Chicago FD Squad 5 at work

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Chicago FD Squad 5 at work

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Chicago FD Squad 5 at work

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Chicago FD Squad 5 at work

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Working fire in Chicago, 5-22-17

Photos from Josh Boyajian of Squad 5 working at a fire on S Rhodes 5/22/17

Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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As seen around … Chicago

This from Bob Carroll:

With all the buzz surrounding the new squads, I captured Squad 5 responding to the Still and Box Alarm 2300 W. 111th St. on June 3rd. 

 

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Working fire in Chicago, 3-11-17

This from Steve Redick:

48 W Garfield Blvd, Saturday (3/11/17). Looks like squad 5 has a length or 2 of 1 3/4 strapped to the front bumper to use off an engine or divider … cool!

Steve

Chicago FD Squad 5

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fire scene in Chicago

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firefighter climbs aerial ladder

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Chicago FD Engine 84

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Chicago FD Ambulance 1

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Chicago FD Truck 51

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Chicago FD Engine 50

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As seen around … Chicago

This from Bob Carroll:

Not something you see everyday. Squad 5 at a pedestrian struck by a train Addison/Central Park. Also looks like the new squad went into service.
-Bob
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Chicago FD Squad 5

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 2-12-17

This from Eric Haak:

At approximately 0605 hrs on Sunday morning (2/12), the Englewood Fire Alarm Office received several calls for a fire at the intersection of 44th and Shields Ave. Engine 50 landed on the scene and confirmed a fire in a 2.5-story vacant frame with exposure to a 1.5-story occupied frame. Two minutes later, the 2nd Battalion reported he had heavy fire in the 2.5-story and requested a Box. The first image below was taken just before Engine 50 opened up with their deck gun which knocked down a lot of the visible fire in the front. There was a lot of fire extension into the occupied exposure and companies made an interior attack on that structure. Eventually Squad 5’s Snorkel and Tower Ladder 39 were brought down to mop up the remaining fire in the original building which was under rehab. In an October, 2015 Google Streets image, the building was a Red-X and appeared to have had a basement fire in it previously.

house engulfed in flames at night

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Chicago FD Engine 50 at fire scene

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Firefighters battle house fire at night

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house engulfed in flames at night

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Firefighters battle house fire at night

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Chicago Firefighters on roof with flames

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Firefighters battle house fire

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Still and Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 1/4/17

Photos from Eric Haak of the Still and Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 1/4/17

firefighters battle house fire at night

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Chicago FD Engine 62

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firefighters stand by at house fire scene

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Chicago FD Squad 5A Snorkel at work

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Chicago FD Squad 5A Snorkel at work

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firefighters with ice covered coats

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Chicago FD Engine 93

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Chicago FD Squad 5A Snorkel at work

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Still and Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 1/4/17

This from Eric Haak:

The 22nd Battalion had a Still and Box alarm fire in an occupied frame house at 16 E. 102nd Place that came in around 0600 hrs 1/4/17.  Radio communications of companies landing and size-up can be heard at the beginning of the video clip.  Temperatures were in the single digits.  All occupants made it out of the residence safely.  Squad 5’s Snorkel was eventually backed down the alley to the North and went to work on extinguishing the heavy fire that was on the second floor.  I arrived after companies had already gone defensive.

 

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Working fire in Chicago, 1-1-17

This from Eric Haak:

Firefighters in Chicago’s 5th Battalion rung in the New Year by battling this early morning basement blaze on the 6300 block of South Evans.  Companies made an initial interior push before being given orders to evacuate the structure.  At that time, the truck was moved from the front of the building and Squad 5’s Snorkel took a position in sector A.  With the use of the Snorkel and several hand lines, the fire was brought under control and companies were eventually allowed back in to mop up.  The large, frame residence had been vacant for several years.  I wish everyone a very happy and prosperous 2017!
aerial ladder to roof during house fire

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heavy smoke from house fire

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Chicago FD Engine 63

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house fire with flames

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firefighters with hose line

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Chicago FD Squad 5

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Chicago FD Squad 5

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Chicago FD Engine 47

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Chicago orders new squads (more)

This from Steve Redick:

I had a great opportunity to attend a media event held by the Chicago FD Tuesday. All of the not yet in service 2-piece squad companies (1,2,5,7) were brought to Northerly Island (Many will remember this as Meigs Field) for an unveiling and photo shoot. A total of 8 units altogether were positioned for a once in a generation group photo with views of the skyline in the background. After the group shot we had the chance to shoot each individual rig as well. The lone lime green/yellow units are assigned to Squad 7 at O’Hare Field. I made several panorama images which are comprised of 6 or 7 large resolution shots. When combined they yield a large highly detailed image. The small versions I am sending do not truly showcase these images … to see a good full size view check out my website:

All Chicago FD squad company apparatus

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all Chicago FD squad companies

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All Chicago FD squad company apparatus

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Chicago FD Squad 1A

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Chicago FD Squad 1

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Chicago FD Squad 2

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Squad 8

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Chicago FD Squad 7

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Chicago FD Squad 7A

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Chicago FD Squad 7

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