Posts Tagged Chicago FD SS1

Chicago Fire Department history

This from Bill Schreiber:

photos are from a visit to Jackson, MN back in April of 2013

old Snorkel fire truck in scrap yard

Bill Schreiber photo

American LaFrance fire truck in scrap yard

Bill Schreiber photo

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Chicago FD Helmets – styles and mountings

This from Fred McCahey:

Has anyone done a special on helmets, particularly the ones with “eagles” on them?
In a photo I previously submitted to FireScenes.net, I noticed LT Sutherland had an “Eagle” holding the Lt SS-1 shield in place (posted July 4th 2014). It was rather large and is not seen frequently on current helmets. In fact they seem to be shrinking. Although, in an Erik Haak photo (posted to FireScenes.net 7/7/14) a Truck 41 member has the flattened out Eagle.I am not sure of the lingo, but I’m hoping someone has info on these rather massive looking holders.

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Down memory lane … CFD

This from Martin Nowak:

Thanks to Squad546 for allowing me to post these pictures, so that we can see the units that served the Chicago Fire Department/or still serving.

Chicago FIre Department apparatus history

Deluge Wagon 676 – 1975 Chevrolet/Eastman. (Rechassis 2013) Squad 546 photo

Chicago FIre Department apparatus history

Former 911 – Old light wagon that was formerly housed at Engine 13’s quarters & is now long gone. Squad 546 photo

Chicago FIre Department apparatus history

Former 916 – Another old light wagon that is no longer in-service. Squad 546 photo

Chicago FIre Department apparatus history

Former 637 – 1980 GMC/E-One. Squad 546 photo

Chicago FIre Department apparatus history

X-Squad 1 – 1996 HME/Saulsbury. Being used in Chicago Fire TV Show. Squad 546 photo

Chicago FIre Department apparatus history

Former Squad 5A spare rig-1979 Ford/Seagrave/Pierce. Squad 546 photo

Chicago FIre Department apparatus history

Former Snorkel Squad 1-1971 Mack MB, Cabrini in the background. Squad 546 photo

Also the City of Chicago has some fire hoses on auction http://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/chicago,il/list/current?orgid=20549

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CFD History … SS1/Squad 5

This from Dennis McGuire, Jr.:

A friend of mine sent me this photo of what remains of the Hendrickson/Pierce squad of Chicago as of this year.
He said it was up north in Minnesota somewhere
what a shame it couldn’t have been saved.
Chicago FD SS1

The remains of SS1, later assigned to Squad 5. radioman911.com photo

 

A few images from when the Snorkel was assigned to SS1 and Snorkel 4.

 

Chicago FD Snorkel

Hendrickson/Piece/Snorkel after some refurb as assigned to Snorkel 4. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago FD SS1

SS1, with 1A seen behind it at a fire scene. Larry Shapiro photo

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