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As seen around … Chicago (part 3)

More from Danny Nelms:

Here is the last batch of more photos from my recent trip to Chicago March 12, 13, and 14, 2019

Chicago FD Training Academy truck

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Chicago FD Training Academy engine

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Chicago FD Truck 2

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Chicago Fire Department history

This from Steve Redick:

  • 5-11-39, 3-11 and 6 specials at 3532 E 103rd st
    Rosenbaum & Norris Grain Elevators E-37 trip 1hr 28min / pumped 53 hrs 35min / on the west bank of the Calumet River. In this image if you look closely there are 7 foxes drafting visible and a steamer in ther background. I aquired this image from the collection of Howard Hensel. I think he may have been the photographer, it appears to be an original picture, very small in size. 
  • Looks like he sent the first picture to the Ahrens Fox Fire Engine Company and he received a cool reply on original company letterhead from John Ahrens
  • Another Howard Hensel shot of Truck 2
  • Truck 11 1930
  •  I believe Howard was a friend of my mentor Jack Turner. I’m pretty sure Jack gave me these images.

Steve

vintage Ahrens Fox fire engines at work

5-11-39, 3-11 and 6 specials at 3532 E 103rd st – Rosenbaum & Norris Grain Elevators

Howard Hensel shot of Chicago FD Truck 2

Howard Hensel shot of Chicago FD Truck 2

Howard Hensel shot of Chicago FD Truck 11 1930

Howard Hensel shot of Chicago FD Truck 11 1930

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-16-17 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

I left the “3 bagger” to take in this job.  Engine 49 from a change asked for a box right away after they arrived. The building was undergoing some renovation as indicated by the scaffolding so a defensive stance was taken initially. Squad 1 wiggled the new rig into a tight spot. Not much to really see but a changing smoke condition based on the prevailing winds. I can’t think of the last time I left one job to take in another (except for Detroit).

All the photos and video from the two fires can be seen here:
Steve

Chicago Firefighters and fire trucks at fire sene

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Chicago fire trucks at fire scene

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smokey conditions during building fire

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Firefighters battle building fire

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Chicago FD Engine 49

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Chicago FD Engine 5

Chicago FD Engine 59

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Chicago fire trucks at fire scene

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Chicago FD Squad 1A

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A request for some help

This is from a reader:

I was looking to find the history of Truck 2 which used to be at 540 W. Washington.  I remember going there when I was a little girl with my father and would like to know more about that fire house.  I did find a picture on your website of the front of the fire house and it really brought back memories.

Thanks in advance for pointing me in the right direction.

Patty

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