Posts Tagged Chicago FD Truck 20

Working fire in Chicago, 6-24-18

This from Eric Haak:

Chicago’s 19th Battalion had a working fire this morning (Sunday, 6/24) at 7241 S. Sangamon. The fire came in at 5:45 and Engine 54 landed a short time later with a fire on the first floor. I arrived just in time to catch companies washing down. While the rear attic window was being laddered, a mother pitbull and 5 of her puppies came charging out the back door. Thankfully, all were friendly and didn’t seem at all bothered by the work going on around them.

Firefighters wash down hot spots after a fire

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Chicago FD Truck 20

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Firefighters at fire scene

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pit bulls at fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 129

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Chicago FD Engine 54

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Firefighters wash down hot spots after a fire

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Chicago Fire Department history

This from Steve Redick:

These are some great shots taken in the 70s. I would guess 73 or so … gotta love the “monument” in the background of the engine shot. 54’s Seagrave engine was a great rig, and how could ‘ya not like the traditional Seagrave aerials as well. This was a real ghetto fire company during the years of heavy activity. I believe my dad took these images when he was in the “real” 12th battalion.

The other photos are the kind of stuff SS3 ran with most of the time. 1956 IH former pressure wagons with stuff just thrown in the hosebed. Not sure who took these images but they are dated August 1969. The scenery is typical of their district. All the fires they went to and the primitive tools they used. 

Steve

Chicago FD Engine 54

Chicago FD Engine 54. Warren Redick photo

Chicago FD Truck 20

Chicago FD Truck 20. Warren Redick photo

Chicago FD SS3

Chicago FD SS3. photographer unknown

Chicago FD SS3

Chicago FD SS3. photographer unknown

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Still and Box @ 71st and Sangamon 2-28-14

This from Josh Boyajian:

Companies were dispatched to a still alarm Friday at 7115 s Sangamon. While enroute, Engine 54 advised the EFAO that they could see the header and they indeed had a fire. E-54 arrived and boxed it. They had heavy fire showing and had the sector 4 exposure going also. Here are some of my shots. The whole gallery is on my site.
house fire scene in Chicago

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fireman with smoke between two houses

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fireman on roof of fire building

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firefighter with hose at fire scene

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Here is the full gallery

And from Dennis McGuire, Jr,

Engine Co. 54 was first in to 7115 S. Sangamon and found fire in a 2 1/2 story frame. They made entry into to the building while Truck Co. 20 did the ventilation and searches. No victims were found but the fire did spread a bit to 7117 S. Sangamon, also a 2 1/2 story frame. Engine Co. 54’s hydrant man did find a frozen hydrant which caused the chief to ask for the Still & Box alarm. Companies made a quick knock of the fire once a positive source of water was established.

Chicago FD Engine 54 Spartan

Engine Co. 54 was first engine on scene. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

Chicago FD ladder truck at fire scene

Truck Co. 20 with the main to the roof. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

house fire in Chicago

The rear of 7115, the original fire building. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

firemen at house fire scene in Chicago

The fire building. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

firemen with hose line at fire scene

Exposure line in between the two buildings. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire 8-13-13

This from Eric Haak:

Here are a few shots of Tuesday’s 2-11 on the 7600 block of South Eggleston in Chicago.  Still time – 1110 hrs, Box time – 1119 hrs, 2-11 time – 1139 hrs, my arrival time – 1149 hrs.  I unfortunately hesitated on this one and arrived just in time for overhaul.  The original fire building is the one with the red awnings.  Engine 54 had fire in the back porches on arrival.  Battalion 18 boxed the fire after it communicated to the home to the north.  There was also a little fire in the home to the south.  Truck 20 is still running in the spare they had last week.  Squad 1 responded on the box as Squad 5 was out of service.  Companies had some pretty heavy overgrowth in the backyards of each building to deal with along with downed wires.  Just a few rig shots to give an overall perspective.

 

Chicago Fire Department Truck 20

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Chicago Fire Department Engine 54

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Chicago Fire Department Engine 129

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Chicago Still & Box Fire 8-6-13 with Red-X

This from Eric Haak:

At 1620 hrs on Tuesday afternoon, companies in Chicago’s 18th Battalion responded to the report of a fire in a building on the corner of 73rd and Yale.  On arrival, Truck 20 reported a 4-story, 75 x 100 “Red X” apartment building with the top floor fully involved.  Within a few minutes the fire was boxed and companies went completely defensive.  Aerial operations were initiated with the following companies; Engine 122 was positioned on Yale just north of the intersection and fed Truck 20, Engine 47 was positioned on Yale to the south of the fire building and fed Squad 5 in sector 1.  Tower Ladder 34 was set up on 73rd Street on the sector 1/4 corner while Engine 73 took a hydrant about a half block north on Yale and fed them.

 

Chicago Fire Department

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Chicago Fire Department

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Chicago Fire Department

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There are a few unique things about this fire.  First off, this address was in Engine 54’s still district but they never responded.  54 went on an ambulance assist at 1600 hrs that resulted in a DOA.  It took over a half hour for a beat car to arrive and relieve them.  Another thing to note is that Truck 20 is using a spare but have the magnetic numerals on the doors.  As far as I know, Truck 20 is the only one that has them.  I noticed they had them a few months back.

Chicago Fire Department

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Chicago Fire Department

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Chicago Fire Department: Truck Companies over the years. Part 3

Another set of Squad546 images from Martin Nowak:

More on the Truck companies over the years at CFD. Thanks to Squad546 for allowing me to post these.

Former Tower Ladder 10 -1985 Federal-E-One 95′
Former Truck 4, 1970 Seagrave (refurbished in 1991) headed out on a still alarm.
Truck 18 – 1995 Seagrave 100′ 
Former Truck 20 – 1969 Seagrave before removal of the booster pump & line.
Former Truck 35 – 1967 FWD/Seagrave, formerly Truck 9.
Former Truck 52’s 1975 Seagrave 100′ in the early 1980s
Chicago FD Tower Ladder 10

Former Tower Ladder 10 -1985 Federal-E-One 95′. photo by Squad546

Chicago FD Truck 4 Seagrave aerial

Former Truck 4, 1970 Seagrave (refurbished in 1991) headed out on a still alarm. photo by Squad546

Chicago FD Truck 18 Seagrave aerial

Truck 18 – 1995 Seagrave 100′ . photo by Squad546

Chicago FD Truck 20 Seagrave aerial

Former Truck 20 – 1969 Seagrave before removal of the booster pump & line. photo by Squad546

Chicago FD Truck 35 FWD Seagrave aerial

Former Truck 35 – 1967 FWD/Seagrave, formerly Truck 9. photo by Squad546

Chicago FD Truck 52 Seagrave aerial

Former Truck 52’s 1975 Seagrave 100′ in the early 1980s. photo by Squad546

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