Posts Tagged Chicago Fire Department history

A request for information …

Eugene asks:

Do you know what year Ambulance 6 of the Chicago fire department came into service?

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Chicago FD apparatus history

More photos from Steve Redick of past CFD apparatus

Chicago FD Engine 43

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Ford C - Pierce fire engine

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old Chicago fire house with pumper and ambulance

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E-ONE Hurricane fire engine

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vintage Chicago fire trucks at fire station

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vintage Seagrave ladder truck in Chicago

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Hendrickson - E-ONE ladder truck in Chicago

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Chicago FD Engine 43

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vintage Seagrave ladder truck in Chicago

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E-ONE Hurricane fire engine

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E-ONE Hurricane fire engine

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Vintage Chicago FD

This from Eric Haak:

For #TBT. I wanted to share these great color images taken in the Summer of 1963 of Truck 49 and Engine 126 outside of their quarters. No idea who the lucky young man is.

Vintage photo of Chicago FD H&L 49 circa 1950

photographer unknown

Vintage photo of Chicago FD Engine 126 circa 1950

photographer unknown

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Historic 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 2-22-89

This from Steve Redick:

2-22-89, a 3-11 alarm at the Rose of Sharon Church. LODD of FF  Kelvin Anderson from Engine 107. It was a busy night, cold temperatures and snow. 
I was working on some of my old audio and thought I would share this.
Steve

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Vintage 4-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-17-92 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

Here’s an interesting artifact. A list compiled of all the working fires during the West Town gas explosions, compiled by the FAO using a radio log as a template. I’m not sure who made it up or if it’s completely accurate but it’s a pretty cool document.
partial Chicago FD response log for January 18, 1992

click on the image to download a larger file

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Chicago FD history at O’Hare Airport

For #TBT from Steve Redick, some vintage photos of apparatus at O’Hare Airport

Chicago FD O'Hare Airport ARFF 655

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Chicago FD O'Hare Airport ARFF 6511

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Chicago FD O'Hare Airport ARFF 6511

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Chicago FD Squad 7A

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Chicago FD Squad 12 at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago FD Truck 3 at O'Hare Airport

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Chicago Fire Department history

photo of unknown details from the CFD APPARATUS GROUP ON FACEBOOK

vintage Cadillac ambulance

Jeff Norton

thanks Steve

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New use for old Chicago firehouse (more)

Updates on the redevelopment of a former CFD fire house in Jefferson Park for the Lake Effect Brewing Company

Lake Effect Brewing Company redeveloping former CFD fire house in Jefferson Park

Lake Effect Brewing Company redeveloping former CFD fire house in Jefferson Park

Lake Effect Brewing Company redeveloping former CFD fire house in Jefferson Park

historic photo of a Chicago FD firehouse in Jefferson Park

vacant Jefferson Park CFD fire house

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Chicago Fire Department history

This from Austin Lawler:

Hello, I came across another old photo of the CFD on vintage tribune’s Instagram page. This one was at Riccardo’s restaurant. 

Have a good day,
 
Austin 
vintagetribune Firemen carry John Hendricks of Engine Company No. 11 out of Riccardo's restaurant after he was overcome by gas and smoke on Nov. 29, 1940. A second fireman was also overcome in the blaze at the Rush Street cafe. #ChicagoFire #CFD #Riccardos #Ricks

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Firemen carry John Hendricks of Engine Company No. 11 out of Riccardo’s restaurant after he was overcome by gas and smoke on Nov. 29, 1940. A second fireman was also overcome in the blaze at the Rush Street cafe. #ChicagoFire #CFD #Riccardos #Ricks

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Chicago Fire Department history (more)

Photos taken by Warren Redick that were housed at Engine 53’s house in the Stockyards.

vintage Chicago FD IHC hi-pressure wagon

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vintage Chicago FD Mack L-Model pumper Engine 53

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