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CFD apparatus photos updated

Bill Friedrich submitted several photos of Chicago Fire Department apparatus that was missing from the site or in need of an update.

Chicago Fire Department Dry Chemical Unit 624

Chicago Fire Department Communication Van 2-7-1

 

 

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CFD Haz Mat Support Unit

The site listing for Chicago Engine 22′s house has been missing an image of 5-1-11. Hank Sajovic submitted an image of this unit.

Chicago Fire Department Hazardous Incident Team Haz Mat Unit

CFD unit 5-1-11 is attached to the Hazardous Incident Team (HIT). It is quartered with Engine 22 and 5-1-1. This unit carries Shop Id#G-569 and is a 2007 Ford F-650 with a Supreme Truck Body. Hank Sajovic photo

 

 

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Vintage CFD photos – B-Model Mack engines

More from the collection of Bill Friedrich. The 1956 Mack B-Model engines that were delivered to the Chicago Fire Department.

Chicago Fire Department Mack B-Model delivery photo

Bill Friedrich collection

Chicago Fire Department Mack B-Model engine delivery photo

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Chicago Fire Department B-Model Mack engine 13

Chicago Engine 13 on Dearborn Street circa 1964. Bill Friedrich collection

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Chicago Still & Box – plane crash at 95th & the lake

small plane crashes near Chicago lakefront

A small experimental plane sits upside down near 95th Street and Lake Michigan on Sunday afternoon. Tim Olk photo

Tim Olk submitted a few images from Sunday’s small plane crash near 95th Street and the lake.

plane crashes near Lake Michigan

Chicago Fire Department helicopter 6-8-2 sits near the overturned private plane at 95th Street and Lake Michigan. Tim Olk photo

The Chicago Tribune reported:

The pilot of a small experimental plane was able to stand and talk to emergency crews after crashing near the lakefront on the Southeast Side, police said.

The pilot, William Yamokoski, remained in the emergency room of Northwestern Memorial Hospital as of 5:10 p.m., according to a spokeswoman for the hospital, who said she did not know if he would be admitted overnight.

Calls started coming in about 1:37 p.m. about the crash of the single-engine plane near 9500 S. Crilly Drive, near a Chicago Police heliport, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said.

The pilot appeared to be a man in his mid 40s or 50 who was standing outside the plane when emergency crews got there, according to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Joe Roccasalva.

The complete article is HERE.

Chicago Fire Department Helicopter

The Chicago Fire Department helicopter sits on the ground at the crash site along Lake Michigan. Tim Olk photo

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Old CFD units for sale

From Martin Nowak:

Found Several former CFD units for sale

old Chicago Seagrave ladder truck

Erickson Trucks -N- Parts: Racine, WI

old Chicago Seagrave aerial

Erickson Trucks -N- Parts: Racine, WI

used Chicago Fire Department ambulance

Erickson Trucks -N- Parts: Racine, WI

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CFD Apparatus History – trucks with boosters 1968

This is the 4th in the series highlighting the progression of  truck companies in Chicago that were delivered with booster tanks and pumps. Previous articles in this series can be found HEREHERE, and HERE..

IN 1968, CHICAGO RECEIVED ONE SEAGRAVE REAR MOUNTED AERIAL…

Carrying CFD Shop #E-173, this was a 100′ “Rear-Admiral” aerial with a 250-gallon booster tank and a 60-GPM pump. It was assigned to Truck 63 at O’Hare Airport.

Chicago Fire Department Truck 63 Seagrave with a booster tank

Truck 63 at O’Hare Airport received the one Seagrave aerial that was purchased in 1968. It had a 250-gallon water tank and a 60-GPM pump. Bill Friedrich photo

Chicago Fire Department Truck 63 Seagrave with a booster tank

Truck 63 had dual booster reels and a 100-foot rear-mounted ladder. Larry Shapiro photo

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Chicago Still Alarm 7-8-12

This from Eric Haak:

At 1320 hrs on Sunday afternoon, the 22nd Battalion responded with Engines 120 and 115 as well as Trucks 24 and 27 to 1240 West 111th place.  On arrival they found this 25 x 40, 2-story ordinary/occupied with a fire in the rear of the second floor.  A quick knock was made and the fire was contained within 10 minutes.  One firefighter was transported from the scene to Metro South Medical Center for observation.  Truck 40 was RIT with the 21st Battalion.

building fire in Chicago on West 111th Street July 8, 2012

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building fire in Chicago on West 111th Street July 8, 2012

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building fire in Chicago on West 111th Street July 8, 2012

Eric Haak photo

building fire in Chicago on West 111th Street July 8, 2012

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building fire in Chicago on West 111th Street July 8, 2012

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Chicago 2-11 Alarm Fire 7-8-12

This from Eric Haak about this morning’s 2-11 in the city:

Just before 04:43 hrs, Chicago Fire Department Engine 47 and Truck 30 pulled up to find fire showing from the first floor of a 3-story, 75×100, mixed occupancy building at 6427 S. Cottage Grove.  Within two minutes, Battalion 17 called for the Still & Box and reported that the stairs leading to the upper floors had been compromised.  Access to the second and third floors had to be made via ground ladders.  At 04:50 hrs, Battalion 17 called for the 2-11 as fire vented from the roof and jeopardized the rear porches.  Things were brought under control relatively quickly after that and the 2-11 Alarm was struck at 05:18.

Chicago Fire Department apartment building 2-11 alarm fire 6427 S. Cottage Grove 7-8-12

Engine 63 in front of the fire building. Eric Haak photo

Chicago Fire Department apartment building 2-11 alarm fire 6427 S. Cottage Grove 7-8-12

Truck 30 and Truck 16 with their aerials to the roof. Eric Haak photo

Chicago Fire Department apartment building 2-11 alarm fire 6427 S. Cottage Grove 7-8-12

The interior stairs were compromised, so access to the upper floors was via ground ladders. Eric Haak photo

Chicago Fire Department apartment building 2-11 alarm fire 6427 S. Cottage Grove 7-8-12

Engine 47 was the first engine on the scene. Eric Haak photo

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CFD Apparatus History – trucks with boosters 1968

As a follow-up to the recent article about the 1968 Mack CF/Pirsch 100-foot aerials with booster tanks, Bill Freidrich submitted these replications of Pirsch literature featuring a Chicago unit.

Vintage brochure from Peter Pirsch & Sons Company featuring a Chicago ladder truck

Vintage brochure from Peter Pirsch & Sons Company featuring a Chicago ladder truck. Bill Friedrich collection

Vintage brochure from Peter Pirsch & Sons Company featuring a Chicago ladder truck

Another page of the brochure showing the aerial raised and the jacks deployed. Bill Friedrich collection

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CFD Apparatus History – trucks with boosters 1968

The Chicago Fire Department purchased aerial ladder trucks with booster tanks and pumps for several years. Beginning in 1966 and spanning through 1973, 31 aerials were delivered from different manufacturers with on-board water. Seven of these were mid-ship aerials and the balance were rear-mounts. Units were built by Seagrave, Pirsch, Ward LaFrance (Grove), and American LaFrance.

This is the second of several posts that will highlight the progression of these truck companies in Chicago. The numbers listed above are revisions from what was originally included in the 1st post.

IN 1968, CHICAGO RECEIVED THREE PIRSCH REAR MOUNTED AERIALS …

These trucks were built on Mack chassis with CF Series cabs. Each truck had a 100-foot rear mounted aluminum ladder, 300 gallons of water, and a 60-GPM pump.

Chicago Fire Department 1968 Mack CF Pirsch aerial ladder

Pirsch delivery photo of a 1968 100′ rear mount on a Mack CF chassis for the Chicago Fire Department. Jack Connors collection

  • The first of these 1968 Mack/Pirsch aerials (Shop #E-170) was assigned to Truck 22. This unit was eventually reassigned to Trucks 47, 16, 35, and 34.
Chicago Fire Department 1968 Mack CF Pirsch aerial ladder Chicago Truck 22

Chicago Truck 22 was assigned Shop #E-170 in 1968. This was a Pirsch 100-foot rear mounted aerial on a Mack CF chassis. It carried 300 gallons of water and had a 60-GPM pump. Jack Connor photo

Chicago Fire Department 1968 Mack CF Pirsch aerial ladder Chicago Truck 47

Shop #E-170 was assigned to Truck 47 after it had been running as Truck 22. This photo shows a canvas cover for the rear jacks instead of the metal doors that were delivered in that area.  Jack Connor photo

Chicago Fire Department 1968 Mack CF Pirsch aerial ladder Chicago Truck 35

This image shows the rear of E-170 after it was on it’s 4th assignment now as Truck 35. The booster reel is still mounted on the unit, but it is empty. Jack Connor photo

Chicago Fire Department 1968 Mack CF Pirsch aerial ladder Chicago Truck 16

Shop #E-170 was assigned to Truck 16 after it served truck 47. This was the second 1968 Mack/Pirsch for Truck 16. Bill Friedrich photo

Chicago Fire Department 1968 Mack CF Pirsch aerial ladder Chicago Truck 34

After some rehab work and the removal of the booster reels, E-170 was assigned for the last time as Truck 34. Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago Fire Department Truck 34 1968 Mack CF Pirsch

Another image of Truck 34 on-scene this time after the booster tank and reels were removed. Steve Redick photo

  • The next (Shop #E-171) was assigned to Truck 16.
Chicago Fire Department 1968 Mack CF Pirsch aerial ladder Chicago Truck 16

Shop #E-171 was reassigned to Truck 16. Jack Connors photo

  • The third (Shop #E-172) went initially to Truck 15, then was reassigned to Truck 37 and then Truck 42.
Chicago Fire Department 1968 Mack CF Pirsch aerial ladder Chicago Truck 15

The 3rd Pirsch in 1968 went to Truck 15. The rear jacks have no cover in this photo. Jack Connors photo

Chicago Fire Department 1968 Mack CF Pirsch aerial ladder Chicago Truck 37

Shop #E-172 was reassigned to Truck 37 after seeing service as Truck 15. Jack Connor photo

 

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