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Chicago Still & Box Alarm 4-10-13

This from Dan Shevlin:

Still & Box Alarm 7921 S Essex
Still Time : Approx 0630
Boxed by the 23rd Battalion
Battalion 23 reported heavy fire on the 3rd floor of a red X building.  No interior attack initially. Multiple handlines in point of vantage spots in sector 2 & 3. Squad 5 set up in the rear and Tower Ladder 39 set up in front after some good smoke was coming from the 3rd floor . After awhile an interior attack began.
thanks Dan Shevlin
fireman and deck gun at fire

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fire engine at hydrant

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apartment fire in Chicago

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Chicago Snorkel Squad 5

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Chicago Squad 5 Snorkel

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fireman climbs ladder into smoke

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fire chief at fire scene

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apartment fire in Chicago

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 34

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New ambulance for Chicago 30

From Josh Boyajian:

 

Chicago FD Ambulance 30

Chicago FD Ambulance 30. Josh Boyajian photo

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Chicago house fire on West Iowa 4-6-13

This from Josh Boyajian:

Chicago companies had a Still and Box alarm @ 4258 w Iowa this afternoon. Fire looked like it started on the first floor and then extended into the 2nd floor and attic. Still companies were 117 and Tower 14. Wind was blowing really strong, which made it a little difficult for the companies. Here are some of my photos.

building fire in Chicago

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fire flames blowing out of building

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Chicago firefighters in tower ladder

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Chicago spare tower ladder fights fire

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Chicago firefighters in tower ladder

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Chicago firefighters in tower ladder

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Chicago Fire Department: Engine Companies over the years. Part 2

This from Martin Nowak:

More on the CFD engine companies over the years. Thanks to Squad546 for allowing me to show these images.

 
Chicago FD Engine  10

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  • Former Engine 10 (O’Hare) 1973 FWD/Seagrave 1250/500
Chicago FD Engine  11

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  • Former Engine 11 – 1973 Seagrave
Chicago FD Engine  34

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  • Former Engine 34 – “One of the 1970 Ward LaFrances refurbed in 1988 by E-ONE for the movie ‘Backdraft’. This was origianlly Eng-49 & I don’t think it was actually used in the movie. Most were removed from service shortly after their refurb. Photo taken at Engine 127’s house (Midway Airport).”
Chicago FD Engine  50

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  • Former Engine 50 – 1998 HME/Luverne 1500/500
Chicago FD Engine  50

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  • Former Engine 50 – 1985 E-ONE/Federal
Chicago FD Engine  107

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  • Former Engine 107-1988 Federal/E-ONE
Chicago FD Engine  108

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  • Former Engine 108’s 1985 E-ONE
Chicago FD Engine  109

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  • Former Engine 109-1974 Mack MB/Howe (1988 E-ONE rehab)
Chicago FD Engine 117

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  • Former Engine 117-1992 Spartan/Luverne

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Chicago Still Alarm fire – CFD fire trucks

This from Steve Redick:

A few shots from 1043 Fulton..auto in a truss roof repair shop..had real potential for being a more serious fire…

Chicago FD Command Van

Command Van 2-7-1. Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Battalion 1

CFD Battalion 1. Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Battalion 3

CFD Battalion 3. Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Engine 5 Spartan Crimson

CFD Engine 5. Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Engine 14 Spartan Crimson

CFD Engine 14. Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Engine 42 Spartan Crimson

CFD Engine 42 on a hydrant. Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Engine 42 Spartan Crimson

Another view of Engine 42. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department Snorkel Squad 1

Squad 1 on the scene. Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Pierce ladder truck

CFD Truck 2. Steve Redick photo

CFD Truck 3 with ladder to the roof

Truck 3 laddered the roof. Steve Redick photoChic

ground ladders at fire scene

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Chicago working fire 3-30-13

This from Josh Boyajian:

Chicago Companies had a working fire today @ 1356 s Fairfield. Engine 107 had a 2 sty vacant “Red X” building with fire in the rear and attic. 107 had two lines lead out as well as the use of their deck gun. Squad 1 was flowing water from the snorkel for a while. Companies never entered the building. Here are some of my pictures.

Chicago Squad 1 at fire scene

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Chicago Squad 1 at fire scene

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Chicago Squad 1 at fire scene

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Chicago Engine 107 working at fire scene on Fairfield

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Chicago Squad 1 at fire scene

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Chicago Squad 1 at fire scene

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Chicago FD Turret Wagon History (pt 16)

Another series of images from Jack Connors showing the CFD Turret Wagons that the shops built on the Chevy Scottsdale (C20) chassis. At one point there was one of these assigned to each of the six districts.

 

Chicago FD Turret Wagon 671 6-7-1

Turret Wagon 6-7-1 was fabricated in 1978 by the CFD Shops on a 1975 Chevy chassis. Jack Connors photo

Chicago FD Turret Wagon 673 6-7-3

Turret Wagon 6-7-3. Jack Connors photo

Chicago FD Turret Wagon 674 6-7-4

Turret Wagon 6-7-4 during a FIre Prevention Week parade. Jack Connors photo

Chicago FD Turret Wagon 674 6-7-4

Turret Wagon 6-7-4 on a 1975 Chevy chassis. Jack Connors photo

Chicago FD Turret Wagon 674 6-7-4

A view looking down at Turret Wagon 6-7-4. Jack Connors photo

Chicago FD Turret Wagon 674 6-7-4

Another view looking down at Turret Wagon 6-7-4. Jack Connors photo

More information on the history of CFD 6-7-4 in in an article HERE.

Chicago FD Turret Wagon 676 6-7-6

CFD Turret Wagon 6-7-6, built on a 1975 CHevy chassis, with boat 6-8-9 at the fire department shops in July of 1998. Jack Connors photo

More on 6-7-6 is HERE.

The previous article in this series can be viewed HERE.

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CFD Working Fire 3-28-13

This from Josh Boyajian:

Chicago companies had a working fire @ 3224 s May yesterday. Engine 29 found a 3-sty multi-family with fire in the attic. Engines 28 & 29 each had lines lead out. Trucks 33 & 8 had their mains to the roof with members chopping holes for ventilation. Here are some of my pictures.

 

firefighter with axe on the roof

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aerial ladder truck to roof of apartment building

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fire hose spray through window

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Chicago Engine 29 at fire scene

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Chicago FD Truck 33

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firefighter silhouette on ladder

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm fire 3-27-13

This from Dan Shevlin:

Still & Box Alarm 5142 S Wolcott, 3/27/13
Still Time : Approx 2310 hrs
Battalion 19 Boxed a 2 1/2 story frame fully involved with an exposure to the south.  4 or 5 hand lines.  Tower Ladder 39 went to work also.
Chicago house fire 3-27-13 on south Wolcott

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Chicago house fire 3-27-13 on south Wolcott

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Chicago house fire 3-27-13 on south Wolcott

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firefighters in tower ladder with haeavy fire

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Chicago house fire 3-27-13 on south Wolcott

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Chicago house fire 3-27-13 on south Wolcott

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firefighters fighting heavy flames

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Chicago house fire 3-27-13 on south Wolcott

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fire department hose in the street

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Chicago house fire 3-27-13 on south Wolcott

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Chicago house fire 3-27-13 on south Wolcott

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Chicago FD Still Alarm 3-23-13

This from Steve Redick:

4046 Van Buren – Saturday..I took this one in because it was advertised as a fire in a building with a red ‘X’ … this was the first example I was able to see with the new safety marking system. It’s either a red square, a square with 1 slash, or a square with an X like this one, in the order of potential danger. Interior ops have to be assesed and approved before anyone can work inside. I believe this will be a very common site on the fireground. Also got a fair shot of one of the new buggies.
Steve

Chicago Engine 44 Chicago FD trucks at fire scene

Engine 44 on a hydrant. Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD at the scene of a vacant building fire

Vacant building with new marking system for firefighter safety. Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD at the scene of a vacant building fire

Closeup of building designation. Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD at the scene of a vacant building fire

Truck 26 with a ladder to the roof. Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD at the scene of a vacant building fire

Chicago FD Engine 95

Engine 95 also had a hydrant. Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Paramedic Field Chief 4-5-4

Chicago FD Paramedic Field Chief 4-5-4. Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Paramedic Field Chief 4-5-4

Chicago FD Paramedic Field Chief 4-5-4. Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD at the scene of a vacant building fire

Another view of Truck 26 in Sector 1. Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD at the scene of a vacant building fire

Truck 48 setup in a vacant field. Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Squad 2

Squad 2 was at the scene. Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Squad 2A

Squad 2’s Snorkel. Steve Redick photoin

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