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Down memory lane …

From Steve Redick:

Since it seems I’ll never see a fire again as they have been virtually eliminated here in Chicago I got sentimental and wanted to share some classic old images I came across….
  • The first is a rare shot of a smoke ejector working .. this is way before the recent rebuilds … you can see the smoke issuing from the top of the unit where the fan discharge is …
  • Next one is squad 2 … (not FMS 2) but they were reusing the old squad rigs when we had a squad in each district and they only had a few of the Ford Welch units
  • A shot of truck 25 setting up a ladder pipe … can’t recall the location but I seem to remember it being a Chinese restaurant of some kind
  • Niles Truck 440 … this was in the 6300 block of Touhy, and ironically enough I took this photo standing on the front lawn of the house I would eventually buy …
  • Elk Grove Village, classic tiller .. gotta love a Mack Pirsch anything!!
  • Niles, IL buggy … I always liked the two Borealis lights, but these were the newer model, not the old classics we are all thinking of … cool none the less
  • Not sure if I took this last one .. (might be Gordon Nord’s photo) … old Brookfield Seagrave engine

 

Chicago Fire Department smoke ejector

CFD smoke ejector 9-2-2. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department Squad 2

Former CFD Squad 2 was previously a Flying Manpower Squad. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department Truck 25

Setting up the ladder pipe on CFD Truck 25. Steve Redick photo

Niles Fire Department

Niles Truck 440, a custom Pirsch 100′ tractor-drawn aerial. Steve Redick photo

Elk Grove Village Fire Department

Elk Grove’s Pirsch TDA with a Mack CF tractor. Steve Redick photo

Niles Fire Department

Old Niles Ford Bronco. Steve Redick photo

Brookfield Fire Department

Seagrave engine from Brookfield FD. Steve Redick collection

 

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm 8-19-11

Dan McInerney took in the Still and Box Alarm yesterday on Sheridan Road and submitted several images from the scene with the following comments:

At around 1445 on Friday afternoon, the 9th Battalion was given a still alarm for a fire at 5757 N. Sheridan (corrected address 5747 N. Sheridan). The FAO made it a working fire, then upgraded it to a still in the high rise. The 9th then asked for a still and box alarm when he made the corner on Sheridan from Hollywood. There he found heavy fire and smoke from the third floor of¬†a 3-story townhome, 75×125. The unit on fire directly exposed a 30-story hi-rise to the south. Engine 70 dropped their leader line and made quick work of the fire while Truck 47 laddered the building from the lot to the south. The still in the high rise response was held in to ensure that the stairwells of the hi-rise were not affected and that the building did not become an exposure. The staging area was Hollywood and Sheridan which is the northern exit for Lake Shore Drive (LSD), which made for quite a traffic backup on LSD on a Friday afternoon with the air show winding down.

 

Chicago Fire Department hi-rise fire 5748 SHeridan Road 8-19-11

Command Van 2-7-2 setup at down the street. Dan McInerney photo

Chicago Fire Department hi-rise fire 5748 SHeridan Road 8-19-11

Truck 47 laddered the roof of the fire building from a parking lot to the south. Dan McInerney photo

 

Chicago Fire Department hi-rise fire 5748 SHeridan Road 8-19-11

Engine 70 was the Still Alarm engine in front of the building and had one leader line off to knock-dwon the fire. Dan McInerney photo

Chicago Fire Department hi-rise fire 5748 SHeridan Road 8-19-11 Air Mask Unit

Air Mask unit 6-4-6. Dan McInerney photo

Chicago Fire Department hi-rise fire 5748 SHeridan Road 8-19-11

Truck 12 was staged on Sheridan Road. Dan McInerney photo

 

Chicago Fire Department hi-rise fire 5748 SHeridan Road 8-19-11

Ambulance 40 and 4-4-11 had the RIT assignment and remained on the scene until companies began to pick up. Dan McInerney photo

 

Chicago Fire Department hi-rise fire 5748 SHeridan Road 8-19-11

Members of E70 trying to relieve pressure on the hydrant in order to remove supply hose off the rig. The stem broke when they went to close the hydrant and the water dept had to be called to shut down the water in order to free them up. Dan McInerney photo

 

Chicago Fire Department hi-rise fire 5748 SHeridan Road 8-19-11

Stowing a ladder on T12. Dan McInerney photo

 

Chicago Fire Department company emblems

House decals on the 9th Battalion's buggy. Dan McInerney photo

 

Chicago Fire Department Truck 25

Truck 25 returning from the fire scene. Dan McInerney photo

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