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CFD Special Operations

Chicago Fire Department Special Operations

The Chicago Fire Department Special Operations Division apparatus and the Support Services vehicles have been added to the site. These two divisions maintain a number of vehicles in a warehouse located within several blocks of city facilities. The Special Operations Division has units to supplement companies throughout the city for various types of technical rescues and large scale incidents. The Squad companies, hazmat units, Air Sea Rescue and many of the specialized pieces that are in firehouses throughout the city are all under the Special Operations Division umbrella.

Chicago Fire Department POD truck

Chicago Fire Department Command Post

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CFD updates

The following images have been provided by Karl Klotz to update CFD listings:

1st District: Ambulance 28 (Engine 5’s house), Ambulance 4 (Engine 19’s house)

4th District: Truck 52 (Engine 65’s house), Ambulance 23 (Engine 113’s house), Engine 95

5th District: Truck 51 (Engine 84’s house), Engine 101, Engine 116 and Squad 5

6th District: Ambulance 25 in Engine 104’s house

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updated station photos

Karl Klotz has again stepped up to fill in the blanks – this time he supplied a station photo for Merrionette Park to add to Dennis McGuire, Jr’s rig photos and  CFD firehouse photos for Engine 65 and Engine 120.

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final CFD stations are online

Today, the final 16 CFD firehouses were uploaded to the site! This is a milestone that we have been waiting for and required the assistance of several people to accomplish. As with many postings, this does not mean that every piece of apparatus is represented … just that each house has an active link. There is 1 (and only 1) house with no images posted at all … rigs or house, but that is an exception.  otherwise, every link has at east one … perhaps all images posted.

Four links on the CFD index listing remain inactive as of today … these are the Quinn Fire Academy, The Special Operations warehouse plus the two Air Mask locations.  These links will be activated soon.

It is possible that a list this comprehensive representing the Chicago Fire Department does not exist on any website … and when the remaining placeholders are filled this will truly be a first!

With that said, here is a listing of the current additions to the site with images submitted by Jack Connors, Karl Klotz, Steve Redick and Hank Sajovic

1st District: Engine 58, Engine 112

2nd District: Engine 68, Engine 71 and Engine 94.

4th District: Engine 57, Engine 113.

5th District: Engine 116

6th District: Engine 73, Engine 74, Engine 82, Engine 92, Engine 104, Engine 120, Engine 126 and Truck 24

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2 more CFD houses added

In the 2nd District, Engine 79‘s house is now online with images from Jack Connors and Hank Sajovic.


In the 1st District, Engine 55‘s house is online though it’s not complete. Images were provided by Hank Sajovic and Larry Shapiro.

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More CFD updates

Jack Connors submitted several image files to update missing CFD apparatus. Here are the images that have been added to the site as of now:

1st District: Engine 30

2nd District: Engine 110 & Truck 12 – all rigs in Engine 124‘s house


4th District: all rigs for Engine 35’s house


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Engine 109 is online

CFD Engine 109 and Truck 32 have been added to the 4th District listings thanks to images supplied by Hank Sajovic.

Engine 109's house on S. Whipple

Engine 109's house on S. Whipple

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CFD updates

Steve Redick and Hank Sajovic have kept the CFD apparatus and station updates flowing in.  Here is a list of all the updated companies:

1st District: BN 2 in Engine 8’s house – Engine 19

2nd District: Engine 119’s 2009 Crimson plus Amb 39 and BN 11

4th District: Engine 38’s new house

5th District: Engine 15 – Truck 20 & Amb 14 in Engine 54’s house – Engine 60 – 458 in Engine 63’s house – Amb 30 and a shot of the station at Engine 129’s house

6th District: all new rig shots for Engine 46’s house – Truck 27 and an updated shot of Engine 62’s house – a new shot of 226 at Engine 81’s house – Amb 60 in Engine 93’s house – an updated photo of Engine 121’s house


new house for Engine 121 - Truck 40 - Battalion 21

new house for Engine 121 - Truck 40 - Battalion 21


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CFD site updates

Thanks to the diligence of Hank Sajovic, there are a bunch of updated rig photos posted in the following 13 CFD fire houses – too numerous to provide each with a link so here’s the CFD index

1st District: 686 to Engine 13, Amb 84 to Engine 18, Amb 35 to Engine 16

2nd District: 526 to Engine 91, BN11 to Engine 119

3rd Distict: 651 to Engine 127

4th District: Trk 60 & Amb 12 to Engine 32, Trk 8 and Amb 19 to Engine 28, BN15 to Engine 39, BN13 to Engine 95

5th District: 225 to Engine 84, Tower 39 to Engine 123

6th District: 226 & 611 to Engine 81

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7 new houses added to the Chicago listings

The following houses have been added to the Chicago Fire Department listings on the site thanks to an influx of image files from Hank Sajovic (rigs and the stations). Several of the stations have custom patches that are shown courtesy of Jack Connors.

Engine 18 (1st District)

Engine 84 (5th District)

Engine 62, 75, 80, 93, 97 (6th District)

Engine 18's patch

Engine 18's patch

Engine 84's new house

Engine 84's new house


the patch from Engine 75's house

the patch from Engine 75's house


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