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Chicago FD Company Patches

From Brent Saba:

I have one of the largest Chicago fire patch collections. Thought I’d share 

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Fire Department Patches

This from Asher Heimermann:

I have collected 65 shoulder patches from Illinois fire departments. To view the patches, click:

In addition to patches from fire departments around Illinois, I’ve obtained 42 patches from CFD stations and divisions. To view those patches, click:
Fire Department patch Fire Department patch

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Fire department patch

This from Alex Alexandrovski…

It’s been some time since my last post, but luck wasn’t on my side chasing CFD company patches.
However, I did manage to pick up a mystery patch recently. It is from an Ambulance 30.
fire company patch
To my knowledge there are only two units in the US that are designated Ambulance 30 – one in Chicago and the other one in Washington DC. It doesn’t look like the DCFD would make a separate patch for an Ambulance (Medic unit is their first line of defence), but I’m trying to verify that as well.
Do you know if somebody could confirm whether the above patch is from Chicago FD or not? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Stay safe

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Fire Department patches added

We have recently received an influx of fire department patches to add to listings on the site. The following department patches have now been added:

Elk Grove Village Fire Department patch
Lemont Fire Protection District patch
Orland Fire Protection District patch
Oak Forest Fire Department patch

Matteson Fire Department patch

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CFD company patches added

Thanks to Josh Boyajian for submitting several CFD company patches that were missing from the site.

Here are 4 new CFD patches I have collected in the past month that are missing from the site! Also here is a picture of my Chicago patch collection that I have. Hope you like! Thanks,

The following patches have been added:


Chicago Fire Department company patch collection

Josh Boyajian’s collection of Chicago Fire Department company patches.

Chicago Fire Department Engine 89 company patch

one of the new company patches added to the site



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Bloomingdale has been added to the site

Bloomingdale Fire Protection District No. 1 headquarters fire station 1

Bloomingdale Fire Station 1 on Bloomingdale Road houses the fire department headquarters and the emergency dispatch center. Larry Shapiro photo

The Bloomingdale Fire Protection District No 1 in MABAS Division 12 has been added to the site. Bloomingdale has three stations though one is strictly used for storage. Station 2 at 6N480 Keeney Road (which has a Roselle address) was originally part of the Keeneyville Fire District. This station has two spare engines and an out-of-service ambulance which may be converted to a dive unit.

Bloomingdale Fire Department ambulance

This out-of-service ambulance might be converted into a newer dive unit to replace Dive 9 which is assigned a 1997 Freightliner FL50/Medtec. Larry Shapiro photo

Bloomingdale has their own dispatch center in the basement of Station 1 which serves Bloomingdale in addition to the Elk Grove Township Fire Protection District and theItasca Fire Protection District.

Bloomingdale runs a fleet of Pierce apparatus which includes a tower ladder and three engines on a Lance chassis, one engine on an Enforcer chassis, and an engine on a Quantum chassis. They have on order a 2,000-gallon pumper/tanker on a Velocity chassis which is due this year. The two in-service ambulances as well as the Dive Squad all feature boxes built by Horton.

Bloomingdale Fire Protection District Engine 1 Pierce Quantum

The newest engine in Bloomingdale is this 2005 Pierce Quantum assigned to Engine 1. John Tulipano photo

Prior to becoming a Pierce customer, Bloomingdale was exclusively a Pirsch customer for many years. In 1981, they received the last engine on a custom Pirsch chassis that matched two engines and a 1972 85′ mid-ship quint.

Bloomingdale Fire Protection District 1981 Pirsch custom pumper

In 1981, Bloomingdale Engine 2 featured the last custom cab built by hand at the Pirsch factory in Kenosha. From this point forward, Pirsch purchased stock cabs from Truck Cab Manufacturers (TCM) and applied a trim package to make their appearance unique to Pirsch products. Larry Shapiro collection

Bloomingdale Fire Protection District custom Pirsch mid-mount quint

Bloomingdale Truck 4 was built in 1972 to match one Pirsch engine already in the Bloomingdale fleet complete with the edge warning lights. They would later have a total of four matching custom Pirsch units. Larry Shapiro collection

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Chicago Fire Department patch update

The last batch of patches from the collection of Alexander Alexandrovski for the 5th District are for companies in the 19th and 20th Battalions. Engine 116’s house has several patches between the engine and Squad 5, so there is a separate page to display them.

Chicago Fire Department patch Engine 50Engine Company 50

Chicago Fire Department patch Engine 116Engine Company 116

Chicago Fire Department patch Engine 123Engine Company 123

Chicago Fire Department patch Engine 129Engine Company 129, Truck Company 50, Ambulance 30

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Chicago Fire Department patch update

The last batch of patches added to the 1st District are in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Battalions. In some cases, more than one was added to a particular house, although they’re not all shown here. For example, following the link to Engine 22 will show patches added for 5-1-1 as well. The same goes for Truck 7 where a patch was also added for Engine 26. These patches were submitted from the collection of Alexander Alexandrovski.

Chicago Fire Department patch Engine 19Engine Company 19, Truck Company 11, Ambulance 4

Chicago Fire Department Engine 4 patchEngine Company 4, Tower 10

Chicago Fire Department Engine 22Engine Company 22

Chicago Fire Department Engine 30 patchEngine Company 30

Chicago Fire Department Truck 7 patchTruck Company 7

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Chicago Fire Department patch update

More than ten patches were added to the 1st District. The five shown here represent companies in the 1st and 2nd Battalions. A few of these houses have others that have been added as well. In addition to the 6-8-7 patch, Engine 13 has a patch in the same house. There are three variations of the patch for Engine 16, and another version of the patch for Squad 1. All images were submitted by Alexander Alexandrovski.

Chicago Fire Department patch Scuba teamScuba Team 6-8-7

Chicago Fire Department Squad 1 patchSquad 1

Chicago Fire Department Engine 98 patchEngine Company 98

Chicago Fire Department Chinatown patchEngine Company 8, Truck Company 4, Ambulance 85, Battalion 2

Chicago Fire Department Engine 16 patchEngine Company 16

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