Posts Tagged Snorkel fire apparatus

Down memory lane … suburban departments

This from Martin Nowak:

Thanks to Squad546 for allowing me to use his photos. Thought it was time to go back in time,

Matteson Fire Department history

Matteson, former Snorkel 5-1967 Pierce/FWD 75′. Squad546 phot

Elk Grove Village Fire Department history

Former Elk Grove Engine 117-1971 Mack. Squad 546 photo

Forest Park Fire Department history

Former Forest Park Engine 2-1968 FWD. Squad546 photo

Dolton FIre Department history

Former Dolton Truck 1442-1981 Pierce/Oshkosh 75′ TeleSqurt. Squad546 photo

Elwood Fire Protection District history

Former Elwood Fire Protection District Truck 619-1980 Pemfab Wedge/E-ONE/75′ Tele Squrt quint. Squad546 photo

York Center Fire Protection District history

Former York Center Fire Protection District, Engine 76-1982 Spartan/1992 E-One 1500/3000. (Lombard). Squad546 photo

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McCook Box Alarm 4-27-13

This from Erik Haak:

At 1950hrs on Saturday, April 27th, the McCook Fire Department was paged out to the report of an explosion occurring at a metal grinding company at 4828 S. Lawndale.  First arriving companies confirmed smoke showing from the A and D sides at 1954hrs and elevated the response to a full still.   The fire was contained in the 125 x 325 1-story rear section of the complex which included several additions that were not involved.  At 2012hrs, command pulled MABAS Division 10 Box #14-01 after companies reported heavy smoke conditions in the interior.  Several aerials were used to combat the slow burning fire that had melted through fiberglass portions of the roof.  Riverside Truck 1629 operated from the northeast corner of the building and within the complex’s fenced-in lot.  It’s aerial can be seen raised in several of the photos.  Brookfield Truck 419 operated an aerial from the southeast corner and was set up on Lawndale.  Bedford Park Truck 705 operated a stream from inside the complex on the south side of the building.  Pleasantview Truck 1519 operated a master stream from the northwest corner of the complex and was set up on Clyde Terrace.  Tri-State Truck 529 was set up off of the Joliet Road side of the building but never raised their aerial.  Lyons Squad 1316 lit up the east side of the building where most of the fireground activity occurred.  McCook Engine 1416 can also be seen supplying water to Riverside’s Truck as well as several handlines.  Images pictured were taken approximately one hour into the incident.
Bedford Park FD Snorkel

Bedford Park FD Snorkel. Erik Haak photo

Brookfield FD Truck 419

Brookfield FD Truck 419. Erik Haak photo

Lyons FD Squad 1316

Lyons Squad 1316. Erik Haak photo

McCook FD Engine 1416

McCook Engine 1416. Erik Haak photo

Pleasantview FD Truck 1519

Pleasantview Truc 1519. Erik Haak photo

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Historic fire: Goldblatt’s fire in Mt Prospect, 1977 (pt3)

Images from Steve Redick from the Goldblatt’s Department Store fire in the winter of 1977.

Glenbrook FPD Pierce Snorkel working at fire scene

Steve Redick photo

American LaFrance Aero Chief Snorkel at fire scene

Steve Redick photo

fire trucks at bitter cold winter fire

Steve Redick photo

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Chicago area Snorkel history: Stickney

This from Josh Boyajian:

Here is a picture of our old Snorkel that i have from my old photos. I couldn’t find out the specifications but here you go. Also i attached two of my dad’s photos from the 80′s. One is from a Fire in Berwyn at Ridgeland and Cermak, and the other one was at a different fire on Cermak Road in Berwyn.

 

Stickney Fire Department Snorkel

Stickney Fire Department Snorkel 1204. Josh Boyajian photo

Stickney Fire Department Snorkel at fire scene

Stickney Fire Department Snorkel at fire scene. Jeff Boyajian photo

Stickney Fire Department Snorkel at fire scene

Stickney Fire Department Snorkel at fire scene. Jeff Boyajian photo

 

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Historic fire: Goldblatt’s fire in Mt Prospect, 1977 (pt2)

Images from Larry Shapiro on one extremely cold Sunday in February of 1977 at the 4th Alarm Goldblatt’s fire in Mount Prospect.

American LaFrance Aero Chief Snorkel at fire scene

Mount Prospect Snorkel working at the Goldblatt’s fire. Larry Shapiro photo

Glenbrook FPD Pierce Snorkel working at fire scene

Glenbrook FPD Snorkel in the rear of the Goldblatt’s store in 1977. Larry Shapiro photo

Glenbrook FPD Pierce Snorkel working at fire scene

Another shot of the Glenbrook FPD Snorkel in the rear of the Goldblatt’s store in 1977. Larry Shapiro photo

Glenbrook FPD Pierce Snorkel working at fire scene

A canvas tarp was used to protect parts of the unit from the water spray that subsequently froze. Larry Shapiro photo

fire trucks at bitter cold winter fire

Glenbrook Snorkel shown with two Mount Prospect engines in their former yellow and white colors. Larry Shapiro photo

American LaFrance Aero Chief Snorkel at fire scene

Mount Prospect Snorkel working at the Goldblatt’s fire. Larry Shapiro photo

fire trucks at bitter cold winter fire

The Glenbrook FPD was a recent name change for the Glenview Rural FPD seen on the Snorkel boom. Larry Shapiro photo

American LaFrance Aero Chief Snorkel at fire scene

Mount Prospect Snorkel working at the Goldblatt’s fire. Larry Shapiro photo

 

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Vintage CFD Fire Photos

More historic fire photos from Chicago.

Chicago Fire Department history extra alarm 4-11 fire in 1964

Chicago Fire Department history extra alarm fire in 1963 Museum of Science & Industry

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