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Fire Muster and Flea Market in Chicago (more)

This from Steve Redick:

Had a great day Saturday attending the annual Fire Buffs of Illinois/ 5-11 Club muster. Attendance seemed down this year and the amount of rigs seemed very low compared to previous years but nonetheless it was a great and fun day. Here is a sampling of some of the “hardware” I was able to see. Great to see the Skokie/Engine 87 Club Mack again this year after a lengthy absence. All the images and video can be seen on my site

Steve

vintage B-Model Mack fire engine

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vintage 1969 Snorkel from Palatine IL

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restored 1928 Ahrens Fox fire engine

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restored NAS Glenview fire engine

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Chicago FD Engine 17 from Backdraft

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restored 1928 Ahrens Fox fire engine

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restored 1928 Ahrens Fox fire engine

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restored 1928 Ahrens Fox fire engine

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vintage B-Model Mack fire engine

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restored NAS Glenview fire engine

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Stone Park FD Engine 21

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Chicago FD Squad 1A

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Chicago FD Squad 1

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5-ll Club Support Service Canteen

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-16-17 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

I left the “3 bagger” to take in this job.  Engine 49 from a change asked for a box right away after they arrived. The building was undergoing some renovation as indicated by the scaffolding so a defensive stance was taken initially. Squad 1 wiggled the new rig into a tight spot. Not much to really see but a changing smoke condition based on the prevailing winds. I can’t think of the last time I left one job to take in another (except for Detroit).

All the photos and video from the two fires can be seen here:
Steve

Chicago Firefighters and fire trucks at fire sene

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Chicago fire trucks at fire scene

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smokey conditions during building fire

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Firefighters battle building fire

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Chicago FD Engine 49

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Chicago FD Engine 5

Chicago FD Engine 59

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Chicago fire trucks at fire scene

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Chicago FD Squad 1A

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-16-17 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

An unusual bit of radio traffic … 411 the long time CFD Chaplain is retiring and responded to one of his last extra alarms … ant he struck out the 3-11 on his orders … pretty cool. Here it is for posterity
Steve

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-16-17 (more)

More om the 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-16-17 from Steve Redick:

firefighters with master stream at warehouse fire

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Chicago FD Chaplain Father Thomas Mulcrone

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Grayslake Fire Protection District news

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training fires and final burndown June 6, 2017 at the Claremont School property 

 

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-1-17 (more)

An interesting historical note about the 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-1-17, there was a 2-11 Alarm fire in the same building on April 24, 1983. We have not found any of our contributors that has photos of that fire.

Chicago FD extra alarm listing for April of 1983 

 

This from Steve Redick:

Thursday morning (at the peak of morning rush hour) 2945 Milwaukee Ave. Fire was in a 2-story furniture store, with the top floor completely closed to the outside by brick veneer. Heavy fire throughout, burned through and collapsed what I believe was a bowstring truss roof. Photo conditions were tough as there were areas of bright sun and deep shade. Finally got to oberve squad 2’s new “snorkel” fully extended and in operation as well as some tower ladder operations and the spare Snorkel. Also interesting to see Engine 69 hooked up to a hydrant in front of Engine 91’s former quarters at 3000 N Elbridge very close to the rear of the fire building. Here is a sample of the hundreds of images, all can be seen plus the video here:

Steve

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-1-17 (more)

video by Steve Redick of the 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-1-17

 

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-1-17

Chicago police officers were sent to investigate a burglar alarm around 7:30AM on Thursday (6/1/17) at 2945 N. Milwaukee Avenue where they discovered a fire inside the furniture store. Firefighters arrived to smoke and fire in the two-story, 100×125 brick building with a partial bow-truss roof and glass storefront. Companies were eventually pulled from the building and initiated a defensive attack. The alarm was raised to a 2-11 and then a 3-11 with elevated master streams from Tower Ladder 21, Tower Ladder 23, Squad 2A, and 6-6-1, the reserve Snorkel.

Multiple contributors were at the scene and will be submitting images and video.

Chicago FD Squad 2A battling a fire

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heavy smoke from the front of a commercial building fire

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Chicago FD Engine 69

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massive flames erupt from building on fire

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firefighter on aerial ladder with fire

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firefighter descends aerial ladder with fire

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Chicago FD Engine 124

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massive flames erupt from building on fire

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massive flames erupt from building on fire

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Chicago FD Squad 2A battling a fire

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Chicago FD Engine 69

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Chicago FD reserve Snorkel 6-6-1

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Chicago FD Engine 43

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House fire in Addison, 5-25-27

Photos from Steve Redick of the Box Alarm in Addison 5/25/27 at 20W385 Diversey Avenue.

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Working fire in Skokie, 5-17-17

Skokie companies responded Wednesday (5/17/17) for fire behind the building in the 7600 block of South Austin Avenue near Lehigh.

firefighters with ladder on building

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Skokie FD Truck 18

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long hose lay at fire scene

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Skokie FD Squad 18

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Skokie FD Truck 18

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Skokie FD Squad 18

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Skokie FD Engine 18

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Skokie FD Engine 18

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