Chicago’s newest Engine Company was dedicatd today. Engine 2, the Christopher Wheatley which officially went in service this week, was christened this morning. Karl Klotz, Gordon J. Nord, Jr., and Larry Shapiro were in attendance and wil have many images to share. Until the images can be edited, here are two from Larry Shapiro.

Chicago Fire Department fire boat dedication Christopher Wheatley

Christopher Wheatley's mother smashes the champagne bottle to officially christen Chicago's new fire boat which went into service as Engine 2. Larry Shapiro phoyo

Chicago Fire Department Engine 2 Fire Boat Christopher Wheatley

Chicago Engine 2, the new fire boat put on a display this morning after the dedication ceremony near the Chicago Firefighter Memorial at McCormick Place. Larry Shapiro photo


More images will be posted tomorrow. Karl Klotz has posted a gallery HERE showing Engine 2, and a gallery with images of the dedication HERE.

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