Archive for September 16th, 2016

Fatal 2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 9-16-16

scene of a fatal extra alarm fire in Chicago

CFD Media photo

Excerpts from the

The Chicago Fire Department believes that seven fires in the Heart of Chicago—which killed one and left 39 people without homes—were deliberately set. One hundred firefighters responded said CFD District Chief Paul Foertsch.

The blazes started around 3 a.m. and at least seven separate fires were apparently set in alley trash cans that spread to garages and at least one home.

Firefighters, who had been on the 2100 block of West 21st Street, found a man’s body in a garage and his death is being treated as a homicide. Other fires were on the 2200 block of South Blue Island, 1700 and 1800 blocks of West 21st Street and 2100 block of South Wood.

thanks Dan

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As seen around … Deerfield

From Josh Boyajian:

Deerfield Engine 20 – 2009 Pierce Arrow XT 1250/750/40 with new graphics and black top

Deerfield-Bannockburn FPD Engine 20

Deerfield-Bannockburn FPD Engine 20. Josh Boyajian photo

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Former CFD Comm Van 2-7-8 for sale

This from 9 man squad:

Chicago surplus auction features the former Command Van 2-7-8

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Chicago FD Comm Van 2-7-8

Former CFD 2-7-8 from O’Hare Airport featured at the Chicago surplus auction

Chicago FD Comm Van 2-7-8 Chicago FD Comm Van 2-7-8

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Vintage article on the Chicago Fire Department

This from Steve Redick:

March 15, 1981 –  A nice article from Chicago Tribune Magazine. This of course was the old house at 3500 W 60th st. A nice glimpse of how things were not that long ago. I love this kinda stuff

Enjoy the memories






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