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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-22-18 (more)

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37

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Chicago FD Engine 116

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Chicago FD Engine 50

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Chicago FD Engine 84

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Chicago FD Engine 50

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Chicago FD Engine 84

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37

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Chicago Fire Department news – Mickelberry Fire Ceremony

This from Steve Redick:

On Wednesday I had the honor of attending the memorial for the 50th anniversary of the Mickelberry tragedy. The members of Engine 50 and Truck 18 (first due to the incident), put a lot of time and effort into a very nice ceremony and reception at company quarters. I have a personal connection to the event as my father responded there on Snorkel Squad 3. His company arrived after the explosion had taken place so they all escaped injury. It was well attended by family members of those lost as well as some members who were at the incident back in 1968. I present a few images and video to give an idea of the events. More photos:

 

Chicago FD Engine 50

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memorial to fallen Chicago Firefighters

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Chicago FD Chaplain Fr John McNalis

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Ceremony to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Mickelberry Sausage Company fire

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American flag suspended from a fire truck ladder

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Chicago FD Commissioner Jose Santiago

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FD bell ringing ceremony

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-8-18

The first 3-11 Alarm fire of the  year occurred Monday night (1/8/18) as Chicago firefighters battled fire in a 150×800 mattress warehouse at 4041 S. Emerald. Elevated master streams from three tower ladders and Squad 1A surrounded the building. 

 

 

Chicago FD Squad 1A at work

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Chicago FD Squad 1A at work Rosenbauer ACP-55

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Chicago FD Engine 50 E-ONE Cyclone II

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 39 E-ONE Cyclone HP100 at work

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Chicago FD Light Wagon 915

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 54 at work

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 54 at work

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Chicago firefighters cut overhead doors with saws

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Chicago FD Engine 39

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Chicago FD Engine 28 E-ONE Cyclone II

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 39 E-ONE Cyclone HP100 at work

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Chicago FD mobile command board

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 9-23-17 (more)

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23 Sep 17- The 5th Battalion and companies were stilled out at approximately 0645 hours. While en route, the Englewood FAO announced a Still & Box at this location for reports of people trapped inside the building. Engine Co. 84 and Truck Co. 51 arrived on scene and reported heavy fire in the rear of a 3 story ordinary apartment building. Battalion 5 got on scene shortly after and reported fire through the roof. A 2-11 Alarm was requested by 2-2-1 who pulled all companies out of the building due to dangerous fire conditions. (5) 2-1/2” lines were led out while Tower Ladder 37 and Squad Co. 5’s Snorkel worked elevated master streams. Engine Co. 84, Engine Co. 45, and Engine Co. 50 utilized their deck guns. Searches could not be completed due to structural integrity of the building. Companies also battled high humidity and high 80s temperature. Still Alarm companies: E84 E47 T51 T30 BN5 Sq5 2-7-5 RIT BN6 T15, A55 A36 4-5-8.

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Chicago FD Engine 47

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fire chief surveys aftermath of fire

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firefighters immersed in smoke at fire scene

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 9-23-17

Photos from Chicago’s 2-11 Alarm fire at 5825 S. Prairie Avenue on Saturday, 9/23/17

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37

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aftermath of building fire

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Engine 50

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firefighters cool down and rehab after a fire

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Working fire in Chicago, 9-17-17

This from Josh Boyajian:

Working Fire last weekend in the 6th Battalion. 5640 s Peoria, 2-sty vacant, back porches fully involved on arrival.

Chicago FD Truck 51

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Chicago FD Engine 116

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ground ladder to window of fire building

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Firefighters overhaul after fire

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Chicago FD Engine 50

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Firefighters overhaul after house fire

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Firefighter with hose washing down hot spots

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Chicago street sign

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Squad 5

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Chicago FD Truck 51

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 9-21-17

This from Josh Boyajian:

Engine 116 arrived to find smoke in the rear of this 3-sty brick at 6434 s Peoria. They encountered heavy fire throughout the rear enclosed back porches and had fire on all 3 floors. Battalion 19 Boxed it about 10 mins in. 

aftermath of rear porches fire in Chicago

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aftermath of rear porches fire in Chicago

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Chicago Firefighters at fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 116

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Chicago Firefighters at a fire scene

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Chicago FD ladder trucks at fire scene

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 8-10-17

This from Josh Boyajian:

CFD Canteen 4-0-0 reported to the EFAO yesterday morning around 4AM of (2), 2-sty frames going at 840 w 53rd Place. Canteen 4-0-2 was a block away at a SWAT call with CPD. Engine 49 arrived and went defensive on a 1.5-sty frame totally involved extending to a 2.5-sty frame to the west. Engine 50, in their new rig, was 2nd up and had numerous lines off. Companies had water problems and the box engines ended up dropping and feeding the attack engines from blocks away. Tower 39 really worked hard, taking the boards off most of the 2nd floor windows, making holes in the roof, and on the front of the building. Squad 5 was in the alley being fed by Engine 116. Towers 39 and 37 were both in spare tower ladders. I arrived after the 2-11, it was very over grown around both of the buildings. 
 
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Chciago FD Squad 5A

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firefighter in tower ladder bucket against heavy fire

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firefighter in tower ladder bucket against heavy fire

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firefighter in tower ladder bucket against heavy fire

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firefighter in tower ladder bucket against heavy fire

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heavy flames and smoke through roof of a house at night

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heavy flames and smoke through roof of a house at night

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Chicago FD Engine 50

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Chciago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago firefighter pump operator

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Chicago FD Engine 116

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Chicago FD Engine 123

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Working fire in Chicago, 3-11-17

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48 W Garfield Blvd, Saturday (3/11/17). Looks like squad 5 has a length or 2 of 1 3/4 strapped to the front bumper to use off an engine or divider … cool!

Steve

Chicago FD Squad 5

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fire scene in Chicago

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firefighter climbs aerial ladder

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Chicago FD Engine 84

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Chicago FD Ambulance 1

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Chicago FD Truck 51

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 2-12-17

This from Eric Haak:

At approximately 0605 hrs on Sunday morning (2/12), the Englewood Fire Alarm Office received several calls for a fire at the intersection of 44th and Shields Ave. Engine 50 landed on the scene and confirmed a fire in a 2.5-story vacant frame with exposure to a 1.5-story occupied frame. Two minutes later, the 2nd Battalion reported he had heavy fire in the 2.5-story and requested a Box. The first image below was taken just before Engine 50 opened up with their deck gun which knocked down a lot of the visible fire in the front. There was a lot of fire extension into the occupied exposure and companies made an interior attack on that structure. Eventually Squad 5’s Snorkel and Tower Ladder 39 were brought down to mop up the remaining fire in the original building which was under rehab. In an October, 2015 Google Streets image, the building was a Red-X and appeared to have had a basement fire in it previously.

house engulfed in flames at night

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Chicago FD Engine 50 at fire scene

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Firefighters battle house fire at night

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house engulfed in flames at night

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Firefighters battle house fire at night

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Chicago Firefighters on roof with flames

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Firefighters battle house fire

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