Category Archives: Fire Department

Day 240: Tower Ladder 21

Engine Company 112’s Tower Ladder 21 responds to a 3-11 fire in Lakeview on Saturday. While the ladder is in use, four outriggers are extended to stabilize the truck.

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Day 239: Danger Do Not Enter

Red tape surrounded the area around the 3-11 alarm fire on the northside in the neighborhood of Lakeview.

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Day 238: 3-11 Alarm Fire

More than 100 Chicago firefighters battled an extra-alarm fire today in Lakeview that consumed two apartment buildings. The fire that began just before 1:45 p.m and sent black smoke  across the  North Side. It started near a wooden stairwell behind a three-story building on the … Continue reading

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Day 228: Uniform Cap

A Chicago fireman’s class “A” uniform cap sits on the dash of a ladder truck. Steve Cohen, the President of Lighthouse Uniform Company, is the creator of the 9/11 Commemorative Chin Strap which features a red bloodline down the middle … Continue reading

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Day 219: Steven McNamee

On November 23, 1993, Candidate Firefighter Steven McNamee of the Chicago Fire Department died in the line of duty during a training accident at the Chicago Fire Academy. Candidates had been taught the proper method for jumping from a building … Continue reading

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Day 206: Chicago Fire Department

The Chicago Fire Department logo on the ladder truck.

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Day 202: Siren

The siren atop the 1974 Dodge Monaco.  In the background is parked a ladder truck.

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Day 185: 1974 Dodge Monaco

A 1974 restored Dodge Monaco Fire Chief’s car.

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Day 179: Crossing the Streams

This reminds me of Dr Peter Venkman in the 1984 movie GhostBusters saying… “Don’t cross the streams”.  This is a photo of the streams of water crossing from two separate fire trucks during a demonstration at the Chicago Fire Academy.

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Day 176: Up, Up and Away

A fireman climbs up a raised ladder during a demonstration at the Muster at the Chicago Fire Academy.

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