Category Archives: Firefighters

Day 253: We Will Never Forget

Sunday marks the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, and people from all across  Chicagoland are remembering and honoring those who lost their lives that day. Flags around the city all flew at half mass as Chicago remembers the … Continue reading

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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 221: Christopher Wheatley

The Chicago Fire Department dedicated the latest addition to its arsenal to one of its own, fallen firefighter Christopher Wheatley. The new boat is the first boat the fire department has purchased in 60 years. In a surprising coincidence, the vessel was … 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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