Category Archives: Firefighters

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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Day 208: Dedicated to the Fallen

A memorial park for fallen firefighters/paramedics is just South of mcCormick Place.

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Day 206: Chicago Fire Department

The Chicago Fire Department logo on the ladder truck.

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Day 187: In the Reflection

The reflection in the Chicago Fire Academy window of a fireman taking advantage of the aerial view from atop the ladder on the ladder truck.

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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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Day 174: A Lonely Hose

A lonely firehose sits all rolled up at the curb during a demonstration at the Muster at the Chicago Fire Academy last weekend.  

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