Classic Chicago fire scene photos from 1955

historic fire scene photo from Chicago

5-11 Alarm fire in Chicago at the Wabash Railroad Freight house 27 W Roosevelt Road December 26, 1955. photographer unknown

historic fire scene photo from Chicago

5-11 Alarm fire in Chicago at 605 N. Aberdeen April 1, 1955. photographer unknown

historic fire scene photo from Chicago

5-11 Alarm fire & 5 Specials at the Carr Consolidated Biscuit Company in Chicago at 1453 W. 37th Street September 1, 1955. photographer unknown

historic fire scene photo from Chicago

Fire at Standard Oil in Whiting, IN August 28, 1955. photographer unknown

historic fire scene photo from Chicago

Fire at Standard Oil in Whiting, IN August 28, 1955. photographer unknown

historic fire scene photo from Chicago

4-11 Alarm fire at Rothchild Clothing, 300 S. State Street in Chicago July 15, 1955. photographer unknown

For once I was in the right place at the right time…. but, turned out to be a small fire. At Approximately 08:50 on 4-18-14 Glenside FPD was dispatched to a reported dryer fire at 644 Burdette in Glendale Heights (I was at North Ave and Glen Ellyn Road 2 blocks away!). As I headed down the street looking for the address.. DuComm reported all persons out of the house and flames coming from the dryer. I passed the house saw the homeowner and kids out front as I parked the car Glendale Heights police were pulling up behind me. Engine 58 and Medic 59 arrived about 2 minutes later and stretched a 1-3/4 attack line and quickly knocked down the fire as the additional companies arrived. In my haste to get set up I forgot to check my ISO and shot all the pictures at 2500 (slightly over exposure thank god for RAW and lightroom!)

John Tulipano

fireman pulling hose at fire scene

John Tulipano photo

fireman entering house to extinguish fire

John Tulipano photo

fireman with hose at fire scene

John Tulipano photo

house fire photo

John Tulipano photo

Ferrara fire engine

John Tulipano photo

more photos are at http://tulipano-firephotos.smugmug.com/FIRES/4-18-14-GLENSIDE-SPECIAL-ALARM/

Here’s the video from the 3-Alarm fire in Indianapolis on April 11, 2014

I was able to attend an unusual incident last night. There is a small area that belongs to Chicago, that lies along Foster ave west of River rd, adjacent to O’Hare Field. This is much closer to Rosemont and Schiller Park, yet it belongs to CFD. It isn’t really a good run for either the airport companies nor engine 11. Sort of a no-man’s land. Rosemont responded to smoke in the area, as well as Schiller Park , Desplaines, and Park Ridge. CFD was notified as well. Arriving units found a well-involved tour/party type bus inside an industrial building. Park Ridge, due on auto-aide, used a deck gun to hit the bulk of the fire. Chicago companies arrived and worked in concert with all the suburban units. Another interesting aspect to this was that MVU (924) was used. This rig lives at O’Hare Field and most of us fire fan types have never actually had a chance to see the unit in operation. I also took a photo or two of the various municipality street signs at each end of the block. They used suburban style hydrants, but I think I heard the sprinkler connections on the fire building were Chicago threads. All in all a “once in a billion years” kinda deal.

Steve Redick

firemen at night fire scene

Steve Redick photo

fire truck at night fire scene

Steve Redick photo

mobile ventilation unit at night fire scene

Steve Redick photo

mobile ventilation unit at night fire scene

Steve Redick photo

mobile ventilation unit at night fire scene

Steve Redick photo

fire truck at night fire scene

Steve Redick photo

firemen at night fire scene

Steve Redick photo

fire truck at night fire scene

Steve Redick photo

 

more photos at chicagoareafire.com

A working fire Sunday afternoon in the 1600 blk of Karlov, Chicago. E95 arrived and had smoke showing from the 3rd floor. Engines 95 and 109 had lines lead out, Truck 26 had the main to the roof, and Truck 48 threw their banger ladder on the (B) sector.  Fire was quickly knocked. Here are some of my shots.

Josh Boyajian

aerial ladder to roof of building on fire

Josh Boyajian photo

firemen make entry with heavy smoke overhead

Josh Boyajian photo

firemen make entry with heavy smoke overhead

Josh Boyajian photo

fireman raise a banger ladder

Josh Boyajian photo

Chicago Spartan fire engine

Josh Boyajian photo

On April 14 at approx 9:10 a.m. Montgomery County Fire Rescue Service (MCFRS) was alerted to the building fire at 1075 Taft St in Rockville, MD.  The fire was dispatched as a box alarm with a 2nd alarm transmitted at 10:15 a.m.  I arrived on scene after the bulk of the fire was knocked down and the building’s ceiling had collapsed.  Firefighters worked the remainder of the day on overhaul, demolition, and hotspot control.  List of dispatched units:

Box alarm: – E703 PE723 PE732 PE721 PE733 T725 AT723 RS703 A723 D3 D5 BC703 BC704
2nd alarm: - E703 PE723 PE732 PE721 PE733 T725 AT723 RS703 A723 D3 D5 BC703 BC704

Special calls:  PE725 PE728 T740 AR733 CT733

RID RS742B M742

One additional note about this incident – this was Engine 705′s first fire (Kensington VFD).  705 is a brand new Pierce Engine.

Trevor James

fire department safety officer

Trevor James photo

building demolished by fire

Trevor James photo

Pierce heavy rescue squad at fire scene

Trevor James photo

commercial building gutted by fire

Trevor James photo

Pierce tower ladder at fire scene

Trevor James photo

fire department air truck

Trevor James photo

fire engine with hose lines at fire hydrant

Trevor James photo

Peirce Arrow XT fire engine

Trevor James photo

two tillered aerials at fire scene

Trevor James photo

two tower ladders work at fire scene

Trevor James photo

More photos from this incident can be viewed on my Flickr account:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/59625319@N02/

Colchester, Ct had this 2nd alarm on arrival at O’Connell Rd. & Taylor Rd. for heavy fire on floor #2 and the attic. Many mutual aid depts assisted with water and RIT. Two members were injured with one member being transported to the hospital.

Stay safe,

Patrick Dooley

flames through roof at house fire

Patrick Dooley photo

flames through roof at house fire

Patrick Dooley photo

heavy smoke at house fire

Patrick Dooley photo

firemen battle house fire in CT

Patrick Dooley photo

flames through roof at house fire

Patrick Dooley photo