I thought I would share some old school photos. These were scanned and I don’t have the photographer’s name to credit as they are just part of my collection. Possibly someone who was living on the block.
Just sharing some shots of Engine 15 and 64 working a house fire some time in the late 80’s or early 90’s.
The original Snorkel, known then as a Giraffe, is shown here working this 5-11 Alarm fire in Chicago. The unit was built in 1958 and delivered to the city for use as a tree trimmer. Note the tree guard above the cab. This image was taken before the boom was piped with steel, as the 3″ hoe line is lashed along the boom sections.
Images from a 5-11 Alarm fire with 1 Special at 540 N. Orleans Street, February 9, 1965. The photographer is unknown
More historic photos from Chicago – the photographers are unknown
Chicago major fires from 1956
More images of major extra alarm fires in Chicago from the year 1957.