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Offline mikeindabronx

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Re: Chicago Snorkels
« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2010, 07:51:05 PM »
David Berger's book "A Pictorial Look At Some Of Chicagoland's Fires And Firefighters 1957-1983 shows a lot of Snorkels in action.

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Re: Chicago Snorkels
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Offline lfdeng37

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Re: Chicago Snorkels
« Reply #16 on: July 29, 2010, 09:31:18 PM »
lawrence ma operates a snokel also

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Re: Chicago Snorkels
« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2010, 09:55:01 PM »
We ran a 75' at Jack Daniels distillery until 2000 when we replaced it with a 95' straight stick. Spoke with the current chief and they are in the preliminary stages of specing a new snorkel to support the other ladder.

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Re: Chicago Snorkels
« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2010, 10:22:51 PM »
Grumpy Grizzly - Correct about the first snorkel built for fire service:  Bedford Park FD website - "Also in 1960, the Bedford Park Fire Department purchased and accepted the delivery of the first Snorkel brand truck built for the fire service. It was a 65-foot aerial basket that was built on a GMC chassis. The truck was originally destined for the city of Chicago, but the Snorkel truck’s tandem axle was too big for the Chicago side streets. Chief Quinn of Chicago got together with Chief Husch of Bedford Park, and the Village of Bedford Park purchased the truck. The rest is history."

Chicago shops built their first snorkels.

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Re: Chicago Snorkels
« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2010, 11:29:23 AM »
We ran a 75' at Jack Daniels distillery until 2000 when we replaced it with a 95' straight stick. Spoke with the current chief and they are in the preliminary stages of specing a new snorkel to support the other ladder.
The site was as specifying it from?  From all the checking I've done I haven't seen anybody that is still making them except Bronto which really isn't the same thing.

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Re: Chicago Snorkels
« Reply #20 on: July 30, 2010, 04:50:50 PM »
Does Chicago have any tower ladders?

Yes. A few Pierce rearmount Ladder Towers, and an ALF at Truck 5. They are all designated Tower Ladders.

Bulldog, if they have an older boom, they can mount it on a newer chassis. I believe that's what Philadelphia did.
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Re: Chicago Snorkels
« Reply #21 on: July 30, 2010, 05:57:49 PM »
CFD TL's TL-5 2000 ALF Eagle, TL-10 2002 Pierce, TL-14 2002 Pierce, TL-21 1996 HME/Simon, TL-23 2005 Pierce, TL-34 2002 Pierce, TL-37 1996 HME/Simon, TL-39 1996 HME/Simon, TL-54 2005 Pierce, (Midway response truck), TL-63 O'Hare 105' waterway Pierce Lance :)
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Re: Chicago Snorkels
« Reply #22 on: July 30, 2010, 06:18:34 PM »
Jack Daniels rigs: For a birthday gift my wife gave me the Code 3 Freightliner Engine and the E-One rear mount. They are SHARP LOOKING RIGS!!!
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Re: Chicago Snorkels
« Reply #23 on: July 30, 2010, 10:33:12 PM »
Bulldog-That is the issue! Prior rigs are Eone with williams fire control foam and dry chem systems. Most of the warehouses are sprinklered and are heavy timber with metal sheathing. 4-7 stories. Large tract has tight access and you would have auto exposure problem. I think an aerielscope and an engine with a telesquirt of some type. Since Bronto is in with EOne, who knows?

Grumpy-The ladder is actually the tower without the bucket. We hung a 3000gpm williams nozzle offf the end of the stick. We can get water foam and dry chem at one time! 

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Re: Chicago Snorkels
« Reply #24 on: December 25, 2012, 05:01:28 PM »
Many threads on this so wasn't sure where to put it.....

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