PHOTO – CHICAGO – CHICAGO FIRE DEPARTMENT – HOSE TRUCK – c1960   1 comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO FIRE DEPARTMENT - HOSE TRUCK - c1960

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Posted June 26, 2013 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

One response to “PHOTO – CHICAGO – CHICAGO FIRE DEPARTMENT – HOSE TRUCK – c1960

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  1. Actually referred to as “fog pressure” trucks. This was the radio signature used by the fire alarm office. They carried a quantity of water (? gallons) and had very high pressure pumps and real fog nozzles. Note the high pressure hose on the reels and the strange nozzles. The concept was, these rigs would respond on any structure fire call and have a quantity of water available on preconnected hose lines (a concept used universally today) with high pressure, effective fire-killing power that could stop a developing fire in its tracks, long before a regular pumper (engine) could do so. They were phased out when engines started carrying a water supply and similar preconnected hose lines on reels (known as booster). I believe we had at least 14 scattered throughout the city.

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