New Chicago firehouse

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As of Monday CFD has a new firehouse on the Far South Side @ 11900 S Morgan. It will house Engines 115 and 75, Tower Ladder 24, and ambulances 29, 5, and 76 as well as the Deputy Chief for District 5. With this CFD no longer has a single truck company house, T-24. I have two comments, you do not need a TL down there and you moved the chief 10 blocks from the city border. Gonna be some long runs for 2-2-5.
 
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Any reasoning for them to put the companies together the 2 engines & truck from there original houses.?
 
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As of Monday CFD has a new firehouse on the Far South Side @ 11900 S Morgan. It will house Engines 115 and 75, Tower Ladder 24, and ambulances 29, 5, and 76 as well as the Deputy Chief for District 5. With this CFD no longer has a single truck company house, T-24. I have two comments, you do not need a TL down there and you moved the chief 10 blocks from the city border. Gonna be some long runs for 2-2-5.


1024 W. 119th St.

https://pbcchicago.com/projects/engine-company-115/
 
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Chicago has been doing that since the 70's. Build a new house to combine 2 engines and a truck, then later disband one of the engines. They are much better than NY building new firehouses. NY is much better than Chicago with replacing apparatus.
 
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Chicago has been doing that since the 70's. Build a new house to combine 2 engines and a truck, then later disband one of the engines. They are much better than NY building new firehouses. NY is much better than Chicago with replacing apparatus.
Sucks that they disband a company
 
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When "Downtown" Lee Brown (ex COD NYPD} became Mayor of Houston, he removed fire apparatus purchasing from the Fire Department and put it in the Mayor's Office. Sadly, only one of the mayor's aides did jail time for that corruption. Gosh, I wonder where he learned that?
 

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Firehouse already seems to be called, named, lettered only for "Engine 115" - maybe a indication of a future cost-cutting move to eliminate an engine.
 
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union contract with city stipulates the number of active fire suppression companies and their manning. Also even though there are 2 engines in the house it only gets one company designation, much like E-70, 59, and T-47 is known as E-70 on the N side. Don't know why they do that
 
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The pattern of locating fire houses in most of our cities was laid out in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This pattern depended upon the range of the fire horses. A strong horse pulling a steamer or ladder truck could expect to gallop at most a half mile. Consequently, fire houses were located approximately 3/4 of a mile from each other, which provided overlap in the response area. The improved mobility and range of today’s fire apparatus has rendered that old pattern obsolete. In some cases one engine can effectively cover an area that used to require two.
Nobody wants to see fire companies close, but in some cases it makes sense to do so. As the former mayor of New York City used to say, everybody wants a firehouse on their block but nobody wants to pay for it.
 
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The pattern of locating fire houses in most of our cities was laid out in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This pattern depended upon the range of the fire horses. A strong horse pulling a steamer or ladder truck could expect to gallop at most a half mile. Consequently, fire houses were located approximately 3/4 of a mile from each other, which provided overlap in the response area. The improved mobility and range of today’s fire apparatus has rendered that old pattern obsolete. In some cases one engine can effectively cover an area that used to require two.
Nobody wants to see fire companies close, but in some cases it makes sense to do so. As the former mayor of New York City used to say, everybody wants a firehouse on their block but nobody wants to pay for it.
So true!
 
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