Chicago, IL 3-11 at Cullerton and Morgan October 9th, 1988

Another set of amazing images submitted by Photographer John Tulipano…John was able to capture Chicago firefighters at a commercial structure fire that went to a 3-11. Here’s Johns recall of the incident that took place many years ago.  John’s image of Chicago Squad-1 made the cover of Firehouse magazine in May of 1989. Thanks John for the great photos!

Tulipano-Firephotos:

“I took this fire in from Hoffman Estates as soon as I heard the still and box. (thank God there was no traffic on the Kennedy Expressway). This was a vacant 6 story factory 200×150 they had heavy fire on 5th and 6th floors when I arrived.

There were several special calls that eventually brought ALL (6) TL’s to the scene and all (6) were set-up and working simultaneously. They would use 6-TL’s, 2-Ladder Pipes and 1 Snorkel along with several handlines to bring this fire under control. TL39,TL21 were set on Morgan street. TL14 in rear off morgan next to Trk 4. Squad 1 was at the corner of Cullerton and Morgan. TL10,TL62 and TL23 were set-up along Morgan Street.

I was lucky enough that the shot with the nose of squad 1 in the fireground and the corner of the building with heavy fire was on the cover of Firehouse magazine in May of 1989.   More photos continued on John’s website…  

Subscribe for updates and new job announcements.

Leave a Reply