Slice of Life: Chicago Fire Boat

Chicago Fire boat

What does a Chicago Fire Department boat look like racing to the scene of an emergency?  Pretty much the same as a Chicago Fire Department car racing to the scene of an emergency.

It turns out that this fireboat is equipped with the same lights an siren as you’d find on a regular fire truck.  And from a distance, as its racing toward you, you might think that it’s actually a fire SUV on an adjacent street before you realize that it’s actually in the river.

In this case, the fire boat was rushing to rescue someone who was floating down the river in Bridgeport on an old dock that broke loose from the shore.

Author: Editor

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