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Engine 18 Chicago Fire, Chicago

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Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Chicago Fire Department Engine 18 was the first company organized after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Engine 18 resided at Roosevelt and May from 1872 until it moved to its new quarters in 2008. Engine 18 has since become a filming location for NBCs Chicago Fire Station 51. (Truck 81, Squad 3, Ambulance 61) Engine 18 is rich in History and protects 2 pre-Great Chicago Fire Landmarks. Holy Family Church and St. Ignatius Prep. Engine 18 proudly protects their great neighbors of the Near West Side, Pilsen, and the legendary Taylor Street.
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  • We were taking pictures outside the station and Demetrius opened the door and welcomed us in! We were extremely excited! He gave us a wonderful tour and answered all of our silly questions and let us....  more »
  • We visited the station with our daughter who just turned 10. We surprised her to a holiday to Chicago to visit where the shows, Chicago fire & Molly‚Äôs bar, pd & med are filmed. Arriving at the fire...  more »
  • I cannot say enough about the friendliness of the Firefighters and paramedics at Station 18. I know it must be difficult with people always wanting to look around. We were given the best tour by the nicest of people. They were so good to my children and showed us so much more than we imagined. I was able to buy a T-shirt and take many pictures. Thank you so much Station 18 for making this crazy fan so happy and for all that you do for the city of Chicago.
  • Station 18 fire department went above and beyond my expectations. My roommate was with our dog when she had bicycle accident and needed to go to the hospital. The fire department willingly watched over our dog at the fire station until I was able to come pick him up after making sure she was okay. I am forever thankful for what they did for us and for their kindness and understanding. Thank you x1000.

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