Chicago Fire Insurance Patrol (1871-1959)

Like the CFD, the FIP used a consistent shop numbering series to keep track of their vehicles. Coincidentally, they too used a B- prefix.

Shop # Year Make/Model Original Assignment Second Assignment Notes Image Links
B-1
B-2
B-3
B-4
B-5
B-6
B-7
B-8
B-9
B-10 1913 White Fire Patrol 7 One of 7 purchased in 1913-1914
B-11
B-12
B-13
B-14
B-15
B-16
B-17
B-18
B-19
B-20 1926? REO Speed Wagon/Fire Patrol Shops Roof Service Purchased 7/1/1926; body built by shops
B-21 1927 Yellow Coach Fire Patrol 2 One of 4 purchased - others went to Patrols 1, 5 & 7; first vehicles to not be numbered (to ease swapping)
B-22
B-23
B-24
B-25 ? ? Fire Patrol 6 Seriously damaged in collision with streetcar at Roosevelt Road and Sacramento Boulevard in 1931; unknown if 1927 White or 1928 Diamond-T
B-26
B-27
B-28
B-29
B-30 1937 White Fire Patrol 2 (1/6/1937 - ?) Fire Patrol 5? Enclosed body; appears to have been at Patrol 5 in 1942
B-31 1937 White Fire Patrol 1 (1937 - 4/1949) Enclosed body
B-32 1938 GMC panel truck Fire Patrol 3 (1938 - 1941?)
B-33 1941 Ford panel truck Fire Patrol 3 (1941? - ?) Overturned due to accident at 61st & South Parkway
B-34
B-35
B-36
B-37
B-38
B-39
B-40
B-41
B-42
B-43 1949 Ford/General Fire Patrol 1 (4/1949 - ?) Fire Patrol 2? First rigs with black over red paint scheme Fire Patrol 1 (Steve Redick)
B-44 1949 Ford/General Fire Patrol 7 Owned by the Fire Museum of Greater Chicago
B-45
B-46 1951 Ford/General Fire Patrol 5 Owned by the Fire Museum of Greater Chicago
B-47
B-48
B-49
B-50 1958 Ford/General Fire Patrol 1 (1958 - 6/29/1959) Became Skokie’s Salvage Squad 1 after disbanding of Fire Patrol; owned by the Fire Museum of Greater Chicago Fire Patrol 1 (Steve Redick)
B-51
B-52
B-53
B-54 1954 Ford/General Fire Patrol 2 Fire Patrol 4? Fire Patrol 2