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-none 1907 Woods Electric Patrol 1 Not accepted
B-none 1909 Plymouth Patrol 3
B-none 1909 Plymouth Patrol 6
B-none 1907 Knox Patrol 1 (1908 - ?)
B-none 1908 Knox Patrol 5 (1908 - ?)
B-1 1913 White Patrol 6 (1912 - ?)
B-2 1912 White Patrol 1 (1912 - ?)
B-3 1913 White Patrol 2 (1913 - ?)
B-4 1913 White Patrol 6 (1913 - ?)
B-5 1912 White Patrol 8 (1913 - ?)
B-6 1912 White Patrol 3 (1913 - ?)
B-7 1914 White Patrol 4 (1916 - ?) Listed as "chemical"
B-8 1913 White Patrol 5 (1914 - ?)
B-9 1913 White Patrol 6 (1914 - ?)
B-10 1913 White Patrol 7 (1914 - ?)
B-11 1914 White Patrol 1 (1914 - ?)
B-12 1913 White Patrol 8 (1914 - ?)
B-13 1913 White Patrol 3 (1914 - ?)
B-14 1916 White Spare Roof Service Purchased 1920
B-15 1924 Yellow Coach/Jacob Press Patrol 1
B-16 1924 White Patrol 3 (1925 - ?) Second section of Patrol 3
B-17 1920 White Spare (1921 - ?) Roof Service
B-18 1924 Yellow Coach Patrol 1 (1925 - ?) Second section of Patrol 1
B-19 1924 Yellow Coach Patrol 3 (1925 - ?) First section of Patrol 3
B-20 1927 Yellow Coach Patrol 2 Purchased 7/1/1926; body built by shops
B-20A 1926 REO Speed Wagon/Fire Patrol Shops Roof Service
B-21 1927 Yellow Coach Patrol 2 (1926 - ?) First vehicles to not be numbered (to ease swapping); second section of Patrol 2
B-22 1927 Yellow Coach Patrol 7 (1926 - ?)
B-23 1927 Yellow Coach Patrol 5 (1926 - ?)
B-24 1928 Diamond T Patrol 9 (1928 - ?)
B-25 1928 Diamond T Patrol 6? Patrol 4 Seriously damaged in collision with streetcar at Roosevelt Road and Sacramento Boulevard in 1931; listed as "chemical"
B-26 1929 Diamond T Patrol 8 (1928 - ?)
B-27 1929 Diamond T Patrol 3 (1929 - ?)
B-28 1940 Buick station wagon Patrol 5 (1941 - ?) Later at Patrol 7 and Patrol 6
B-29 1940 Buick station wagon Patrol 1 (1941 - ?)
B-30 1937 White Patrol 2 (1938 - ?) Patrol 5? Enclosed body; may have been assigned 1/6/1937; appears to have been at Patrol 5 in 1942
B-31 1938 White Patrol 1 (1939 - 4/1949) Enclosed body
B-32 1938 GMC panel truck Patrol 3 (1938 - 1941?)
B-33 1941 Ford panel truck Spare (1942 - ?) May have been used by Fire Patrol 3 (1941? - ?); overturned due to accident at 61st & South Parkway
B-34 1941 Ford panel truck Patrol 2 (1941 - ?)
B-35 1941 Ford panel truck Spare (1942 - ?)
B-36 1935 GMC Patrol 5 Open cab; acquired from disbanded Milwaukee Fire Insurance Patrol in 1942
B-37 1944 Ford panel truck Spare (1945 - ?)
B-38 1944 Ford panel truck Patrol 7 (1944 - ?)
B-39 1945 Ford Patrol 1 (1946 - ?) Patrol 4 "Pie wagon"
B-40 1945 Ford Patrol 3 (1945 - ?) "Pie wagon"
B-41 1945 Ford Patrol 5 "Pie wagon"
B-42 1946 Ford Patrol 1 "Pie wagon"
B-43 1949 Ford/General Patrol 1 (4/1949 - ?) Patrol 2? First rigs with black over red paint scheme; sedan cab Fire Patrol 1 (Steve Redick)
B-44 1949 Ford/General Patrol 5 Patrol 7 Sedan cab; owned by the Fire Museum of Greater Chicago
B-45 1949 Ford/General Patrol 3 Sedan cab
B-46 1951 Ford/General Patrol 5 Sedan cab; owned by the Fire Museum of Greater Chicago
B-47 1952 Ford/General Patrol 1 Sedan cab
B-48 1954 Ford/General Patrol 2 Sedan cab
B-49 1957 Ford pickup Patrol pickup
B-50 1958 Ford/General Patrol 1 (1958 - 6/29/1959) Sedan cab; became Skokie’s Salvage Squad 1 after disbanding of Fire Patrol; owned by the Fire Museum of Greater Chicago Fire Patrol 1 (Steve Redick)