CHICAGO — One group of Chicagoans has been in on the action every time the Cubs have done well or not.
The Chicago Fire Department’s Engine 78 has witnessed the team’s history since the day the ballpark was built.
The firehouse on Waveland has been a staple of the Wrigleyville neighborhood since the late 1800s. It has experienced every win and every loss inside the Friendly Confines and has turned into a destination in itself for anyone heading down to Wrigley Field.
The building we see today is a historic landmark built in 1915, one year after Wrigley Field.
Wrigleyville and Wrigley Field are very much the pulse of the firehouse which roughly serves the densely populated area from Diversey to Ashland and Lawrence to the lake.
It is one of the busiest houses in the department..
are little things that you remember but they have to be brought up..
The firehouse location makes it arguably the most public face of the fire department You`ll often see the guys outside on game days welcoming fans to the neighborhood and they`ve had their fair share of celebrity guests themselves.
The firehouse is important for safety and important to the (mostly) Cubs fans in it who have dedicated their lives to keeping Wrigleyville and Chicago safe.