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A Celebration of Chicago’s Heroes


101 over-sized fiberglass fire hydrants were on display in Chicago from 9/11/2013 thru November, 2013 in tribute to the heroism of Chicago’s firefighters.  The hydrants were then auctioned to benefit the 100 Club of Chicago and the families of fallen firefighters.  Thank you to all of the sponsors, artists, firefighter families and general public who so graciously supported this campaign.

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The Concept

This citywide public art installation will feature oversized replicas of Chicago’s iconic standard fire hydrants designed, painted, decorated and/or dressed by noted artists, architects, and fashion and interior designers.

The Hydrants 

The Hydrants

A collection of 101 hydrants symbolically representing each Chicago firehouse. Locally manufactured in durable, weather-resistant white fiberglass.
Each hydrant is approx. 5’ tall.

The Artists

The Firehouses

101 firehouses protect Chicago’s neighborhoods. Each firehouse is a vital part of the City’s emergency response infrastructure. Chicago firefighters have the fastest emergency response time in the nation.

Firehouse Locations



Sponsor a single hydrant, a series of hydrants, or the entire collection through customized category-exclusive marketing. Sponsors may choose their own artist or work with our curator to find someone to bring their brand to life.

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(Featured below.)

    Fall Out Boy

    SPONSOR: Fall Out Boy
    ARTIST: Ken R. Klopack
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    NBC Chicago Fire Cast & Crew

    SPONSOR: NBC Chicago Fire Cast & Crew
    ARTIST: Battalion Chief Dane Phenegar
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    Flood Brothers (2)

    SPONSOR: Flood Brothers (2)
    ARTIST: Chris Campagna
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    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

    SPONSOR: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
    ARTIST: Patients and Families of Lurie Children’s
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    FOX 32 News

    SPONSOR: FOX 32 Chicago
    ARTIST: Martellus Bennett
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    Jim, Rose, Lauren and Felicia Kluth

    SPONSOR: Jim, Rose, Lauren and Felicia Kluth
    ARTIST: Erika Vazzana
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    ARTIST: Ken Klopack
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    Daniel M. Weitzman, CPA, LLC

    SPONSOR: Daniel M. Weitzman, CPA, LLC
    ARTIST: Jill Roseth
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    Oak Street Council

    SPONSOR: Oak Street Council
    ARTIST: Betty Sitbon
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    Illinois Fire Safety Alliance

    SPONSOR: Illinois Fire Safety Alliance
    ARTIST: Lee Kowalski
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    Motorola Solutions Foundation

    SPONSOR: Motorola Solutions Foundation
    ARTIST: Families of Fallen First Responders
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    Wil, Parker, Maryn, Jen & Jeff Kenny

    SPONSOR: Wil, Parker, Maryn, Jen & Jeff Kenny
    ARTIST: George Berlin
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    Hot Doug’s

    SPONSOR: Hot Doug's
    ARTIST: Jill Arena & Cyd Smillie
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    Hyatt Regency Chicago

    SPONSOR: Hyatt Regency Chicago
    ARTIST: Tony Sparrow
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    ARTIST: Jerry Rogowoski
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    Chicagoland Speedway

    SPONSOR: Chicagoland Speedway
    ARTIST: Don McClelland
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    The Resnick Automotive Group

    SPONSOR: The Resnick Automotive Group
    ARTIST: Sherwood Snyder
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    Meijer by Bacon

    SPONSOR: Meijer
    ARTIST: Sandie Bacon
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    Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation

    SPONSOR: Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation
    ARTIST: Kehoe Design Creative Services
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    REO Speedwagon & 97.9 The Loop

    SPONSOR: REO Speedwagon & 97.9 The Loop
    ARTIST: Marco Nunes
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    Lawndale Christian Development Corp.

    SPONSOR: Lawndale Christian Development Corporation
    ARTIST: Paul Collins
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    The Wintrust Hydrant

    SPONSOR: Wintrust
    ARTIST: Anna Celander
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    The Tiki Bank

    SPONSOR: Sammy Hagar & 97.9 The Loop
    ARTIST: Todd Gallopo
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