This from Steve Redick:

Going through my dad’s scrapbook I found these images from Feb 14, 1946. 4-11 alarm at 1446 Blue island Ave. In the writeup it says the captain of Squad 10 died of a heart attack at another fire that occurred that same day … barely mentioned.

The next group of clippings describes a squad’s multiple inhalator responses and a dramatic elevator rescue..imagine how difficult and dangerous this was without all the modern tools of today.

Also some clippings from a 5-11 at 19th and State. Interesting how they refer to the residents displaced in the hotel fire, imagine that term used today! How about the mention of the “47 year old midget” hit by the streetcar during the fire. You can’t make this stuff up!¬† These clippings are a window to a different time in this country, and a whole different kind of¬† journalism.

Steve
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