Archive for August 25th, 2023

A request from overseas …

Dear colleagues,

I am reaching out to you with a request to forward this message to the surrounding fire departments. Perhaps you could help us.

A year ago, firefighters from the Hamburg Fire Department – Germany ran the Chicago Marathon.

At the same time we visited some fire stations in Chicago because Hamburg and Chicago are Sister cities.

This year we are running the Chicago Marathon again but this year we are ten colleagues. We are still looking for accommodation between October 6th and 12th, 2023.

So, I would like inquire if you, your colleagues or families can provide private accommodations close to Chicago for this time.

All supporters are cordially invited to the great “Hamburg-Chicago” pasta party on the 7th of October.

For more details, please send an email to:

Thank you very much for your help and support.


Jürgen Schmidt

Deputy station commander

Hamburg Fire Department

Fire & Rescue Station 11

Fireboats & Water-Rescue

Admiralitätsstraße 54

Germany – 20459 Hamburg; #HamburgFD; #ChicagoMarathon; #firefighters;

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MIlwaukee Emergency vehicle display September 9th

Good Morning from Crabby Milton

A very pleasant surprise that I came across. There’s going to be a small muster after all this year. A new a different location and a bit unusual.

It will take place at the old Engine 25 on 300 S. 84th Street.


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