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New Chicago Fire Department replica models (more)

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37 replica model

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37 replica model. Fire Replicas photo

From the Fire Replicas Facebook page:

Over 800 hand-crafted and assembled pieces make up each CFD Tower Ladder. Check it out! Coming in early November….only Tower 37 still available. https://www.firereplicas.com/chicago-fire-department-e-one…/

assembling a scale model of a Chicago fire truck

Chicago FD tower ladder model being built. Fire Replicas photo

assembling a scale model of a Chicago fire truck

Fire Replicas photo

assembling a scale model of a Chicago fire truck

Fire Replicas photo

assembling a scale model of a Chicago fire truck

Fire Replicas photo

assembling a scale model of a Chicago fire truck

Fire Replicas photo

assembling a scale model of a Chicago fire truck

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Mundelein Swap Meet

Mundelein Swap Meet

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New Chicago Fire Department replica models (more)

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Of interest … model building

This from Steve Redick:

I’m going through a lot of my collection and I came upon these models.  These were custom built by my dad, one of his last real model projects. I want to share his talent with you. This was a Jim Beam liquor decanter that he customized into a CFD Bulldog engine. The details are great … gate valve, load of hose, nozzles, ground ladders, and a scratchbuilt “jockey box” with a street jack and lifeline. 

Steve Redick

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Steve Redick photo

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Steve Redick photo

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Steve Redick photo

Another build from my dad based on the Beam liquor decanter again. This one is kind of a fantasy build as several things really aren’t period accurate. All the ladders were handbuilt and varnished. I think dad was trying for a combination type company like the CFD used to run. I wanted to share this to remember what a special guy my dad was.

Steve Redick photo

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Fire calendar features local photographers

Quarto Publishing has released their 2018 calendar Fire Trucks in Action which once again features area fire scenes from local photographers mixed in with shots from throughout the country. Chicago, Cicero, Long Grove, South Holland, Dolton, Wheeling, and Glenwood are included. Photos included this year are by Eric Haak, Gordon J. Nord, Jr., and Larry Shapiro.

Fire Trucks in Action 2018 calendar

Fire Trucks in Action 2018 calendar

Fire Trucks in Action 2018 calendar

Fire Trucks in Action 2018 calendar

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20th Annual Chicagoland Emergency Vehicle Show (more)

This from Steve Redick:

Took this in on Saturday. Mainly police cars but a few rigs, some new to the show. The organizers put a lot of work into setting this up each year but the current venue in downtown Oswego makes quality vehicle photos pretty much impossible to get due to some very tight space limitations … that being said I managed to get a few mediocre shots. all are posted here

Steve

vintage fire engine

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American flag suspended from fire truck

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former Broadview fire truck

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vintage fire engine

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vintage police car

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vintage ambulance

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vintage fire engine

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La Grange Fire Department history (more)

This from Bill Ruting:

I have completed my book on the history of the first 60 years of the La Grange Fire Department.  This book will be interesting to anyone who enjoys reading about the early days of the fire service.  Anyone interested may find more at the this website.

Thank you,

William (Bill) Ruting
Retire Chief LGFD

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20th Annual Chicagoland Emergency Vehicle Show

This Chicagoland Emergency Vehicle Show is a free, family event that honors our public safety providers and the vehicles used to get them to the scene throughout history! Antique and in-service police cars, fire trucks, ambulances, emergency management, and military vehicles will be in motion and on display at three upcoming events. Come on out and show your support for emergency services and the vehicles that get the job done!

The 20th Annual Chicagoland Emergency Vehicle Show is sponsored by International Truck & Oswego Firefighters Local #4773 and hosted by the Village of Oswego and the Oswego FD. Visit http://www.EmergencyVehicleShow.com for event details, maps, and emergency vehicle registration if you happen to drive or own one.

Events:
Friday, August 4, 2017 6:30 P.M.-7:30 P.M.
Emergency Vehicle Procession from North Aurora to Oswego.
Map of recommended Aurora viewing areas: http://www.emergencyvehicleshow.com/…/CEVS_2017_Photo_Areas…
Map of entire procession route: http://www.emergencyvehicleshow.com/2017/maps/CEVS_2017.pdf
QUIET ZONE: For those wanting a siren-free experience, the last section of the route along Prairie Point Community Park at 4120 Plainfield Rd. in Oswego will be maintained as a quiet zone.
The Emergency Vehicle Procession kicks off in North Aurora from at 6:30 P.M. sharp from 150 S. Lincolnway (Route 31) and arrives at 7:30 P.M. at Oswego Fire Station #1, 3511 Woolley Rd, Oswego for a private reception/dinner for emergency vehicle owners/operators.

Saturday, August 5, 2017 10:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.
The 20th Annual Chicagoland Emergency Vehicle Show returns to it’s new location along Main Street in downtown Oswego.
Emergency Vehicle Display and Muster – Public Safety Flea Market – Fire Engine Rides – Police and Fire Demonstrations including a simulated high-risk entry SWAT demonstration by the Aurora Police Special Response Team at 11:00 A.M. in front of the Oswego Public Library, 32 W. Jefferson St. Oswego.

Sunday, August 6, 2017 9:30 A.M.-2:00 P.M.
Emergency Vehicle Caravan to Naperville’s National Night Out Emergency Vehicle Show
The Emergency Vehicle Caravan kicks off in Oswego at 9:30 A.M. sharp from the AmericInn Lodge & Suites 1050 Douglas Rd. and arrives in downtown Naperville at 10:00 A.M. for static display on Jackson St between Eagle St. and Main St. A limited number of emergency vehicles will be on display there until 2:00 P.M.

20th Annual Chicagoland Emergency Vehicle Show

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Fire Muster and Flea Market in Chicago (more)

This from Steve Redick:

Had a great day Saturday attending the annual Fire Buffs of Illinois/ 5-11 Club muster. Attendance seemed down this year and the amount of rigs seemed very low compared to previous years but nonetheless it was a great and fun day. Here is a sampling of some of the “hardware” I was able to see. Great to see the Skokie/Engine 87 Club Mack again this year after a lengthy absence. All the images and video can be seen on my site

Steve

vintage B-Model Mack fire engine

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vintage 1969 Snorkel from Palatine IL

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restored 1928 Ahrens Fox fire engine

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restored NAS Glenview fire engine

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Chicago FD Engine 17 from Backdraft

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restored 1928 Ahrens Fox fire engine

Steve Redick photo

restored 1928 Ahrens Fox fire engine

Steve Redick photo

restored 1928 Ahrens Fox fire engine

Steve Redick photo

vintage B-Model Mack fire engine

Steve Redick photo

restored NAS Glenview fire engine

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Stone Park FD Engine 21

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Chicago FD Squad 1A

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Chicago FD Squad 1

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5-ll Club Support Service Canteen

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