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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

Steve Redick photo

vintage 1969 Snorkel from Palatine IL

Steve Redick photo

restored 1928 Ahrens Fox fire engine

Steve Redick photo

restored NAS Glenview fire engine

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Engine 17 from Backdraft

Steve Redick photo

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

Steve Redick photo

Stone Park FD Engine 21

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Squad 1A

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Squad 1

Steve Redick photo

5-ll Club Support Service Canteen

Steve Redick photo

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New Chicago Fire Department replica models

New from Fire Replicas – each model is limited to 100 pieces and they’re going fast!

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Chicago FD Engine 123

Josh Boyajian photo

Chicago Fire Department 2-11 Alarm Fire

Eric Haak photo

Chicago FD Engine 117

Josh Boyajian photo

Chicago FD Engine 117

Engine 117 on a hydrant. Drew Gresik photo

Chicago FD Engine 116

Josh Boyajian photo

 

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Fire Muster and Flea Market in Chicago (more)

some highlights from the 2017 5-11 Club and Fire Buffs of Illinois Fire Muster and Flea Market in Chicago

Chicago FD Training Division engine

Larry Shapiro photo

parade of fire engines

Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago FD Engine 17 from the movie Backdraft

Larry Shapiro photo

vintage GMC fire engine from the Naval Air Station Glenview

Larry Shapiro photo

restored Ford Falcon fire chief car

Larry Shapiro photo

1928 Ahrens Fox fire engine in Chicago

Larry Shapiro photo

vintage 1969 Seagrave 85' Snorkel on display

Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Americal laFrance fire engine from Hillside IL

Larry Shapiro photo

vintage B-Model Mack fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

Stone Park FD Engine 21

Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago FD Squad 1 Rosenbauer America ACP-55

Larry Shapiro photo

antique Ahrens Fox fire engine supplies Chicago FD Squad 1

Larry Shapiro photo

1928 Ahrens Fox fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

fire buffs photographing a fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

vintage fire engines flowing water in Chicago

Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago FD Engine 17 from the movie Backdraft

Larry Shapiro photo

vintage 1969 Seagrave 85' Snorkel on display

Larry Shapiro photo

vintage fire trucks flowing water

Larry Shapiro photo

young boy on fire engine wearing a helmet

Larry Shapiro photo

vintage 1969 Seagrave 85' Snorkel on display flowing water

Larry Shapiro photo

vintage 1969 Seagrave 85' Snorkel on display

Larry Shapiro photo

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Fire Muster and Flea Market in Chicago

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Fire Muster and Flea Market in Chicago

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Fire Muster and Flea Market in Chicago

Fire Muster and Flea Market in Chicago

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Overseas request

Hello, I am writing to you because I am firefighters in France and I am passionate about the firefighters of other countries especially Chicago. And I wanted to know how I could contact companies because I am looking for items for the collection example helmet t shirt jacket I am close to doing trading. Thank you for your help. Amicably yannick

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Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District news

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District will host an antique fire truck show Saturday, May 20. It will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fire Station No. 1 at 22222 North Pepper Road in Lake Barrington. The free, all-ages event will feature about a dozen antique fire trucks from various eras. Guests will get to mingle with firefighters, learn more about emergency services and vote for their favorite vehicles in the “People’s Choice” award category. There will be free hot dogs and refreshments, and activities. For more information, contact the fire protection district at (224) 848-4800 or visit bcfpd.org.

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Of interest … Backdraft props for sale

Uniforms and helmets from the movie Backdraft are for sale on eBay

CFD helmets from the Movie Backdraft

props from the movie Backdraft

CFD fire coat from the movie Backdraft

prop from the movie Backdraft

CFD uniform shirt from the movie Backdraft

prop from the movie Backdraft

CFD uniforms from the movie Backdraft

props from the movie Backdraft

Backdraft Props / Chicago Fire

These Backdraft items are original props from the 1991 Backdraft movie.

This collection includes 5 helmets, turnout coat and white uniform shirt.

Helmets…Captains helmet, was the one held by the small boy at the beginning of the movie, Lieutenant’s helmet was the one used by Kurt Russell throughout the movie, Candidates helmet (17) used by William Baldwin, the other two used by other cast members.

Also…Bull McCaffery turn out coat

Also…White Kurt Russell uniform shirt

Please email with questions

Paypal will be accepted for a small deposit when purchased 

CFD uniforms from the movie Backdraft for sale

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New CFD Autocar replica model (more)

From Fire Replicas:

Arriving ahead of schedule … 

CFD Autocar Squads 3 and/or 4, it is now time to complete your order. Models are shipping in about 30 days.

Fire Replicas models - Chicago FD Autocar Squads 3 and 4

Fire Replicas models – Chicago FD Autocar Squads 3 and 4

First come, first serve. Sure to sell quickly!

Squads 3 & 4 are limited in production. Finalize your order now to secure yours before they sell out. First production sold out in less than 3 weeks!
CFD Autocar Squad 3 replica model

CFD Autocar Squad 3

CFD Autocar Squad 3 replica model

CFD Autocar Squad 3

Busiest in the City…CFD Squad 3

Featuring the MARS Football light and delivery day configuration, Squad 3 is a must have to complete your collection.
CFD Autocar Squad 4 replica model

CFD Autocar Squad 4

CFD Autocar Squad 4 replica model

CFD Autocar Squad 4

Squad 4 … Pride of the Northside

Squad 4 includes the MARS Aurora Borealis light on the cab roof as well as an accessory pack for optional display of a stokes basket and rear water cannons.
Fire Replicas models - Chicago FD Autocar Squads 3 and 4

Fire Replicas models – Chicago FD Autocar Squads 3 and 4

Order the 2-piece set and save $20!

Use code CFDSQUAD20 during checkout to save $20  when you purchase the two piece set. To place a phone order, call 1.800.481.2450.
Not combinable with other offers. Expires 5/25/17.
Ordering Instructions

1) Sign in to your account at www.firereplicas.com
2) Add Squad 3, Squad 4, or the Two-Piece Set to your cart.

3) Complete the checkout process
Important Note: Your previous reservation will NOT automatically convert to a paid order. You must follow the above steps to create a new order.
T o place a phone order, call 1.800.481.2450.

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La Grange Fire Department history

Steel Men and Wooden Ladders

The History of the First 60 Years of the La Grange, Illinois Fire Department by Retired Chief William Ruting

This book was written using historical records from the Village of La Grange, microfilm from the La Grange Citizen newspaper, and records from the La Grange Fire Department.  For fire buffs of all types it offers a unique and comprehensive view of the development of typical suburban department.  The first sixty years are rich in not only the history, but provide insight into the development of the village.

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