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New Chicago Fire Department replica models

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New Chicago Fire Department replica models

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Die cast models of Chicago FD squad companie

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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

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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

Steve Redick photo

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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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