Archive for category Historic FD radio trafic

Vintage Chicago Fire Department 4-11 audio recording 8-11-83

4-11 Alarm fire at 1441 S Wabash

This from Steve Redick:

I have opened my audio archive to share the radio traffic from this job. One of the FAO voices to recognize was Phil McMahon, many old timers will remember him. Dick Hyland answered the 911 call and gave out the still. On the field side many will recognize Louis Galante as the responding deputy in his days prior to being fire commissioner. Ed Altman was 221 that day.

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Vintage Chicago FD radio traffic from 1974

This from Steve Redick:

Here is some tremendous Chicago FD radio traffic I believe to be from  September 7, 1974. A 3-11 plus numerous other fires. This is from a friend’s collection. Some of the voices will be very familiar to many of you old timers. Some of the office voices: Tom Shevlin, Ron Kaiser, Irv Bisk, Hank Wilwers, and Jeff Scwartz. Some companies of interest: 25, 51, and 24. This recording has it all … a MUST LISTEN

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Historic 2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-10-87

This from Steve Redick:

I opened up the archives again – 6/10/87 For those keeping score its Mario Cabrera and Art Benker on fire alarm side of  the radio. The late Duke Schneider on engine 112.

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Chicago Fire Department history, 1-10-82 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

This recording made by Jim Regan seems to pick up on the evening of January 10, 1982. Suburban mutual aid was called in as they were battling a conflagration on Junior Terrace. Art Benker is on the radio in the FAO and the chief was Joe Brichetto. Amazing how calm and matter of fact he was as he described how they were gonna lose another apartment building. You can also hear Louis Galante a few times as a second responding deputy chief. These recordings don’t do justice to the horrible cold and fire conditions members faced that day

more is HERE and HERE and HERE

 

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Vintage Chicago Fire Department 2-11 Alarm audio recording

This from Steve Redick:

Some more classic CFD radio. Warren Jonas was the call taker and yours truly gave out the still on the amplifier. Joe Pavlik was on the radio in the office. I think the 7th battalion was Mike Hughes  2-11 3607 Fullerton. Nothing unusual about this but just a good old typical extra alarm.

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Chicago Fire Department history, 6-14-92 (part 2)

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Part 4 of the epic I posted a while ago … very interesting listening to say the least  

 

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Chicago Fire Department history, 6-14-92 (part 3)

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Part 3 of the epic I posted a while ago … very interesting listening to say the least  

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Part 2

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5-Alarm fire and 3-Alarm EMS Alarm in the North Maine FPD, 9-16-18 (more)

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Bear in mind all the gaps are edited out, there was a long delay in alarms initially (5-Alarm fire and 3-Alarm EMS Alarm in the North Maine FPD, 9-16-18)

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Chicago Fire Department history, 6-14-92 (part 2)

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Chicago FD Radio Bulls Riots 1992 part 2 – General chaos and riot like conditions on Chicago’s west side the night the Bulls won the NBA championship.Not sure the source of the tape but shared from my collection.

 

 

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Chicago Fire Department history, 6-14-92

This from Steve Redick:

I imagine many of you have never heard this recording before. The west side was up for grabs the night the Bulls won the first time. Tower 14 was chased by a mob in a car, companies reported bricks and bottles thrown at them, rampant looting, and a heck of a fire at Madison and Pulaski. Listen in and appreciate what these guys went through and how the media gave little or no coverage to what really occurred that night.

 

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