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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

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

This from Steve Redick:

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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Historic Chicago audio from a 3-11 Alarm fire in 1981

This from Steve Redick:

This was a very nasty job. Some voices I recognize, the buggy driver was Ed Doocy, in the office I heard Bob Phelan, Phil McMahon and Al Anderson. I believe I took this one in from home.

 

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Chicago Fire Department history

This from Steve Redick:

Another classic recording from my archive. The largest in a series of arson fires in this area, mainly started on back porches and in garages. This was very typical of the fire activity in the city then.
Some voices I recognize: Eddie Karas as 477, Dan Mahoney, Art Benker, and Jeff Rodrigues in the office. I made this recording on my old voice activated recorder back then and was 2 years away from starting my career in the office. This is some great stuff … give a listen 
 
Steve

 

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Chicago Fire Department history

This from Steve Redick:

Not sure of the date on this one. Carl Brauneis gave the still out and I think I heard my old boss Jack Turner and maybe Tom Shevlin as well so I’m thinking mid to late 1970s. This is NOT the big one on October 30, 1970

 

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