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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

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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

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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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Chicago Fire Department history, 2-11 Alarm fire audio recording

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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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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 12-22-1989

This from Steve Redick:

Another item from Jim Regan’s archive. This fire occurred on a bitter cold night and resulted in the death of FF Kelvin Anderson of Engine 107. His body was recovered several hours after the height of the fire. I uploaded some images I took at this fire

scene of a 3-11 Alarm fire 12/22/89 where Firefighter Kevin Anderson was killed

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scene of a 3-11 Alarm fire 12/22/89 where Firefighter Kevin Anderson was killed

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From fsi.illinois.edu:

On December 22, 1989, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Kelvin Anderson of Engine 107, died in the line of duty when the roof collapsed on him during a fire at the Rose of Sharon Church on W. Warren Boulevard. Anderson’s colleagues reported that he was crawling through the church searching for victims when the roof collapsed around 7 p.m. Search and rescue teams labored for more than sixteen hours before Anderson’s body, buried under debris in the church’s basement, was recovered around 11 a.m. the next morning. An autopsy indicated that he had died from asphyxiation and severe burns. Anderson was given full department honors during his funeral, and a plaque in his memory was unveiled at Engine 107’s firehouse in 2001.

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Vintage 4-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-17-92

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I found my archive of the famous West Town gas explosions 1-17-92 at 937 N. Racine. A valve failed causing high pressure gas supply to an entire neighborhood resulting in explosions and fires over a large area. The radio traffic is pretty intense. Some of the voices I recognize in the office Dan Bull, Lee Madison, and Mike Kerr, in the field Bob Hoff Batt 6. Bob Walters Truck 19, Wally Lynch E43, Ed Fitzgerald 271, Ray Orozco JR on Truck 7, and Duke Scneider on E57.

We were at the fire Duke had and I’ll never forget he said to us at the time “there are 61 trucks in this friggin city and you can’t find me at least one?” He was on his own at a well involved factory fire. Many will also recall Bob Hoff found a fire, made rescues, drove them to the hospital, and returned back to manage that and a few other incidents. This whole event was really something to see. I was there early on with the watch from work as we were passing nearby on the way home. Unfortunately I did not have my camera. 

 

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Vintage 5-11 Alarm in Chicago, 1-10-82 (more)

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You can hear a young Steve Redick in parts of this one.

previous recording is HERE

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Vintage recording of 2-11 Alarm fire, 11-12-90

More 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. The fire was a 2-11 at 3607 Fullerton 11/12/90. Nothing unusual about this but just a good old typical extra alarm.

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