Posts Tagged audio recording of 3-11 alarm fire in Chicago

3-11 Alarm fire & EMS Plan I in Chicago, 4-25-18

This from radioman911.com:

4/25/18 CHICAGO – Fireground Radio Traffic from 3-11 Alarm/EMS Plan 1 High-Rise Fire 5 S. Wabash Ave. – Recording by RADIOMAN911.COM

 

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Two firefighters were injured and two people were rescued when an extra-alarm fire broke out in a Jewelers Row building in the Loop Wednesday morning. One firefighter suffered a minor leg injury and the other became overheated while battling the blaze in the Mallers Building at 5 S. Wabash. Fire officials said both were transported to a hospital. Two men were rescued by ladder after they were seen tapping on a window to get firefighters’ attention. 

The fire broke out shortly before 2 a.m. and was raised to a 3-11 alarm around 3 a.m. It was under control by 3:30 a.m. The 21-story Mallers Building was built in 1912 and is filled with more than 100 shops specializing in the design, manufacture and repair of jewelry. It was renovated in 1993.

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Historic 3-11 Alarm for the plane crash in Chicago, 12-8-72 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

Made from a Jim Regan tape. 12-8-72

United Airlines Flight 553, a Boeing 737-222 crashed during an aborted landing and go around while approaching Midway Airport on December 8, 1972. The plane crashed into a residential neighborhood, destroying five houses.
 

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Historic Chicago 3-11 Alarm fire, 5-23-82

This from Steve Redick:

5-23-82, Conrad Hilton Hotel, 720 S. Michigan Avenue:
This was quite the event. As I recall this was an arson fire set by a prostitute over a payment dispute. It could have been a disaster. Higgins was in the 1st Battalion and he always got the crazy incidents when he was working. You can hear Art Benker in the office, and also a brief appearance by “Brush Fire Bill” as the commissioner. I think I might have heard Bob Raicia (yes sir senator) in the mix as well….

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Historic 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 2-25-79

This from Steve Redick:

This is the radio traffic from a 3-11 alarm with a disaster plan 3 at the notorious 6531 Lowe. This occurred while my dad was chief in the 12th battalion … first thing in the morning. The chief he normally relieved, Bill Foran was acting in the big buggy and had not yet been relieved so he was responding as the division marshal. The captain of truck 20, who had some classic radio replies was Richard Fitzpatrick. The voice of the englewood office was Harry Haddon back in his heyday. This building had super long hallways, masks were barely in use at this time and the people were hanging out all over the place. This was a real dandy.

historic Chicago fire scene photo

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Standing in the window are Bill Conroy Lt Eng 84 and Dave Bukiema Lt t51. Steve Redick photo

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Chicago Fire Department history – 3-11 Alarm fire 7-15-72

This from Steve Redick:

This is a real dandy. You can hear my old boss Jack Turner as well as Art Benker.. The Division Marshal I think is Harper. They tell truck 47 to get ready to use the life net. What a fire this must have been.

3-11 alarm 1234 Loyola  7-15-72

Steve

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Chicago Fire Department history – 3-11 Alarm fire 10-18-81

This from Steve Redick:

Here’s an interesting audio recording of radio traffic from a 3-11 Alarm fire at 59th & LaSalle, 10/18/81

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Chicago 2-11 and then 3-11 Alarm fires, 10-20-15 (part 5)

CFD radio traffic for the 2-11 and 3-11 alarm fires at Harry’s Lumber on 10-20-15

  • “radio traffic 2-11 and 3-11 6220 Northwest Highway 10-20-15   Part 1”.
  • “radio traffic 2-11 and 3-11 6220 Northwest Highway 10-20-15   Part 2”.

Previous posts and videos are HERE, HERE, and HERE.

More photos are at shapirophotography.net and KSC711.smugmug.com

 

This from Scott Peterson:

During the overhaul of the re-kindle.
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Chicago FD Snorkel at work

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Chicago FD Snorkel at work

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firemen working together

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Chicago FD Truck 9

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 23

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Chicago FD Engine 119

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Chicago fire scene

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Chicago FD Snorkel at work

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Chicago FD Snorkel at work

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