Posts Tagged Bill Friedrich

New home for Elk Grove Village tower ladder

Bill Freidrich found former Elk Grove FD Tower 7 which is now Lena FPD Tower 3951

former Elk Grove Village fire truck

Bill Freidrich photo

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Sauk Village Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT- Here is Sauk Village’s Snorkel #507, a 1980 Hendrikson/3-D 1250/0/65′.
Mike Summa
65' Snorkel

Sauk Village’s Snorkel #507, a 1980 Hendrikson/3-D 1250/0/65′.
Mike Summa photo

and from our archives:

Sauk Village fire department history

Larry Shapiro photo

Sauk Village fire department history

Bill Friedrich photo

Sauk Village fire department history

Larry Shapiro photo

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Annual Chicago Fire Engine Rally & Swap Meet

a few quick highlights from the 2018 Annual Chicago Fire Engine Rally & Swap Meet

antique Chicago FWD tractor-drawn aerial ladder truck

Steve Redick photo

antique Chicago FWD tractor-drawn aerial ladder truck

Steve Redick photo

antique Chicago FWD tractor-drawn aerial ladder truck

Bill Friedrich photo

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Evergreen Park FD history

From Bill Friedrich for #TBT

Evergreen Park Truck 32 – 1956 Pirsch 750/250 65′ mid-mount aerial

1956 Pirsch 65' mid-mount aerial quint

Evergreen Park Truck 32 – 1956 Pirsch 750/250 65′ mid-mount aerial. Bill Friedich photo

1956 Pirsch 65' mid-mount aerial quint

Evergreen Park Truck 32 – 1956 Pirsch 750/250 65′ mid-mount aerial. Bill Friedrich photo

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Leyden FPD history

This from the Chicagoareafire.com database for #TBT:

1949 Ford Darley fire engine

Bill Freidrich collection

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Robbins Fire Department history

Something different today for #throwbackthursday, a look at several rigs acquired in the past by the Robbins Fire Department that previously served other area departments

Robbins FD Engine 2943 formerly used in York Center FPD

Bill Friedrich photo

Robbins FD Snorkel 2904 formerly used in Frankfort and Geneva IL

Bill Friedrich photo

Robbins FD Squad 2905 formerly used in Barrington

Bill Friedrich photo

Robbins FD Engine 2913

Bill Friedrich photo

Robbins FD Squad 2915 formerly used in McCook

Bill Friedrich photo

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Fire service loses a good friend, George Reichhardt

George ReichardtGeorge C. Reichhardt,

It is with great sadness that we mention the loss of a friend. George Reichhardt served with the East Joliet Fire Protection District, retired as a captain with the Fermilab Fire Department, and was a lifelong fire service enthusiast. George spent many years documenting new and old apparatus from area fire departments with other photographers.

George C. Reichhardt 77, of Joliet, passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, Glendale Heights. George was born in Joliet to the late Charles F. and Catherine M. (nee Briski) Reichhardt. Survived by his daughter Julie K. Reichhardt; a brother Donald J. (Barbara) Reichhardt and a sister Katherine Sheck; he is also survived by step-children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many beloved friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter Christina A. Bourg. George was a founding member of Fire Buffs of Illinois, he was a member of HOIFEC (Heart of Illinois Fire Enthusiasts and Collectors), SPAAMFAA (Society for the Preservation and Appreciation of Antique Motor Fire Apparatus in America), International Fire Photographers Association, Reichhardt Raiders, and Blitz Brothers. He was employed as a firefighter at the Army Ammunition Plant, East Joliet Fire Protection District, Fermilab, and Rockdale Fire Protection District. He was also a FAE Instructor and MABAS 15 Fire Photographer. His hobbies included photographing fire trucks, fires, trains, towboats, collecting fire memorabilia, and he really enjoyed riding Chicago Squad 3 in the early days. His publications include: Fire Apparatus Photo Album of the Ford Tilt Cabs – The Visiting Fireman, 1985 (Editor) and Darley Fire Apparatus – The Visiting Fireman, 1987 (Editor). George also received numerous awards and certificates throughout his career. The family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel 102 E. Frances Rd, New Lenox on Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 2:00pm until time of services at 8:00pm. A fire department walk through will begin at 7PM.

 

Funeral arrangements for George Reichhardt

George Reichhardt Bell Ceremony

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St Charles Fire Department history

As a follow up to the previous post about the newest pumper in St Charles, here are images representing some of their past engines from various contributors.

Seagrave Anniversary Series fire engine in St Charles IL

Larry Shapiro photo

Seagrave Invader fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Seagrave P-Series fire engine in St Charles IL

Larry Shapiro photo

St Charles FD Engine 106

Bill Friedrich photo

St Charles FD Engine 103

John Tulipano photo

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As seen around … Lynn, Indiana

Kevin Griffin spotted this at IndianaFireTrucks.com:

Lynn Fire Department Tanker 13

Frank Wegloski photo

Lynn Fire Department Tanker 13

Frank Wegloski photo

Cicero Fire Department tractor-drawn aerial

Bill Friedrich photo

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Where are they now … Barrington Countryside

This from Bill Friedrich:

Good morning. Here is the x-Barrington Countryside Engine 3611. It is now at the Deer Creek FPD,IL (Bill Fricker photo)
E-ONE Typhoon fire engine

Barrington Engine 3611, 2004 E-ONE Typhoon 1250/960/40. Bill Friedrich photo

E-ONE Typhoon fire engine

Deer Creek FPD Engine 2, 2000 E-ONE Typhoon 1250/960/30 is X-Barrington Engine 3611. Bill Fricker photo

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