Posts Tagged Chicago Fire Department history

New CFD Autocar replica model (more)

From Fire Replicas:

Arriving ahead of schedule … 

CFD Autocar Squads 3 and/or 4, it is now time to complete your order. Models are shipping in about 30 days.

Fire Replicas models - Chicago FD Autocar Squads 3 and 4

Fire Replicas models – Chicago FD Autocar Squads 3 and 4

First come, first serve. Sure to sell quickly!

Squads 3 & 4 are limited in production. Finalize your order now to secure yours before they sell out. First production sold out in less than 3 weeks!
CFD Autocar Squad 3 replica model

CFD Autocar Squad 3

CFD Autocar Squad 3 replica model

CFD Autocar Squad 3

Busiest in the City…CFD Squad 3

Featuring the MARS Football light and delivery day configuration, Squad 3 is a must have to complete your collection.
CFD Autocar Squad 4 replica model

CFD Autocar Squad 4

CFD Autocar Squad 4 replica model

CFD Autocar Squad 4

Squad 4 … Pride of the Northside

Squad 4 includes the MARS Aurora Borealis light on the cab roof as well as an accessory pack for optional display of a stokes basket and rear water cannons.
Fire Replicas models - Chicago FD Autocar Squads 3 and 4

Fire Replicas models – Chicago FD Autocar Squads 3 and 4

Order the 2-piece set and save $20!

Use code CFDSQUAD20 during checkout to save $20  when you purchase the two piece set. To place a phone order, call 1.800.481.2450.
Not combinable with other offers. Expires 5/25/17.
Ordering Instructions

1) Sign in to your account at www.firereplicas.com
2) Add Squad 3, Squad 4, or the Two-Piece Set to your cart.

3) Complete the checkout process
Important Note: Your previous reservation will NOT automatically convert to a paid order. You must follow the above steps to create a new order.
T o place a phone order, call 1.800.481.2450.

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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

Steve Redick photo

historic Chicago fire scene photo

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, 5-11 Alarm fire 11-14-03

This from Steve Redick:

Found an audio tape of the radio traffic from this job at 19th & Peoria that I made from a fire alarm office recording. I am also enclosing a link to the images from this job  It really is amazing how much more advanced my tools and techniques have become since taking these. As I recall TL39 lost power with the basket in a precarious position and I have images of the members stretching an exposure line to protect the  basket and ladder. I remember seeing this from the elevated portion of the Dan Ryan as I was enroute and seeing heavy flames from a square block area … what a site. Considering the massive amount of fire here there were few really good images to be had. Enjoy the history.

Steve

massive fire burns in warehouse at night

Steve Redick photo

flames through the roof at night

Steve Redick photo

massive fire burns in warehouse at night

Steve Redick photo

massive fire burns in warehouse at night

Steve Redick photo

massive fire burns in warehouse at night

Steve Redick photo

massive fire burns in warehouse at night

Steve Redick photo

heavy smoke from warehouse fire at night

Steve Redick photo

heavy smoke from warehouse fire at night

Steve Redick photo

massive fire burns in warehouse at night

Steve Redick photo

massive fire burns in warehouse at night

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Squad 5A Snorkel at fire scene

Steve Redick photo

massive fire burns in warehouse at night

Steve Redick photo

photo gallery from the fire

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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 – radio traffic from the 90s

This from Steve Redick:

Here’s another interesting audio recording of radio traffic from the 90’s, 2 Still & Box Alarm fires

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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 Fire Department history

This from Larry Shapiro:

I came across this photo of a former Walters ARFF at O’Hare.

1970s vintage Walters ARFF from O'Hare Airport

Walters ARFF from O’Hare. Larry Shapiro photo

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New CFD Autocar replica model (more)

From Fire Replicas:

FINAL DETAILS ANNOUNCED FOR PRODUCTION OF CHICAGO AUTOCAR SQUADS 3 & 4

Details are finalized for the upcoming production run of the Chicago Fire Department 1954 Autocar Squads. We will produce Squads 3 & 4. What will be the differences? Squad 3 will be consistent with Squad 8 in its configuration, but will have new license plates and door graphics.

Squad 4 will feature a new MARS Aurora Borealis light bar on the cab roof, replacing the MARS “football” light. In addition, Squad 4 will feature an accessory pack including the stokes basket and two rear water canons.

Click here to reserve Squad 3.

Click here to reserve Squad 4.

Fire Replicas will contact you when the models are close to shipment in 2017 with instructions to finalize your order. But only those with reservations will receive priority notification.

CFD 1954 Autocar Squad replica model from Fire Replicas

CFD 1954 Autocar Squad replica model from Fire Replicas

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Chicago Fire Department history

This from Steve Redick:

I found another treasure from the archive my dad preserved. A full page COLOR photo spread from July 1939!  This was billed as the 2nd ever thrill show with an attendance of 70,000. You can make out some classic apparatus. I was able to use photoshop to restore this to almost perfect condition. My dad must have been 10 years old at the time so I am assuming my grandpa might have been the one to put this aside originally. I think this is too good not to share.

Steve Redick

Chicago Police and Fire Thrill Show July 17 1939

Chicago Daily Tribune clipping from July 17, 1939. Steve Redick collection

Chicago Police and Fire Thrill Show July 17 1939

Chicago Daily Tribune clipping from July 17, 1939. Steve Redick collection

Chicago Police and Fire Thrill Show July 17 1939

Chicago Daily Tribune clipping from July 17, 1939. Steve Redick collection

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Chicago Fire Department history

This from Larry Shapiro:

After seeing the photos from Fleet Guy of the two 1985 E-ONE tower ladders that remain in the CFD spare pool, I thought I’d share an image of one when it was brand new. Assigned to Tower Ladder 39, this was on display in the Daley Center Plaza for Fire Prevention Week in 1985 before it was placed in service.  E-238, E-4335 for this rig.

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 39 E-ONE Hurricane square cab

Chicago Tower Ladder 39 – 1985 E-ONE Hurricane 95′ RM 0/0. Larry Shapiro photo

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