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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-14-87

Images and gallery from Steve Redick for #TBT

3-11 Alarm fire 4/14/87 at 1406 S. Halsted

3-11 Alarm fire 4/14/87 at 1406 S. Halsted

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Truck 1 Hendrickson Morita ladder at a 3-11 Alarm fire 4/14/87

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Engine 18 at a 3-11 Alarm fire 4/14/87

Steve Redick photo

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Chicago Fire Department history … Chicago Fire and Police Thrill Show part 3

More of Ralph O.G. Fisher’s photos of the CFD and CPD Thrill Shows of the 40’s.
 
Jim Fisher
Chicago Fire and Police Thrill Show

Ralph O. G. Fisher photo

Chicago Fire and Police Thrill Show

Ralph O. G. Fisher photo

Chicago Fire and Police Thrill Show

Ralph O. G. Fisher photo

Chicago Fire and Police Thrill Show

Ralph O. G. Fisher photo

Chicago Fire and Police Thrill Show

Ralph O. G. Fisher photo

Chicago Fire and Police Thrill Show

Ralph O. G. Fisher photo

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Chicago Fire Department history … Chicago Fire and Police Thrill Show part 2

More photos by Ralph O. G. Fisher

Chicago Fire and Police Thrill Show

Ralph O. G. Fisher photo

Chicago Fire and Police Thrill Show

Ralph O. G. Fisher photo

Chicago Fire and Police Thrill Show

Ralph O. G. Fisher photo

Chicago Fire and Police Thrill Show

Ralph O. G. Fisher photo

Chicago Fire and Police Thrill Show

Ralph O. G. Fisher photo

Chicago Fire and Police Thrill Show

Ralph O. G. Fisher photo

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Chicago Fire Department history … Chicago Fire and Police Thrill Show part 1

This from Jim Fisher:

These were taken by my father, Ralph O. G. Fisher who was a Chicago fire buff (past president of the 511 Club) and amateur photographer.  I am sure many of your subscribers will find them very interesting.

Chicago Fire and Police Thrill Show

Ralph O. G. Fisher photo

Chicago Fire and Police Thrill Show

Ralph O. G. Fisher photo

Chicago Fire and Police Thrill Show

Ralph O. G. Fisher photo

Chicago Fire and Police Thrill Show

Ralph O. G. Fisher photo

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Former Chicago firehouse for sale

Engine 88’s old firehouse for sale 

3500 W 60th St
Chicago, IL 60629

5 beds 3 baths 3,046 sqft

This unique two story firehouse turned home is thoughtfully designed for what today’s larger family needs. The first floor welcomes you into a living room, dining room, and kitchen. A long staircase leads to the second floor which features four bedrooms plus one ensuite, a second living area, and a two shower, two stall bathroom. An attached garage and oversized driveway complements this wonderfully designed home. Steps away from nearby schools, grocery stores, and public transportation. Look no further as this home has everything you need!

renovated former Chicago firehouse fore sale

renovated former Chicago firehouse fore sale renovated former Chicago firehouse fore sale renovated former Chicago firehouse fore sale

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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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New Chicago Fire Department replica model

This from Fire Replicas:

Yesterday we started accepting orders for the Chicago 1923 Seagrave Water Tower 3. In the first day, we sold 80 units of the 150 produced. 
 
The introductory retail is $269 and it will be shipping in mid-September. You can order here
Chicago 1923 Seagrave Water Tower 3 model fire Fire Replicas

Chicago 1923 Seagrave Water Tower 3 model fire Fire Replicas

Chicago 1923 Seagrave Water Tower 3 model fire Fire Replicas

click on the flyer to download a larger version

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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

This from Austin Lawler:

Good Morning,

I came across another gem from the Vintage Tribune Instagram account, about the CFD. I find it interesting that Quinn was out there to start the race, which is pretty neat. Anyway hope you enjoy.

 
Austin
Chicago Fire Department history

Chicago Fire Commissioner Robert Quinn, left, blows the whistle to start rookie firemen on a marathon from Devon and Cicero Avenues to Lake Michigan on June 23, 1967. After six miles the field of runners had been reduced by a few dropouts. Photo by Harold Norman.

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