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

This 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.   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

Steve Redick photo

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

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Light Wagon 916

Steve Redick photo

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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Chicago Fire Department history

This from Austin Lawler:

I came across this post on Vintagetribune instagram page. It shows a fire truck collision on the near west side. I thought maybe the readers would find it interesting. 
 
Austin Lawler 

Two fire trucks sit damaged after a collision at Chicago Avenue and Wells Street on Jan. 4, 1955. Nine firemen, including two captains, who answered the extra alarm call, were rushed to the hospital for emergency treatment after most of them were thrown from the speeding vehicles when the crash occurred. The fire had been at Grand Avenue and Clark Street. Photo by Chester Nichols.

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Chicago FD Snorkel 6-6-1 history (part 5)

More photos depicting the Chicago FD Snorkel 6-6-1 history

Chicago FD Engine 5 and Snorkel 1 working a 5-11 Alarm fire

Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago FD Truck 3 and Snorkel 1 working a 5-11 alarm fire

Larry Shapiro photo

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Chicago FD Snorkel 6-6-1 history (part 4)

More photos depicting the Chicago FD Snorkel 6-6-1 history

vintage Chicago fire scene with Snorkel

Steve Redick photo

vintage Chicago fire scene with Snorkel

Steve Redick photo

vintage Chicago fire scene with Snorkel

Steve Redick photo

vintage Chicago fire scene with Snorkel

Steve Redick photo

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

This from Steve Redick:

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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Chicago Fire Department history, 1-10-82

This from Steve Redick:

here’s another recording of January 10-11 1982, as recorded by Jim Regan. This is the Englewood radio and I believe it is after midnight to shift change on the 11th. They were not transmitting extra alarms and were very short companies. Some off the wall responses and some classic radio comments to be heard. Some of the voices heard: Tim Byrnes, John Kilkenny and even a little Bob Fleckenstein. What a day this was, well worth a listen.

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Chicago FD Snorkel 6-6-1 history (part 3)

More photos depicting the Chicago FD Snorkel 6-6-1 history

vintage Chicago fire scene with Snorkel

4-11 on 4/28/2007. Eric Haak photo

vintage Chicago fire scene with Snorkel

4-11 on 4/28/2007. Eric Haak photo

vintage Chicago fire scene with Snorkel

4-11 on 4/28/2007. Eric Haak photo

vintage Chicago fire scene with Snorkel

3-11 on 8/30/07. Eric Haak photo

vintage Chicago fire scene with Snorkel

4-11 on 2/15/09. Eric Haak photo

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Chicago FD Snorkel 6-6-1 history (part 2)

More photos depicting the Chicago FD Snorkel 6-6-1 history

vintage Chicago fire scene with Snorkel

8-1-87 5-11 615 W 81st St. Steve Redick photo

vintage Chicago fire scene with Snorkel

8-1-87 5-11 615 W 81st St. Steve Redick photo

vintage Chicago fire scene with Snorkel

8-1-87 5-11 615 W 81st St. Steve Redick photo

vintage Chicago fire scene with Snorkel

8-1-87 5-11 615 W 81st St. Steve Redick photo

vintage Chicago fire scene with Snorkel

8-1-87 5-11 615 W 81st St. Steve Redick photo

vintage Chicago fire scene with Snorkel

12-2-02 4-11 1819 Monitor. Steve Redick photo

still more photos coming from other contributors 

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