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Chicago Fire Department history, 3-11 Alarm fire at the Museum of Science and Industry 1963 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

Thanks to Hank Sajovic for sharing the FAO tab and box card for my earlier post on the 3-11 at the museum.
Steve
 
historic CFD ledger from 1963

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historic CFD ledger from 1963

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historic Chicago Fire Department box card from 1963

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2-Alarm fire in Griffith, IN 9-7-19 (more)

More photos from Tim Olk at the 2-Alarm fire in Griffith, IN 9-7-19

yellow Pierce fire engine

Tim Olk photo

2-Alarm fire in Griffith IN 9/7/19

Tim Olk photo

2-Alarm fire in Griffith IN 9/7/19

Tim Olk photo

Griffith fire engine

Tim Olk photo

2-Alarm fire in Griffith IN 9/7/19

Tim Olk photo

2-Alarm fire in Griffith IN 9/7/19

Tim Olk photo

2-Alarm fire in Griffith IN 9/7/19

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Chicago Fire Department history, 5-11 Alarm fire at O’Hare Field March 9, 1963 (more)

More from Steve Redick:

Hank Sajovic shared the fire alarm office extra alarm tab and box card with us for the 5-11 Alarm at O’Hare Field 3/9/63. It looks like the companies due on the 5-11 never went to work, look at the times. A friend who was on 56 that day says all 5-11 companies were held up as he recalls.
Steve
Chicago Fire Department history, 5-11 Alarm fire at O'Hare Field March 9, 1963
 
Chicago Fire Department history, 5-11 Alarm fire at O'Hare Field March 9, 1963
 
Chicago Fire Department history, 5-11 Alarm fire at O'Hare Field March 9, 1963
 
Chicago Fire Department history, 5-11 Alarm fire at O'Hare Field March 9, 1963

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New engine for Fox Lake FPD (more)

From the Alexis Fire Equipment Company website:

2019  Alexis Equalizer pumper #2367 – FOX LAKE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT – INGLESIDE, ILLINOIS

  • Spartan Metro Star MFD 10” raised roof chassis
  • Cummins ISL9, 380-HP diesel engine
  • Allison 3000 EVS automatic transmission
  • Six (6) person cab seating with five (5) SCBA seats
  • heavy duty stainless-steel body and sub-frame
  • 1,000-gallon poly tank
  • Hale DSD150 1,500-GPM pump
Spartan Metro Star fire engine chassis

Alexis Fire Equipment photo

chevron striping on back of fire engine

Alexis Fire Equipment photo

chevron striping on back of fire engine

Alexis Fire Equipment photo

Spartan Metro Star fire engine chassis

Alexis Fire Equipment photo

thanks Ron

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Ambulance remount for Huntley FPD (more)

From the Huntley FPD Facebook page:

Members of HFPD made the long trek out to Arrow Manufacturing in Rock Rapids Iowa today (8/27/19) to take possession of the district’s newest ambulance – a 2019 Ford F450.

Huntley FPD ambulance on F450 chassis

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Type 1 ambulance remount

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Huntley FPD welcomed at Arrow Ambulance Co

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Huntley Fire Protection District news (more)

From the Huntley Fire Protection District Facebook page:

Construction update Station 5: With the forecasted rain yesterday, construction crews worked Saturday to get the walls in place. Station 5 is located at Hennig Rd and Jim Dahmer Dr. Projected finish date is early spring.

Huntley FPD Station 5

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fire station under construction

Huntley FPD photo

fire station under construction

Huntley FPD photofire station under construction

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Box Alarm house fire in Des Plaines, 8-16-19 (more)

Two-part video from Larry Shapiro of the Box Alarm house fire in Des Plaines, 8-16-19

 

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2019 Chicago Air and Water show (more)

more photos from Steve Redick of the 2019 Chicago Air and Water show

2019 Chicago Air and Water show

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2019 Chicago Air and Water show

Steve Redick photo

2019 Chicago Air and Water show

Steve Redick photo

2019 Chicago Air and Water show

Steve Redick photo

2019 Chicago Air and Water show

Steve Redick photo

2019 Chicago Air and Water show

Steve Redick photo

2019 Chicago Air and Water show

Steve Redick photo

2019 Chicago Air and Water show

Steve Redick photo

2019 Chicago Air and Water show

Steve Redick photo

2019 Chicago Air and Water show

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Huntley Fire Protection District news (more)

artist rendering of new Huntley FPD fire station

Artist rendering of new Huntley FPD fire station

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Work could begin soon on the Huntley Fire Protection District’s new headquarters and two fire stations. The Huntley village board recently approved site plans for both projects — estimated to cost $13 million.

Construction is set to begin any day on the new 10,239-square-foot fire station on 2.23 acres at the southeast corner of Jim Dhamer Drive and Hennig Road. This will be the fire district’s fifth fire station. The project bid came in about $3 million, nearly $400,000 below the original estimate. Construction will take roughly seven months, with the station operational by February.

District officials are awaiting permits and construction bids on the second project, involving a 12,145-square-foot building addition and site renovations to the property at 11118 Main St., which serves as district administrative offices and maintenance facility.

With the addition and renovations, the 35,690-square-foot building will become the district’s new headquarters and Station 1 and also house a renovated maintenance facility. The addition will bring all administrative offices under one roof, and include firefighter living quarters, training facilities, a fitness facility, and garage parking. Roughly 15 employees will work there during daytime hours. The district’s current Station 1/headquarters at 11808 Coral St., will be vacated and sold upon completion of work on the Main Street property.

The Main Street site plan includes reconstruction of the parking lot on the north and west sides, providing 69 parking spaces — an increase of 34 spaces — and required stormwater detention at the north end of the site and enhancements to the village-owned detention basin north of the Donald Drive/Main Street intersection.

Bids on the new headquarters are expected back next week. Work will be done in phases and will take roughly 12 months to be completed.

thanks Ron

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New engine for Sandwich FPD (more)

From Tony Carlini:

600 gallons of water, 2000-gpm Waterous pump, 30 gallons foam, technical rescue equipment, shoring in coffin compartments, light tower, extrication tools, and  2 cord reels

drawing of new fire engine

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