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Great Lakes Fire Department update

Thanks to Steve Redick for submitting some photos of apparatus located at Station 2 for the Great Lakes Fire Department taken Sunday prior to the Fire Buffs of Illinois monthly meeting. The images have been used to add the station onto the updated chicagoareafire.com site. There is another ambulance that was missing along with all the photos from Station 1.

 

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Annual Chicago Fire Engine Rally & Swap Meet (more)

This from Steve Redick:

Here’s some highlights. I was very interested to see the Palatine Snorkel, new to the show this year. Great weather and a fun time. Unfortunately the CFD Engine 10 Fox had a mechanical problem and had to be flatbedded home.

All the images and video can be seen here

Steve Redick

Chicago FD Ahrens Fox fire engine

Steve Redick photo

Peotone FD pumper tanker

Steve Redick photo

Palatine FD Snorkel

Steve Redick photo

Frankfort FD Snorkel

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Chicago FD Special Operations Compressor Unit 5-2-3

Steve Redick photo

vintage fire trucks at fire muster

Steve Redick photo

vintage American LaFrance Century pumper

Steve Redick photo

 

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Annual Chicago Fire Engine Rally & Swap Meet

Chicago Firematic Swap Meet is today

5-11 Club of Chicago & The Fire Buffs of Illinois

 

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Annual Chicago Fire Engine Rally & Swap Meet

5-11 Club of Chicago & The Fire Buffs of Illinois

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2015 Chicago Fire Engine Rally & Swap Meet (more highlights)

Images from Barbara Connors at the 2015 Chicago Fire Engine Rally & Swap Meet

ringing of the fire bell in memory of those who served

Capt. John Jakubec opens the FBofI and 5-11 Club 21st Annual Muster with the bell ringing ceremony to Honor those who made the Supreme Sacrifice. Barbara Connors photo

award recipient at the Chicago Fire Academy

George Reichhardt receives the Ralph Feld Award from the Fire Buffs of Illinois for his contributions to the Fire Buffing Community over the years. Barbara Connors photo

award recipient at the Chicago Fire Academy

Rick Mendt receives the Longest Distance Driven Award for his 1975 American LaFrance he drove 71 miles “ex” Hillside, IL. Barbara Connors photo

award recipient at the Chicago Fire Academy

Mike Lynch received the Commissioners Choice Award for his 1969 GMC/Fire Trucks Inc. 1000/500. Barbara Connors photo

award recipient at the Chicago Fire Academy

John Ruckman of Peotone Fire Department receives the Presidents Choice Award with their 1935 Reo/Seagrave 500gpm. Barbara Connors photo

Previous posts are HERE and HERE

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2015 Chicago Fire Engine Rally & Swap Meet (more highlights)

From Dan McInerney:

Chicago FD Truck 1

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Chicago FD Engine 23

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Chicago FD Engine 8

Dan McInerney photo

Chicago FD Engine 1

Dan McInerney photo

Chicago FD Battalion 1

Dan McInerney photo

More from the event is HERE and HERE

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2015 Chicago Fire Engine Rally & Swap Meet (more highlights)

This from Steve Redick:

Saturday was the big day. The weather was kinda poor for most of the show .. little sun. Turnout was also kinda sparse. I did really enjoy the parade and what there was to see. I imagine it is a thankless and difficult job to set all this up and it is a credit to the hardworking members who selflessly put this together every year.

Steve

Chicago FD academy ladder truck with American flag

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Former Chicago FD 1928 Ahrens Fox fire engine

Steve Redick photo

Former Chicago FD 1928 Ahrens Fox fire engine

Steve Redick photo

Former Chicago FD 1928 Ahrens Fox fire engine

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antique fire engine model

Steve Redick photo

scratch built fire truck model CFD Big John

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Stone park FD fire engine

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former Navy fire engine

Steve Redick photo

restored antique fire engine

Steve Redick photo

former Backdraft movie fire engine

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD medical cart ATV

Steve Redick photo

More of Steve’s photos

Previous muster post

Some photos and a video from Larry Shapiro

Retired CFD Chief Andy O'Donnell

Larry Shapiro photo

old fire engines flowing water at muster

Larry Shapiro photo

Former US Navy fire engine flowing water

Larry Shapiro photo

restored fire engines at muster

Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago FD Commissioner Jose A. Santiago

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Retired Chicago FD District Chief Jack Connors and Ralph Feld memorial award recipient George Reichardt

Jack Connors presenting George Reichardt with the Ralph Feld Memorial Award Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago FD Commissioner Jose A. Santiage

Larry Shapiro photo

More of Larry’s photos

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2015 Chicago Fire Engine Rally & Swap Meet (highlights)

This from Niko Stefani:

Today I attended the annual Chicago Fire Department Swap Meet and Engine Rally! Had a good time meeting up with a few friends and taking some apparatus shots! Here are some of my photos.

Chicago FD Battalion 1

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Chicago FD ATV

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Chicago FD Mobile Battery Vehicle 639

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Chicago FD reserve squad

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Chicago FD Truck 1

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Chicago FD Engine 1

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This from Larry Shapiro:

Here’s a shot of the Ahrens Fox pumping at the muster.

Former Chicago FD Ahrens Fox  fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

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2015 Chicago Fire Engine Rally & Swap Meet

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2013 Chicago Fire Engine Rally & Swap Meet

Don’t forget the annual fire engine rally and firematic swap meet today at the Quinn Fire Academy

Chicago Fire Department Flea Market & Fire Engine Rally

 

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