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Fire Muster and Flea Market in Chicago (more)

Photos from Steve Redick showing some of the highlights from the Fire Muster and Flea Market in Chicago

2019 Fire Muster and Flea Market in Chicago

Steve Redick photo

2019 Fire Muster and Flea Market in Chicago

Steve Redick photo

2019 Fire Muster and Flea Market in Chicago

Steve Redick photo

2019 Fire Muster and Flea Market in Chicago

Steve Redick photo

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Fire Muster and Flea Market in Chicago (more)

Some highlights of the Fire Muster and Flea Market in Chicago from Steve Redick

 

Click on this link and you will be taken to a website that will load a viewer with a 360 degree zoomable drone view of the muster.  This is very cool and worth your time!

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Fire Muster and Flea Market in Chicago

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2019 Chicago Fire Muster and Swap Meet held at the Quinn Fire Academy

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Fire Muster and Flea Market in Chicago

2019 Chicago Fire Muster and Swap Meet held at the Quinn Fire Academy

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Annual Chicago Fire Engine Rally & Swap Meet

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Annual Chicago Fire Engine Rally & Swap Meet

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Annual Chicago Fire Engine Rally & Swap Meet

Annual Chicago Fire Engine Rally & Swap Meet

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Fire Muster and Flea Market in Chicago

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Fire service loses a good friend, George Reichhardt

George ReichardtGeorge C. Reichhardt,

It is with great sadness that we mention the loss of a friend. George Reichhardt served with the East Joliet Fire Protection District, retired as a captain with the Fermilab Fire Department, and was a lifelong fire service enthusiast. George spent many years documenting new and old apparatus from area fire departments with other photographers.

George C. Reichhardt 77, of Joliet, passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, Glendale Heights. George was born in Joliet to the late Charles F. and Catherine M. (nee Briski) Reichhardt. Survived by his daughter Julie K. Reichhardt; a brother Donald J. (Barbara) Reichhardt and a sister Katherine Sheck; he is also survived by step-children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many beloved friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter Christina A. Bourg. George was a founding member of Fire Buffs of Illinois, he was a member of HOIFEC (Heart of Illinois Fire Enthusiasts and Collectors), SPAAMFAA (Society for the Preservation and Appreciation of Antique Motor Fire Apparatus in America), International Fire Photographers Association, Reichhardt Raiders, and Blitz Brothers. He was employed as a firefighter at the Army Ammunition Plant, East Joliet Fire Protection District, Fermilab, and Rockdale Fire Protection District. He was also a FAE Instructor and MABAS 15 Fire Photographer. His hobbies included photographing fire trucks, fires, trains, towboats, collecting fire memorabilia, and he really enjoyed riding Chicago Squad 3 in the early days. His publications include: Fire Apparatus Photo Album of the Ford Tilt Cabs – The Visiting Fireman, 1985 (Editor) and Darley Fire Apparatus – The Visiting Fireman, 1987 (Editor). George also received numerous awards and certificates throughout his career. The family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel 102 E. Frances Rd, New Lenox on Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 2:00pm until time of services at 8:00pm. A fire department walk through will begin at 7PM.

 

Funeral arrangements for George Reichhardt

George Reichhardt Bell Ceremony

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Fire Muster and Flea Market in Chicago

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Fire Muster and Flea Market in Chicago

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