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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.

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Funeral arrangements for George Reichhardt

George Reichhardt Bell Ceremony

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CFD Haz Mat Support Unit

The site listing for Chicago Engine 22’s house has been missing an image of 5-1-11. Hank Sajovic submitted an image of this unit.

Chicago Fire Department Hazardous Incident Team Haz Mat Unit

CFD unit 5-1-11 is attached to the Hazardous Incident Team (HIT). It is quartered with Engine 22 and 5-1-1. This unit carries Shop Id#G-569 and is a 2007 Ford F-650 with a Supreme Truck Body. Hank Sajovic photo

 

 

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Chicago Still & Box Alarm at 47th & Knox 6-27-12

This from reader Eric Haak:

Still & Box Alarm @ 47th and Knox on June 27th.  Engine 34 pulled up just before 1:45 pm to the Right Away Pallet Company and within 2 minutes called for the box.  The area involved was a 125 x 125 storage lot stacked tight with 10-foot tall columns of pallets.  Engine 34 fed Tower Ladder 54 inside the company’s yard while Truck 52 pulled into a lot to the west of the involved area and was fed by Engine 123.  Tower Ladder 39 set up in the empty parking lot to the south of the pallet yard and was fed by Engine 32.  A total of 5 lines were used to bring the blaze under control and 2-2-5 struck out the box @ 2:38.

Chicago Fire Department Still & Box Alarm 47th & Knox 6-27-12 pallet fire

Heavy fire from the Right Away Pallet Company at 47th & Knox. Eric Haak photo

Chicago Fire Department Still & Box Alarm 47th & Knox 6-27-12 Engine 34

Engine 34 supplied Tower Ladder 54 at the Still & Box Alarm. Eric Haak photo

Chicago Fire Department Still & Box Alarm 47th & Knox 6-27-12 pallet fire Tower Ladder 39

Tower Ladder 39 was deployed from an adjacent yard. Eric Haak photo

Chicago Fire Department Still & Box Alarm 47th & Knox 6-27-12 pallet fire

Firefighters change the tip on the waterway of Truck 52 prior to raising the main. Eric Haak photo

Chicago Fire Department Still & Box Alarm 47th & Knox 6-27-12 pallet fire

Engine 32 was supplying Tower Ladder 39. Eric Haak photo

Chicago Fire Department Still & Box Alarm 47th & Knox 6-27-12 pallet fire

Truck 52 goes to work inside the pallet yard. Eric Haak photo

Chicago Fire Department Still & Box Alarm 47th & Knox 6-27-12 pallet fire

A battalion chief climbs Tower Ladder 39 to observe the operations. Eric Haak photo

Hank Sajovic also went to the scene and submitted a few images.

Chicago Fire Department Still & Box Alarm 47th & Knox 6-27-12 pallet fire

Tower Ladder 54 working the fire. Hank Sajovic photo

Chicago Fire Department Command Van 2-7-3

Comm Van 2-7-3 was at the fire. Hank Sajovic photo

Chicago Fire Department Still & Box Alarm 47th & Knox 6-27-12 pallet fire

Stacks of charred pallets. Hank Sajovic photo

Chicago Fire Department Still & Box Alarm 47th & Knox 6-27-12 pallet fire

Companies staged on 47th Street. Hank Sajovic photo

 

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Website department updates

Several long overdue updates to various department pages have been completed as follows:

thanks Karl, Hank, Jim, Nick, Larry, Drew, and Jeff

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Lake Villa Fire District ambulances

Jeff Rudolph visited the Lake Villa Fire District recently and submitted updated images of several ambulances, two of which have been repainted to match the fire district colors. The units were previously owned and purchased by the Lake Villa Rescue Squad and were blue and white. The rescue squad has since merged under the fire district and all apparatus is red. Refer to the previous post HERE and HERE for much of the information.

Lake Villa Fire District Osage ambulance

One of the repainted units is this 2010 Ford E-450/Osage ambulance in Lake Villa running as Ambulance 241R. Jeff Rudolph photo

Lake Villa Fire District Osage ambulance

Lake Villa Ambulance 241 is a 2011 Ford E-450/Osage Type III. Jeff Rudolph photo

Lake Villa Fire Distract Osage ambulance

Lake Villa Ambulance 243 is a 2009 Ford E-450/Osage Type III that was also repainted. Jeff Rudolph photo

Lake Villa Fire District Osage ambulance

The 2010 Ford E-450/Osage ambulance that was photographed here as Ambulance 241 is currently assigned as Ambulance 241R. Hank Sajovic photo

 

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Joliet Fire Station 3

Hank Sajovic submitted an image of Joliet’s new Station 3.

Joliet Fire Department Station 3

Joliet Station 3 at 450 Laraway Road. Hank Sajovic photo

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New use for old fire station

Hank Sajovic submitted an image of Addison’s former fire station #3 at 101 Swift Road. It is now the home of Faux design Studio which incorporates a school to teach faux painting in addition to having contractors to that provide faux painting and decorative painting services.

former Addison fire station 3 101 Swift Rd

Formerly Addison Fire Station #3 at 101 Swift Road is now an art school. Hank Sajovic photo

former Addison Fire Department Station 3

When owned and operated as Addison Station 3, the building looked quite different. Bill Friedrich photo

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New network TV show based in Chicago .. – update

Hank Sajovic found the following article on tvfanatic.com about the show we mentioned HERE

 

Taylor Kinney to Star on Chicago Fire

February 20th, 2012 4:01 PM by 

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Taylor Kinney, best known to fans of The CW as Mason Lockwood from The Vampire Diaries, has landed a lead role on Chicago Fire, an upcoming drama produced by Law & Order head honcho Dick Wolf.

Mason in Action

The series will center around the men and women of the Chicago Fire Department, with Kinney – as first reported by Deadline – portraying Squad Lieutenant Kelly Severide, someone described as an “adrenaline junkie.”

The actor joins a cast that also includes Eamonn Walker as the squad’s captain.

Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

Read more: http://www.tvfanatic.com/2012/02/taylor-kinney-to-star-on-chicago-fire/#ixzz1nvWp3H4z

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CFD 6th District updates

Several apparatus images have been updated on the site in the 6th District:

Chicago Fire Department Battalion 24
Chicago Fire Department Engine 120 Spartan Gladiator Classic Crimson

Engine 120's new apparatus.

Chicago Fire Department Engine 120 HME 1871 SFO Luverne

Engine 120's previous apparatus.

Chicago Fire Department Truck 42 Spartan Gladiator Crimson aerial

Truck 42's new apparatus

Chicago Fire Department Truck 42 Pierce Dash aerial

Truck 42's previous apparatus.

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Chicago Chinatown house update

Dan McInerney submitted images of Engine 8 and Truck 4’s house in Chinatown. The house has squared off doors, whereas the image currently on the web site shows the original arched doors.

Chicago Firehouse Chinatown

A current of Engine 8 and Truck 4's house in Chinatown with the new doors. Dan McInerney photo

Chicago firehouse in Chinatown

The original doors on Engine 8 and Truck 4's house on 18th Cermak in Chinatown. Hank Sajovic photo

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