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Chicago Fire Department history, 5-11 Alarm fire 11-14-03

This from Steve Redick:

Found an audio tape of the radio traffic from this job at 19th & Peoria that I made from a fire alarm office recording. I am also enclosing a link to the images from this job  It really is amazing how much more advanced my tools and techniques have become since taking these. As I recall TL39 lost power with the basket in a precarious position and I have images of the members stretching an exposure line to protect the  basket and ladder. I remember seeing this from the elevated portion of the Dan Ryan as I was enroute and seeing heavy flames from a square block area … what a site. Considering the massive amount of fire here there were few really good images to be had. Enjoy the history.

Steve

massive fire burns in warehouse at night

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flames through the roof at night

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massive fire burns in warehouse at night

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massive fire burns in warehouse at night

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massive fire burns in warehouse at night

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massive fire burns in warehouse at night

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heavy smoke from warehouse fire at night

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heavy smoke from warehouse fire at night

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massive fire burns in warehouse at night

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massive fire burns in warehouse at night

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Chicago FD Squad 5A Snorkel at fire scene

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massive fire burns in warehouse at night

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photo gallery from the fire

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Chicago Fire Department history – 3-11 Alarm fire 7-15-72

This from Steve Redick:

This is a real dandy. You can hear my old boss Jack Turner as well as Art Benker.. The Division Marshal I think is Harper. They tell truck 47 to get ready to use the life net. What a fire this must have been.

3-11 alarm 1234 Loyola  7-15-72

Steve

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Chicago Fire Department history – 3-11 Alarm fire 10-18-81

This from Steve Redick:

Here’s an interesting audio recording of radio traffic from a 3-11 Alarm fire at 59th & LaSalle, 10/18/81

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