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Chicago FD history

This from Steve Redick for #TBT:

This is a fun memory. Engine 25 and Snorkel 4 in front of the brand new fire academy in 1961. My dad can be seen in the basket, he’s the one on the right with the glasses. This was a postcard. I have seen it around over the years but I wonder how many were actually produced.

Steve

vintage Chicago FD postcard

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Vintage 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-12-71

More from Steve Redick:

3-11 Alarm fire April 12, 1971 at 934 Cuyler – photographer(s) unknown

3-11 Alarm fire April 12, 1971 at 934 Cuyler in Chicago

photographer unknown

3-11 Alarm fire April 12, 1971 at 934 Cuyler in Chicago

photographer unknown

3-11 Alarm fire April 12, 1971 at 934 Cuyler in Chicago

photographer unknown

3-11 Alarm fire April 12, 1971 at 934 Cuyler in Chicago

photographer unknown

3-11 Alarm fire April 12, 1971 at 934 Cuyler in Chicago

photographer unknown

3-11 Alarm fire April 12, 1971 at 934 Cuyler in Chicago

photographer unknown

3-11 Alarm fire April 12, 1971 at 934 Cuyler in Chicago

photographer unknown

3-11 Alarm fire April 12, 1971 at 934 Cuyler in Chicago

photographer unknown

3-11 Alarm fire April 12, 1971 at 934 Cuyler in Chicago

photographer unknown

3-11 Alarm fire April 12, 1971 at 934 Cuyler in Chicago

photographer unknown

3-11 Alarm fire April 12, 1971 at 934 Cuyler in Chicago

photographer unknown

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Chicago Fire Department history

This from Steve Redick:

These are some great shots taken in the 70s. I would guess 73 or so … gotta love the “monument” in the background of the engine shot. 54’s Seagrave engine was a great rig, and how could ‘ya not like the traditional Seagrave aerials as well. This was a real ghetto fire company during the years of heavy activity. I believe my dad took these images when he was in the “real” 12th battalion.

The other photos are the kind of stuff SS3 ran with most of the time. 1956 IH former pressure wagons with stuff just thrown in the hosebed. Not sure who took these images but they are dated August 1969. The scenery is typical of their district. All the fires they went to and the primitive tools they used. 

Steve

Chicago FD Engine 54

Chicago FD Engine 54. Warren Redick photo

Chicago FD Truck 20

Chicago FD Truck 20. Warren Redick photo

Chicago FD SS3

Chicago FD SS3. photographer unknown

Chicago FD SS3

Chicago FD SS3. photographer unknown

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