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La Grange Fire Department history (more)

This from Bill Ruting:

I have completed my book on the history of the first 60 years of the La Grange Fire Department.  This book will be interesting to anyone who enjoys reading about the early days of the fire service.  Anyone interested may find more at the this website.

Thank you,

William (Bill) Ruting
Retire Chief LGFD

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La Grange Fire Department history

Steel Men and Wooden Ladders

The History of the First 60 Years of the La Grange, Illinois Fire Department by Retired Chief William Ruting

This book was written using historical records from the Village of La Grange, microfilm from the La Grange Citizen newspaper, and records from the La Grange Fire Department.  For fire buffs of all types it offers a unique and comprehensive view of the development of typical suburban department.  The first sixty years are rich in not only the history, but provide insight into the development of the village.

thanks Dan

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New book from Tim Olk featuring area fire departments

Northern Illinois Fire Photography

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New book featuring northern Illinois fire departments

Tim Olk’s book entitled  Northern Illinois Fire Ground Photography is almost here!


book about northern illinois fire departments


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