Posts Tagged Steve Redick

4-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 1978

This from Steve Redick:

So I have finally started cleaning up some of my accumulation of fire stuff, now that I am an old retired guy. I came across my old home made recording of the 4-11 alarm at Z Frank Chevy, Granville and Western in 1978. I remember I was on my way to college classes and “took this in”. It was snowing like crazy. I took a few images and then had to continue to school. The Main FAO radio voices were Dan Evans and George Brown. I’m not sure who the chief was in the 27th. Enjoy the history

Steve

historic 4-11 alarm fire in Chicago

4-11 Alarm fire at Z-Frank Chevrolet at 6141 N. Western Avenue in 1978. Steve Redick photo

historic 4-11 alarm fire in Chicago

4-11 Alarm fire at Z-Frank Chevrolet at 6141 N. Western Avenue in 1978. Steve Redick photo

historic 4-11 alarm fire in Chicago

4-11 Alarm fire at Z-Frank Chevrolet at 6141 N. Western Avenue in 1978. Steve Redick photo

historic 4-11 alarm fire in Chicago

4-11 Alarm fire at Z-Frank Chevrolet at 6141 N. Western Avenue in 1978. Steve Redick photo

Tags: , , , ,

20th Annual Chicagoland Emergency Vehicle Show (more)

This from Steve Redick:

Took this in on Saturday. Mainly police cars but a few rigs, some new to the show. The organizers put a lot of work into setting this up each year but the current venue in downtown Oswego makes quality vehicle photos pretty much impossible to get due to some very tight space limitations … that being said I managed to get a few mediocre shots. all are posted here

Steve

vintage fire engine

Steve Redick photo

American flag suspended from fire truck

Steve Redick photo

former Broadview fire truck

Steve Redick photo

vintage fire engine

Steve Redick photo

vintage police car

Steve Redick photo

vintage ambulance

Steve Redick photo

vintage fire engine

Steve Redick photo

Tags: , , , , , ,

As seen around … Chicago

This from Steve Redick:

Chicago FD fast boat 688

Steve Redick photo

Tags: , ,

Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire, 7-28-27 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

Got a good jump on this one, pretty spectacular for a few minutes. Two good sized explosions occurred while I was there. The roof was in quickly and also some early wall collapses as well. One serious exposure to a good size frame dwelling that was pretty well held in check despite some doubtful conditions. Two towers and a Snorkel operated and several in-line operations were conducted to supply the master streams. Not sure why the water supply was such an issue unless the proximity of the fire building to the JFK expressway had something to do with it. Perhaps some dead-end mains. 

Steve Redick
Chicago FD Squad 2A

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Squad 2A

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Squad 2A

Steve Redick photo

fire chief at massive building fire

Steve Redick photo

firefighter stretching hose at a fire

Steve Redick photo

tower ladder at work in Chicago

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Squad 2A

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Engine 69

Steve Redick photo

firefighters with master stream at fire

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Engine 124

Steve Redick photo

Tags: , , , , ,

Chicago 2-11 Alarm fire, 7-28-27

Video by Steve Redick from the 2-11 Alarm overnight at 3925 N. Pulaski.

 

Chicago FD Squad 2A battling a commercial building fire

Steve Redick photo

Tags: , , , ,

New aerial for Schiller Park (more)

Photos from Steve Redick of the new E-ONE Metro 100 truck in Schiller Park

Schiller park FD Truck 5

Schiller Park FD Truck 5. Steve Redick photo

Schiller park FD Truck 5

Steve Redick photo

tip of prepped aerial ladder

Steve Redick photo

Schiller Park FD station decal

Steve Redick photo

Schiller park FD Truck 5

Steve Redick photo

Schiller park FD Truck 5

Steve Redick photo

Tags: , , , , , ,

As seen around … Chicago

This from Steve Redick:

Had a great opportunity to take a boat cruise through the locks and into the Chicago river and got some decent images of the 2 big fireboats at the dock … old 58 and newer Engine 2. The Wheatley has various shades of red and violet colort due to some kind of issue with the paint so it’s not your eyes.

Steve

Chicago Fire Boat Engine 58

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD fire boats

Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Boat Engine 2

Steve Redick photo

Tags: , , , , ,

House fire in Winnetka, 7-2-17

Winnetka firefighters were called to 935 Forest Glen early Sunday morning (7/2/17). It appears that there were floors being refinished and a fire was smoldering for several hours prior to being discovered. The fire burned through the floor and compromised the staircase tot he second floor. A Code 4 for the working fire was upgraded to a MABAS Box Alarm.

Units at the scene were Winnetka E28, T28, BN 28, 2801; Wilmette A 27, T27, BN26; Glencoe E30, 3002; Northfield S29, 2900; Highland Park E32; Glenview T14, BN6; Morton Grove S4; Evanston E23; Skokie T18; Lincolnwood E15; Northbrook 1100; and Deerfield E20.

935 Forest Glen Lane

Steve Redick photo

Winnetka FD Engine 28

Steve Redick photo

Winnetka FD Engine 28

Steve Redick photo

Firefighters on ladder at second floor window

Larry Shapiro photo

Firefighters after battling a house fire

Larry Shapiro photo

Winnetka FD Truck 28

Larry Shapiro photo

Winnetka FD Truck 28

Steve Redick photo

Northfield FD Squad 29

Steve Redick photo

Wilmette FD Truck 27

Steve Redick photo

Glenview FD T14

Steve Redick photo

Glencoe FD Engine 30

Larry Shapiro photo

Lincolnwood FD Engine 15

Larry Shapiro photo

aerial ladder and ground ladders at house fire

Larry Shapiro photo

Smeal Sirius fire engine on a hydrant

Larry Shapiro photo

Winnetka FD Truck 28

Steve Redick photo

more photos at Shapirophotography.net

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Fire Muster and Flea Market in Chicago (more)

This from Steve Redick:

Had a great day Saturday attending the annual Fire Buffs of Illinois/ 5-11 Club muster. Attendance seemed down this year and the amount of rigs seemed very low compared to previous years but nonetheless it was a great and fun day. Here is a sampling of some of the “hardware” I was able to see. Great to see the Skokie/Engine 87 Club Mack again this year after a lengthy absence. All the images and video can be seen on my site

Steve

vintage B-Model Mack fire engine

Steve Redick photo

vintage 1969 Snorkel from Palatine IL

Steve Redick photo

restored 1928 Ahrens Fox fire engine

Steve Redick photo

restored NAS Glenview fire engine

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Engine 17 from Backdraft

Steve Redick photo

restored 1928 Ahrens Fox fire engine

Steve Redick photo

restored 1928 Ahrens Fox fire engine

Steve Redick photo

restored 1928 Ahrens Fox fire engine

Steve Redick photo

vintage B-Model Mack fire engine

Steve Redick photo

restored NAS Glenview fire engine

Steve Redick photo

Stone Park FD Engine 21

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Squad 1A

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Squad 1

Steve Redick photo

5-ll Club Support Service Canteen

Steve Redick photo

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-16-17 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

I left the “3 bagger” to take in this job.  Engine 49 from a change asked for a box right away after they arrived. The building was undergoing some renovation as indicated by the scaffolding so a defensive stance was taken initially. Squad 1 wiggled the new rig into a tight spot. Not much to really see but a changing smoke condition based on the prevailing winds. I can’t think of the last time I left one job to take in another (except for Detroit).

All the photos and video from the two fires can be seen here:
Steve

Chicago Firefighters and fire trucks at fire sene

Steve Redick photo

Chicago fire trucks at fire scene

Steve Redick photo

smokey conditions during building fire

Steve Redick photo

Firefighters battle building fire

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Engine 49

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Engine 5

Chicago FD Engine 59

Steve Redick photo

Chicago fire trucks at fire scene

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Squad 1A

Steve Redick photo

Tags: , , , , , , , ,