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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 10-8-17

This from Steve Redick:

6670 Northwest Highway in the fire prone (lately) 11th battalion. This is very close to home and I arrived in short order. The occupancy was some kind of small community type theater. Initial observations seemed to indicate some deep seated fire in what I assumed would be many concealed spaces. Rapid roof ventilation and use of TIC allowed this fire to be contained in very short order. Just as well ’cause squad 7 was in a spare snorkel anyway. 😉

Steve

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Firefighters at fire scene with smoke

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Firefighters at fire scene with smoke

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Chicago FD Truck 55

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Chicago FD Engine 119

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Chicago FD Engine 11

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fire engine backs dow alley

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Chicago fire truck at fire scene

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Box Alarm fire in Cicero, 10-5-17 (part 2)

This from Steve Redick:

Roosevelt and Austin in Cicero. This fire bordered on Chicago who did send a full still response, but Cicero FD was already on the scene. Engine 96 was used to supply a ladder pipe on Truck 29. It was a vVacant building and most of the fire was knocked down by my arrival, but I captured a few interesting images including a Cicero engine pumping from a Chicago hydrant

Steve

Cicero fire truck working at night

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commercial building fire in Cicero

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elevated master streams battle fire

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elevated master streams battle fire

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Cicero fire engine

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elevated master streams battle fire

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Cicero FD Truck 2 at a fire

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Cicero fire trucks at fire scene

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Forest Park fire engine

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Lyons  fire engine

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Cicero fire trucks at fire scene

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Chicago FD Engine 96

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Oak Park FD tower ladder at work

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Cicero fire engine

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Cicero fire engine

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Box Alarm fire in Cicero, 10-5-17 (part 1)

This from Jeff Braun Jr.;

Here are some photos from the Box Alarm in Cicero at 5939 W. Roosevelt Rd. (10/5/17). Calls initially came at Approx. 2300 Hours, and Chicago responded first. After they arrived on scene, they realized it was Cicero’s fire, but they were able to stay on scene and assist since it was a large commercial structure (even though they are not due on the Box Alarm for Cicero). Units from Cicero, Berwyn, Chicago, North Riverside, Oak Park, Forest Park, Stickney, Lyons, and Bedford Park were on scene. Thanks. -Jeff Braun Jr. (COUNTY-WIDE FIRE PHOTOGRAPHY)

firefighters climb ladder

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North Riverside FD tower ladder working

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elevated master streams at commercial fire

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elevated master streams at commercial fire

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Cicero fire engine at building fire

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two tower ladders working master streams

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water spring from fire hose coupling

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North Riverside FD tower ladder working

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North Riverside FD tower ladder working

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Chicago fire trucks at a fire

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Forest Park FD fire engine

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Some quick video clips from Steve Redick

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Vintage 4-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 9-9-82

This from Steve Redick:

I opened the archives again. This fire was in a 4-11 in a huge, u-shaped apartment building at 3348 N. Central 9/9/82.
 
Some voices: call taker FAO George Mazurek; Kenny Little dispatching the units, and those with sharp ears will recognize Roger Thompson later in the incident.
 
I took this in and have a few images, some are a little iffy in terms of quality but worth a look. They brought the turret wagon into the courtyard but as I recall they didn’t use it. This was a tough and nasty job.

Steve

vintage Chicago fire photo

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vintage Chicago fire photo with Snorkel 2

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vintage Chicago fire photo with Snorkel 2

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vintage Chicago fire photo

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Chicago FD turret wagon at a fire

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vintage Chicago fire photo with Snorkel 3

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vintage Chicago fire photo with Snorkel 2

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vintage Chicago fire photo

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vintage Chicago fire photo with Snorkel 2

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vintage Chicago fire photo

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Vintage 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 6-5-78

This from Steve Redick:

Here’s another from the archives, a 3-11 Alarm fire at 2950 W. Jackson 6/5/78. From what I can tell this was an old hotel. Listen to the interesting dialogue between the office and a certain engine company when they were directed to change quarters to eng 77. They were concerned about the “canine presence”. Some classic stuff here. The main voice in the office was the late Danny Evans. There is also some radio traffic from Skokie FD in the mix too.
 

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Vintage 4-11 Alarm fire 1441 S Wabash, 8-11-83

 

This from Steve Redick:

This was a real dandy. The Fire Alarm office calltaker and dispatcher was the late Dick Hyland. You can also hear Bob Phelan as well as Matt Tomlin briefly on the radio and Al Andersen was the switchboard guy that handled most of the radio stuff. I took this job in. What a night this was! The DDC was Ed Altman way before his commissioner days and the responding District Chief was Louis Galante (which explains why this wasn’t a 5-11). Some other voices you may find familiar Jim Corbett on truck 12, Bob Welch as “3a”, Bill O’Boyle on Squad 1.
 
I’m sure there are many more to be recognized upon further review. This fire turned into a real spectacle. It ignited a scrapyard at 14th & State that went to a box and it also burned up El ties along the tracks for about 2 blocks. To top it off Snorkel 1 got stuck in the partially raised position and members had to be rescued via ground ladder as the radiant heat was getting brutal. After the building collapsed they found a guy who was sleeping in a vehicle next to the fire building who had to be extricated with a hurst tool since the car was squashed by the falling wall.

I was standing too close at the time of the collapse and as I was running saw a member get knocked down by flying bricks. I believe he broke his leg … a narrow miss for me.  This was a real all time classic job. I will never forget it.

Steve

massive fire in Chicago

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massive fire in Chicago

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massive fire in Chicago

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massive fire in Chicago

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massive fire in Chicago

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As seen around … Waukegan

Waukegan Fire Department Oshkosh T3000 ARFF unit

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As seen around … Roselle

Roselle Fire Department apparatus

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Pierce Dash CF PUC fire engine

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E-ONE Cyclone fire engine

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Roselle Fire Department apparatus

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Vintage radio traffic from Morton Grove, 1-25-89

This from Steve Redick:

Here is a radio traffic recording I made of a 2nd alarm fire at 5945 Dempster in Morton Grove. I believe this was on January 25, 1989. The battalion chief who had the fire was Norman Ruth. This was a real dandy and I was there just after the initial attack lines were laid. If you listen closely you can here all kinds of classic dispatching and RED Center radio traffic from the good old days. The fireground traffic is very telling if you listen closely as well.  Old suburban traffic is hard to come by and is a very minute portion of my archive but this is a real classic.

The images can be seen here:

Steve

 

vintage Pierce fire trucks at fire scene

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Morton Grove FD Squad 1

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Niles FD Truck 2 Pirsch tractor-drawn aerial

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Of interest … model building

This from Steve Redick:

I’m going through a lot of my collection and I came upon these models.  These were custom built by my dad, one of his last real model projects. I want to share his talent with you. This was a Jim Beam liquor decanter that he customized into a CFD Bulldog engine. The details are great … gate valve, load of hose, nozzles, ground ladders, and a scratchbuilt “jockey box” with a street jack and lifeline. 

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Another build from my dad based on the Beam liquor decanter again. This one is kind of a fantasy build as several things really aren’t period accurate. All the ladders were handbuilt and varnished. I think dad was trying for a combination type company like the CFD used to run. I wanted to share this to remember what a special guy my dad was.

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