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Fire service loses a good friend, George Reichhardt

George ReichardtGeorge C. Reichhardt,

It is with great sadness that we mention the loss of a friend. George Reichhardt served with the East Joliet Fire Protection District, retired as a captain with the Fermilab Fire Department, and was a lifelong fire service enthusiast. George spent many years documenting new and old apparatus from area fire departments with other photographers.

George C. Reichhardt 77, of Joliet, passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, Glendale Heights. George was born in Joliet to the late Charles F. and Catherine M. (nee Briski) Reichhardt. Survived by his daughter Julie K. Reichhardt; a brother Donald J. (Barbara) Reichhardt and a sister Katherine Sheck; he is also survived by step-children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many beloved friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter Christina A. Bourg. George was a founding member of Fire Buffs of Illinois, he was a member of HOIFEC (Heart of Illinois Fire Enthusiasts and Collectors), SPAAMFAA (Society for the Preservation and Appreciation of Antique Motor Fire Apparatus in America), International Fire Photographers Association, Reichhardt Raiders, and Blitz Brothers. He was employed as a firefighter at the Army Ammunition Plant, East Joliet Fire Protection District, Fermilab, and Rockdale Fire Protection District. He was also a FAE Instructor and MABAS 15 Fire Photographer. His hobbies included photographing fire trucks, fires, trains, towboats, collecting fire memorabilia, and he really enjoyed riding Chicago Squad 3 in the early days. His publications include: Fire Apparatus Photo Album of the Ford Tilt Cabs – The Visiting Fireman, 1985 (Editor) and Darley Fire Apparatus – The Visiting Fireman, 1987 (Editor). George also received numerous awards and certificates throughout his career. The family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel 102 E. Frances Rd, New Lenox on Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 2:00pm until time of services at 8:00pm. A fire department walk through will begin at 7PM.

 

Funeral arrangements for George Reichhardt

George Reichhardt Bell Ceremony

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Box Alarm fire in Des Plaines, 1-10-18 (more)

More from the Box Alarm fire in Des Plaines, 1-10-18 – photos and audio recording

Niles FD Truck 2

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Maine Scrap Metals fire

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Chicago FD Squad 7A

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Des Plaines FD Tower 63

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Chicago FD Squad 7A

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Chicago FD Squad 7A

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Des Plaines FD Engine 63

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Niles FD Truck 2

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Des Plaines FD Tower 61

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Box Alarm fire in Des Plaines, 1-10-18 (more)

Video by Steve Redick of the Box Alarm fire in Des Plaines, 1-10-18

 

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-1-18

The first 3-11 Alarm fire of the  year occurred Monday night (1/8/18) as Chicago firefighters battled fire in a 150×800 mattress warehouse at 4041 S. Emerald. Elevated master streams from three tower ladders and Squad 1A surrounded the building. 

 

 

Chicago FD Squad 1A at work

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Chicago FD Squad 1A at work Rosenbauer ACP-55

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Chicago FD Engine 50 E-ONE Cyclone II

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 39 E-ONE Cyclone HP100 at work

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Chicago FD Light Wagon 915

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 54 at work

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 54 at work

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Chicago firefighters cut overhead doors with saws

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Chicago FD Engine 39

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Chicago FD Engine 28 E-ONE Cyclone II

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 39 E-ONE Cyclone HP100 at work

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Chicago FD mobile command board

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Chicago Still & Box alarm fire, 1-2-18 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

Very cold conditions, low single digits. Companies reported what I thought was a kitchen fire with extension into concealed spaces. I arrived about 10 minutes after the box was transmitted and companies had been ordered out of the building. Interesting to watch the small wheelbase snorkel squad maneuver into a very tight area in the front of the building. Many large trees made access for any aerial device very difficult. A tough job for all concerned. All the images and video can be seen here:

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house fire scene in Chicago

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Chicago FD Engine 125

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firefighters battle Chicago house fire

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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firefighters battle Chicago house fire

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Chicago FD Engine 125

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Chicago FD Engine 68

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firefighters battle Chicago house fire

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firefighters battle Chicago house fire

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firefighters battle Chicago house fire

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Chicago Still & Box alarm fire, 1-2-18

Video by Steve Redick of a Still & Box Alarm at 2204 Newland 1/2/18

 

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Commercial building fire in Des Plaines, 12/29/17 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

Took this job in on Friday…poor weather conditions..heavy overcast and snow with slippery road conditions. Not that much accumulation but occurred during the height of the snow squall. Apparently started as a car fire in the muffler shop. Very early collapse and storage of flammable gases created some severe hazards. I believe this was a bar joist type of truss construction. The collapse area seemed to be indicative of the bar joists distorting from the fire conditions. 3 tower ladders were set up. A class B foam operation with eductor appeared to be in use as well. The box alarm companies seemed to be primarily for relief purposes as the working fire response brings a large response. A nice assortment of apparatus could be seen here including both of Des Plaines new Pierce engines. All the images and video can be seen here:

Happy New Year

Steve Redick

massive smoke from building fire

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Des Plaines FD Engine 63

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Spartan fire engines

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Des Plaines FD Tower ladder 63

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Des Plaines FD Engine 62

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Park Ridge FD Tower 36

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Park Ridge FD Tower 36

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Car-X muffler shop fire

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Car-X muffler shop fire

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Des Plaines FD Engine 62

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Des Plaines FD Tower 63

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 12-26-17 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

Took in this job at 6119 S Wolcott from an immense distance away and arrived just as the master streams were setting up. Very cold, single digits. Hoarder conditions forced an early shift to defensive mode. TL39 used some creative apparatus placement to get their master stream in service. Here’s a few images, not really spectacular but some good gritty firefighting images. All the images and a video can be seen here:

Happy new year to all.

Steve

heavy smoke from house fire

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Chicago FD Truck 51

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firefighters battle a fire

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Chicago FD Engine 101

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 39

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 39

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heavy smoke from house fire

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 39

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 Chicago FD Squad 5A

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heavy smoke from house fire

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heavy smoke from house fire

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Commercial building fire in Des Plaines, 12/29/17 (more)

Videos by Steve Redick and Larry Shapiro of the Commercial building fire in Des Plaines, 12/29/17

 

 

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 12-26-17

Video from Steve Redick of the 2-11 Alarm fire at 6151 S. Wolcott 12/26/17

Single digit temps and hoarder conditions. Tower ladder and snorkel operating

 

Excerpts from Fox32chicago.com:

Firefighters responded at 3:23 p.m. for fire in a 1.5-story building in the 6100 block of South Wolcott. It was upgraded to a box alarm at 3:27 p.m. and then a 2-11 about 4 p.m.

The fire originated in the building’s basement and second floor. Crews used six handlines and two elevated master streams to extinguish the flames.

By 5:27 p.m., the fire had been struck out.

A 65-year-old man was taken in serious-to-critical condition with smoke inhalation as well as second- and third-degree burns to his body.

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