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Chicago Fire Department history, 5-11 Alarm fire at O’Hare Field March 9, 1963 (more)

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Hank Sajovic shared the fire alarm office extra alarm tab and box card with us for the 5-11 Alarm at O’Hare Field 3/9/63. It looks like the companies due on the 5-11 never went to work, look at the times. A friend who was on 56 that day says all 5-11 companies were held up as he recalls.
Steve
Chicago Fire Department history, 5-11 Alarm fire at O'Hare Field March 9, 1963
 
Chicago Fire Department history, 5-11 Alarm fire at O'Hare Field March 9, 1963
 
Chicago Fire Department history, 5-11 Alarm fire at O'Hare Field March 9, 1963
 
Chicago Fire Department history, 5-11 Alarm fire at O'Hare Field March 9, 1963

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Chicago Fire Department history, 5-11 Alarm fire at O’Hare Field March 9, 1963

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I found the news clippings to go with my dad’s spectacular photos of this little known or remembered fire.
Lots of cool details if you really look at the color images.
Steve
vintage 5-11 Alarm fire at O'Hare Field in Chicago 3/9/63

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vintage 5-11 Alarm fire at O'Hare Field in Chicago 3/9/63

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vintage 5-11 Alarm fire at O'Hare Field in Chicago 3/9/63

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NCO Club burns at O'Hare 3/9/63

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NCO Club burns at O'Hare 3/9/63

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NCO Club burns at O'Hare 3/9/63

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Chicago Fire Department history Organization of SS1

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September 1962 the brand new SS1 enters service. My dad can be seen in the photo above the “Rescue Squad Ready” article. What an exciting time to be on the CFD back then. 
Enjoy the history. I’m so glad dad kept these articles.
 
Steve Redick
Chicago Fire Department history Organization of SS1

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Chicago Fire Department history Organization of SS1

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663 takes a hit 1963

Chicago Fire Department history

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CFD history – Chicago Stockyards Fire

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I found another treasure. The original newspaper clippings for the Stockyards fire from Sunday, May 20, 1934. Some of the pagers were in rough shape but some parts yielded surprisingly good results. I particularly like the summary of all the suburban companies that responded and the interview with the chief fire alarm operator at that time. My grandfather was at this fire as a member of the patrol.

Steve

Chicago Stockyards fire

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Chicago Stockyards fire

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Chicago Stockyards fire

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Chicago Stockyards fire

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Chicago Stockyards fire

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Chicago Fire Department history

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I found another treasure from the archive my dad preserved. A full page COLOR photo spread from July 1939!  This was billed as the 2nd ever thrill show with an attendance of 70,000. You can make out some classic apparatus. I was able to use photoshop to restore this to almost perfect condition. My dad must have been 10 years old at the time so I am assuming my grandpa might have been the one to put this aside originally. I think this is too good not to share.

Steve Redick

Chicago Police and Fire Thrill Show July 17 1939

Chicago Daily Tribune clipping from July 17, 1939. Steve Redick collection

Chicago Police and Fire Thrill Show July 17 1939

Chicago Daily Tribune clipping from July 17, 1939. Steve Redick collection

Chicago Police and Fire Thrill Show July 17 1939

Chicago Daily Tribune clipping from July 17, 1939. Steve Redick collection

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Chicago Fire Department history

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August 1986. This was a big deal at the time. I remember when we had all 3 boats in service, 37, 41, 58. 41 was the only one that had a land based firehouse at the time … now gone. We snuck in there one night after it closed and the place was trashed. A great spot for a boat to be quartered, right near all the big industrial stuff at Throop st

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Vintage 5-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 3-28-74

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March 28, 1974, 5-11 & 1 Special at 132 N State. There were some amazing fires in the downtown iron ring years ago.  Some injured members mentioned. Willard Meeker and Dave Lozeau, now retired.

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5-11 fire in Chicago at 132 N. State Street, March 28, 1974

historic 5-11 alarm fire in Chicago

5-11 fire in Chicago at 132 N. State Street, March 28, 1974

historic 5-11 alarm fire in Chicago

5-11 fire in Chicago at 132 N. State Street, March 28, 1974

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Vintage fire in Chicago, 1-5-85

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3-11 at 101 E Erie 1/5/85. I was working in the old city hall fire alarm office for this one. I managed to get an “outdoor” lunch and take this in :)

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3-11 at 101 E Erie 1/5/85.

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Vintage 5-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 9-18-86

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9/18/86 5-11 1434 W 37th St. This involved several mill-type buildings.

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9/18/86 5-11 1434 W 37th St.

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