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Chicago Fire Department history

This from Austin Lawler:

I came across yet another interesting photo of the CFD. I for one had no clue there was an award given to a fire dog. Anyway, I hope everyone enjoys this unusual gem. 
 
Regards,
 
Austin
Chicago Fire Department dog receives award

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Chicago Fire Department history

This from Austin Lawler:

I just came across this photo, and thought it was pretty interesting. Perhaps someone even knows somebody in the photo.   

Austin 
vintage photo of Chicago firefighters watching a space launch

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Chicago Fire Department history

This from Austin Lawler:

Hello, I came across another old photo of the CFD on vintage tribune’s Instagram page. This one was at Riccardo’s restaurant. 

Have a good day,
 
Austin 
vintagetribune Firemen carry John Hendricks of Engine Company No. 11 out of Riccardo's restaurant after he was overcome by gas and smoke on Nov. 29, 1940. A second fireman was also overcome in the blaze at the Rush Street cafe. #ChicagoFire #CFD #Riccardos #Ricks

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Firemen carry John Hendricks of Engine Company No. 11 out of Riccardo’s restaurant after he was overcome by gas and smoke on Nov. 29, 1940. A second fireman was also overcome in the blaze at the Rush Street cafe. #ChicagoFire #CFD #Riccardos #Ricks

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Chicago Fire Department history

This from Austin Lawler:

I found another interesting post from the vintage tribune’s Instagram page.

Regards,
 
Austin 

Resembling ballet dancers at the exercise barre, firefighter applicants watch their competitors sweat and groan through physical fitness tests, which included hanging bent-armed from a horizontal bar, on Oct. 10, 1978. Nearly 5,000 people, including about 100 women, were tested at the Chicago Fire Academy in Chicago. Only the top 300 are expected to be hired. Photo by John Bartley. #chicagofireacademy #chicagofire#chicagofiredepartment #CFD

Resembling ballet dancers at the exercise barre, firefighter applicants watch their competitors sweat and groan through physical fitness tests, which included hanging bent-armed from a horizontal bar, on Oct. 10, 1978. Nearly 5,000 people, including about 100 women, were tested at the Chicago Fire Academy in Chicago. Only the top 300 are expected to be hired. Photo by John Bartley. #chicagofireacademy #chicagofire#chicagofiredepartment #CFD

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Chicago Fire Department history

Found at vintagetribune on Instagram:

Original caption alert: Soon the only “snorting steeds” that will rush forth from Chicago fire houses at the sound of the gong will be the kind that feed on gasoline. Engine company No. 11 is the last station to be motorized. Dobbin, the horse at left, and his mate, Tip Top, have been ordered sold, circa 1923. It will be hard parting, for the horses are more than mere working companions. Left to right are Fireman James F. Kelly, Lieut. William Both, and Fireman Frank O Leary. #vintagechicago

Chicago FD ends horse drawn era

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