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Historic 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 2-25-79

This from Steve Redick:

This is the radio traffic from a 3-11 alarm with a disaster plan 3 at the notorious 6531 Lowe. This occurred while my dad was chief in the 12th battalion … first thing in the morning. The chief he normally relieved, Bill Foran was acting in the big buggy and had not yet been relieved so he was responding as the division marshal. The captain of truck 20, who had some classic radio replies was Richard Fitzpatrick. The voice of the englewood office was Harry Haddon back in his heyday. This building had super long hallways, masks were barely in use at this time and the people were hanging out all over the place. This was a real dandy.

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Standing in the window are Bill Conroy Lt Eng 84 and Dave Bukiema Lt t51. Steve Redick photo

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Historic fire service video The Noble Breed

This from Steve Redick:

I dipped into my vault for a friend and I came up with a great piece of firefighting history. I imagine many of you may have never heard of the documentary The Noble Breed. It was produced by the Kemper Insurance Company in the late 1960’s. They spent quite a bit of time riding with SS3 with some footage of my dad, Warren Redick and a young Bill O’Boyle. They also spent time in Skokie and have some footage of the well known George Trier. My grandfather, not shown in the film was chief in Skokie at that time. They also spent time with other FD’s including LA and San Francisco as well as some volunteers. For it’s time this was probably one of the best FD documentaries ever produced. It was narrated by Rod Serling, a classic voice of the time. Due to size limitations it is in 2 parts.. take a look. Be sure to expand the viewing window to a larger size.

The videos can be viewed HERE:

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Vintage 4-11 Alarm Chicago fire scene, 4-14-70

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4-11 alarm fire in Chicago 4-14-70

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4-11 alarm fire in Chicago 4-14-70

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4-11 alarm fire in Chicago 4-14-70

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Vintage 4-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-4-71

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January 4, 1971 4-11 4545 Woodlawn

News clipping from a historic Chicago fire at the Pierre hotel

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News clipping from a historic Chicago fire at the Pierre hotel

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News clipping from a historic Chicago fire at the Pierre hotel

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Four historic extra alarm fires ravage Chicago from 11/12/64 – 11/14/64

This from Steve Redick:

November 1964 had a 3 day period that was one of the busiest ever in the recent history of the city of Chicago. It was the subject of a TV news special. view it here

I have some news clippings of two of the massive fires.

  • The Goldblatts warehouse (5-11 and 7 Specials)  4000 S Kedzie
  • The 5-11 at 18th & Clark
  • The 5-11 2455 S. Michigan Avenue

Steve

News clipping from a historic Chicago fire

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News clipping from a historic Chicago fire at a vacate Goldblatts warehouse

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News clipping from a historic Chicago fire at a vacate Goldblatts warehouse

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News clipping from a historic Chicago fire

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News clipping from an historic fire that destroyed mcCormick Place in Chicago on February 13, 1971

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News cliNews clipping from a historic Chicago firepping from an historic fire that destroyed mcCormick Place in Chicago on February 13, 1971

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News clipping from a historic Chicago fire

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News clipping from a historic Chicago fire

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News clipping from a historic Chicago fire

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Vintage 5-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-14-69

This from Steve Redick:

Going through my dad’s old scrapbooks I happened on the clippings for this job. A 5-11 and 1 Special  for the grain elevator 506 W 51st Street, April of 1969. This was arguably the last wooden grain elevator left in the city. It was situated in a rail yard with no water and no real access for companies. The articles explain this as well.

This is a very special memory for me as I went to this fire with my dad. I was 9 at the time and it was the biggest fire I had ever seen. The radiant heat was extreme. Dad put me on the turntable of truck 18, a tractor-trailer FWD. I had just gotten my Kodak instamatic camera and was snapping away. Dad told me it was gonna collapse soon and when it did it was gonna get really really hot.  I stuck my head out for just a second and grabbed a quick shot.  It was my first real fire photo.

News clipping from a historic Chicago fire

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News clipping from a historic Chicago fire

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News clipping from a historic Chicago fire

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News clipping from an historic fire that destroyed a grain elevator in Chicago 4-14-69

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News clipping from an historic fire that destroyed a grain elevator in Chicago

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Photo from a 5-11 and 1 Special for the grain elevator 506 W 51st Street, April of 1969

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Historic 5-11 Alarm fire at the Ford City Shopping Center in Chicago, 4-2-68

This from Steve Redick:

April 2, 1968, just days before the riots erupted. A 5-11 and 3 or 4 specials for a fire in a massive building. The press coverage with the spectacular large format cover photo is sadly a thing of the past now. I have enclosed one of Dave Fornell’s images from that day.

News clipping from an historic fire that destroyed the Ford City shopping center

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News clipping from an historic fire that destroyed the Ford City shopping center 4-2-68

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News clipping from an historic fire that destroyed the Ford City shopping center 4-2-68

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News clipping from an historic fire that destroyed the Ford City shopping center 4-2-68

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News clipping from an historic fire that destroyed the Ford City shopping center 4-2-68

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News clipping from an historic fire that destroyed mcCormick Place in Chicago on February 13, 1971

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News clipping from an historic fire that destroyed the Ford City shopping center 4-2-68

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historic Chicago fire apparatus battle huge fire

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Vintage Chicago fire scene: 3-11 alarm in 1970

More newspaper articles from Steve Redick of a fire in December of 1970, a 3-11 alarm at 316 N Michigan … lower level

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historic Chicago newspaper article

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historic Chicago newspaper article

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historic Chicago newspaper article

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historic Chicago newspaper article

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historic Chicago newspaper article

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historic Chicago newspaper article

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historic Chicago newspaper article

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Historic 5-11 alarm fire in Chicago, 2-9-65

More historic clippings from the Warren Redick collection: 5-11 alarm at Gotham Industries, 540 Orleans, February 9, 1965 

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historic Chicago newspaper article

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historic Chicago newspaper article

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historic Chicago newspaper article

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historic Chicago newspaper article

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historic Chicago newspaper article

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historic Chicago newspaper article

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Vintage Chicago warehouse fire in 1965

This from Steve Redick:

One of the things I inherited from my dad was his massive scrapbook of fire clippings which he had worked in from the 1940s onward. It is an amazing collection, but unfortunately a good portion has been damaged in storage.  This stuff needs to be shared, so that is my intention. These first pages are from a tremendous extra alarm at the Steinburg Baum warehouse, 1705 N Throop Street, September 30, 1965. They mention several fireboats used but there are no photos in the articles.

Steve

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An extra alarm fire in Chicago at the Steinburg Baum warehouse, 1705 N Throop Street, September 30, 1965. Warren Redick collection

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historic Chicago newspaper article

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