Archive for September 23rd, 2010

New must-have book on the CFD

Many in the Chicago area know or know of Steve Redick, a Senior Fire Alarm Operator with the Chicago Fire Department (CFD) and a contributor to this website. Steve’s father Warren Redick, retired some years ago after a distinguished career with the CFD. Warren was an avid photographer who loved the fire service. Beginning in the 1950’s, he was way ahead of his time when he began shooting Kodachrome slides at a time when most other photographers were shooting in black and white. He had a keen eye for composition and his exposures were always spot on, which resulted in a collection of dramatic and beautiful images of the CFD apparatus both posed and in action.

Steve describes the book as:

An historical photo retrospective of the Chicago Fire Department. The book features several hundred brilliantly restored Kodachrome images of the men, apparatus and fires from the 1950s and 1960s. Also included is historical data, including dates, locations, equipment information, as well as a wealth of interesting facts and anecdotes. This is a must see book of seldom seen photos of a bygone era in Chicago firefighting.

Warren Redick Steve Redick CFD Historical Book

Here is a link to a preview of the book, and ordering information as well.

Pricing is as follows:
Softcover                       46.95
Hardcover                      59.95
 Image Wrap                   62.95
shipping is additional, but Steve is ordering a case of books which he will sign for buyers in addition to providing a large savings on the cost of direct shipping from the publisher.

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Wauconda Fire District Open House

Wauconda Fire District logoThe Wauconda Fire District will be having an open house from 10AM to 2PM on Saturday, October 9, 2010.  The open house will be at Station 1 located at 109 West Liberty Street, Wauconda, Illinois 60084.  For questions or additional information please call 847-526-2821.

Also, if you go to they are offering pink t-shirts for sale as a fund raiser for breast cancer research since …

Real Men Wear Pink !Wauconda Fire Department Cancer Fundraiser

The order form or the option for ordering on-line is on the main page.

For questions or additional information, please contact:

Albert W. Schlick III

Division Chief / Director of Training

Wauconda Fire District

109 West Liberty Street

Wauconda, Illinois 60084

847-526-2821 – Station

847-416-7508 – Direct

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