Archive for January 11th, 2013

CFD complete signature list (1/9)

A recent CFD administrative order (#A-01-13) was released updating/outlining all of the fire department signatures. This is a nine page document covering the entire range of radio signatures for the Chicago Fire Department.

Chicago Fire Department radio signatures


Vintage CFD Fire Photos

More from Steve Redick:

Thanks to Bill Friedrich for sharing these…

A water tower buried in ice and debris at the Hubbard St fire

A great shot of squad 4 at 83’s house on Gunnison … building still stands

An extra alarm that I think may have been around Cermak and Western 4/7/57

This stuff is cool!!

fire scene covered with ice

Chicago Fire Department Squad 4

historic Lincoln Building fire in CHicago 1957



A coupla more from Bill Friedrich
8/1/58  4-11 4100 S Racine Swift & Company  A nice shot of an FWD truck, Autocar Squad and a really nice looking Caddy Ambo
Can’t really find any info on the one labeled Catholic Storage Bureau…maybe on South Chicago Ave??  2 snorkels can be seen working if you look closely
Cool Stuff For Sure!!
historic Chicago fire photo Swift & Company
historic Chicago fire photo Catholic Salvage Bureau

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