More from Steve Redick:

Here is the final post from 1939, an excellent photo that was hanging for years in the office of Chief McAuliff of the insurance patrol. My dad had this displayed for years, and I really thought this was worth sharing. The best part is you get a shot of both the old and newer fireboats at work.
historic photo featuring Chicago FD fire boats the Fred Busse and the Joseph Medill at the Grain Elevator Conflagration of 1939