Archive for February 19th, 2019

Arlington Heights Fire Department news

Excerpts from the

Andrew Larson, Arlington Heights’ acting fire chief since November, was appointed to the permanent position Friday after 22 years of service to the department.

He will be only the sixth fire chief the village has had since the fire department changed from volunteer to full-time in 1958.

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New engine for Niles

From the Global Emergency Products Facebook page:

We want to thank the Village of Niles Fire Department for the recent order of a new Pierce Dash CF PUC Pumper! Thank you for choosing Pierce Mfg and Global Emergency Products!

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Vintage Chicago Fire Department 3-11 audio recording 11-14-90

More from Steve Redick:

Here’s another classic audio recording. Tommy O’Donnell in the 13th with a few classic transmissions. Jim Lee was on the original call reporting the incident. Joe Pavlik on the radio in the FAO. 3-11 Alarm at  3819 Madison St. on 11-14-90

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Chicago Fire Department history, 1-10-82 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

This recording made by Jim Regan seems to pick up on the evening of January 10, 1982. Suburban mutual aid was called in as they were battling a conflagration on Junior Terrace. Art Benker is on the radio in the FAO and the chief was Joe Brichetto. Amazing how calm and matter of fact he was as he described how they were gonna lose another apartment building. You can also hear Louis Galante a few times as a second responding deputy chief. These recordings don’t do justice to the horrible cold and fire conditions members faced that day

more is HERE and HERE and HERE


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