Archive for March 13th, 2023

Chicago Fire Department history

This from Steve Redick:

I want to share something amazing for my fellow Chicago FD fans. This is a recording of operations in the Main Fire Alarm office in 1957 during a 3-11 fire. It came from the archives of my friend, mentor, and boss Jim Evans. The mic was open allowing us to hear telegraph signals, radio transmissions, and various phone conversations of the operators. This is an amazing piece of history … companies long out of service, fire insurance patrols, early radio operations … just amazing things. Listening to the telegraph signals alone is incredible if have the knowledge to interpret them as many of us older fellas have. I don’t know if Jimmy actually recorded this or acquired it somehow. It is a onetime opportunity to listen to history. Most, if not all of the operators heard in this recording are gone. I recognize a few voices.

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CFD sells surplus squad

I noticed 5-1-3 for sale within the scrap sale; #ChicagoFD; #ambulanceforsale;

thanks Martin

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House fire in Buffalo Grove, 3-12-23

Buffalo Grove firefighters were called to 691 Checker Road at 8:30 Sunday evening (3-12-23) for a reported fire in a second floor bedroom. While en route, companies were advised by NWCD that a neighbor reported fire on the roof, and then another reported fire on the side of the house. Upon arrival, Battalion 4 reported heavy fire and requested the Code 4 upgrade. Buffalo Grove companies worked from the exterior and then the interior to knockdown the fire while performing searches throughout. They were assisted at the scene by units from Long Grove, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, Wheeling, Arlington Heights, Northbrook, and Buffalo Grove EMA with MobileComm.; #larryshapiro;; #BuffaloGroveFD; #housefire;

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