Archive for category Historic Fire Photo

New home for South Elgin FPD tanker

This from Danny Nelms:

From Dennis Metzger

If you shoot rigs long enough you’ll find them in their new homes and amaze the new department when you show them pictures from when it was in service in it’s original department.
Edcouch (Hidalgo County), TX  – Tanker 2, 1984 ALF Century/Welch 500/2000
Serial# CE-7955/Welch #000815. X-South Elgin, IL. This current paint scheme is a wrap and not a paint job.
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Dennis Metzger photo

 
 
And from our files:
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Larry Shapiro photo

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Orland FPD history

Found this on Orland’s Facebook page 

orland FPD history

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orland FPD history

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orland FPD history

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orland FPD history

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orland FPD history

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thanks Dennis

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Vintage 4-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 2-12-71

From Steve Redick:

February 12, 1971 4-11 at 15th & Karlov

vintage fire scene in Chicago

photographer unknown

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Chicago Fire Department history

From Steve Redick:

July 1970, location unknown

vintage photo of Chicago Firefighters battling a fire in 1970

photographer unknown

vintage photo of Chicago Firefighters battling a fire in 1970

photographer unknown

vintage photo of Chicago Firefighters battling a fire in 1970

photographer unknown

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Vintage 2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 5-6-71

For #TBT from Steve Redick’s collection:

Graemere Hotel at Washington and Homan May 6, 1971 2-11 alarm

Graemere Hotel fire in Chicago 1971

photographer unknown

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Vintage Chicago 5-11 Alarm fire + 4 Specials, 4-2-68

From Steve Redick:

5-11 and 4 specials at 7400 S Kostner, April 2, 1968

massive historic fire in Chicago 1968

photographer unknown

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Historic 5-11 alarm fire in Chicago, 4-7-71

From the collection of Steve Redick:

old photos collected from a 5-11 Alarm fire at 1531 Michigan, 4-7-71

vintage Chicago FD Snorkels at fire scene

photographer unknown

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Historic fire: Goldblatt’s fire in Mt Prospect, 1977 (more)

More photos from the Historic fire: Goldblatt’s fire in Mt Prospect, 1977 (pt1)

Hi,
 
I just found your blog as I was searching for old photos of the Goldblatts fire. I grew up in Des Plaines in the Craig Manor subdivision at the corner of Wolf & Central Roads. We could see the fire from our house and quickly drove over there. I was 14 at the time and had a cheap old camera and took these photos myself. You may share them anywhere.
 
Please attribute them to: Carole (formerly of Des Plaines)
 
~Carole
massive Randhurst fire in 1977

Photo courtesy of Carole (formerly of Des Plaines)

massive Randhurst fire in 1977

Photo courtesy of Carole (formerly of Des Plaines)

massive Randhurst fire in 1977

Photo courtesy of Carole (formerly of Des Plaines)

More from this fire HERE and HERE

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University Park Fire Department history

This from Bill Schreiber:

University Park Fire Department apparatus … then and now

University Park Fire Department history

Bill Schreiber photo

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-18-94

This from Dennis McGuire, Jr. for #TBT:

Flash back to January 18th, 1994 when the high reached only 11 below zero, following a morning low of minus 21 and yielding a daily average temperature of minus 16. On Chicago’s south side, fire companies were battling a 2-11 in a 4 story apartment building at 8049-59 S St. Lawrence.

Firefighters battle fire in frigid weather

Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

More photos HERE

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