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Historical CFD program today!


at the Quinn Fire Academy, The Fire Museum of Greater Chicago is sponsoring a double program:

  • The History of the fire academy
  • The 1961 fire which resulted in the deaths of Tom Hoff and Bob O’Brien

The program begins at 10AM and will last approximately 1 1/2 hours.

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Meet the historians

This from Bill Friedrich

The radio station that the great Chicago Historian program was on, changed their format and is no longer available for this programming. John Divita, past president of the 5-11 Club, says that the Chicago Historians are back, better than ever, direct from the new Chicago Fire Museum! This includes Ken Little and several other former CFD fire alarm operators, and members from both the CFD and CPD. The programs feature audio only at this time and are well worth listening too. Readers should go to and enter Meet the Chicago Historians. They will find a nine-part series, the first of which is from October 10th of this year.

Enjoy and Merry Christmas to all

Bill Friedrich

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