Posts Tagged Chicago Fire Department history

Classic Chicago Fire Department video

Edward Hastings- CFD 1960’s/70’s from Sean McDowell 

thanks Steve 

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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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New home for Illinois apparatus (part 5) – Kentucky

More from Luke Whalen:

Kentucky 
 
Versailles (Woodford County) X-Mundelein, IL Truck 
Woodbine (Whitley County) X-Glenwood, IL Engine 401
Goldbug (Whitley County) X-Rockdale, IL Engine 
Sullivan (Union County) X-Dupo, IL Engine 192 
Bedford (Trimble County) X-Orland, IL Engine 6083 
Spencer County (Spencer County) X-Park Ridge, IL Engine
Taylorville-Spencer (Spencer County) X-Mitchell, IL Engine 1101
Simpsonville (Shelby County) X-Plano, IL Rescue 
Stamping Ground (Scott County) X-Glenwood, IL Engine 401 and X-Glenwood, IL Engine 402 
Pongo (Rockcastle County) X-Plano, IL Rescue 
Livingston (Rockcastle County) X-Dunlap, IL Engine 215
Climax (Rockcastle County) X-Carlock, IL Engine 110 
Coal Run Village (Pike County) X-Chicago Engine 
Cornettsville (Perry County) X-Springfield, IL Engine 7 
Montgomery (Montgomery County) X-Springfield, IL Engine 1 
Reidland Farley (McCracken County) X-Glencoe, IL Squad 30 
West McCracken (McCracken County) X-Limestone FPD, Peoria, IL Engine 
Lebanon (Marion County) Unknown, IL 
Neon (Letcher County) X-Glen Ellyn, IL Truck 31 
Coon Creek (Leslie County) X-Springfield, IL Engine 2
Little Poplar Creek (Knox County) X-Roberts Park FPD, Justice, IL Engine 
Hindman (Knott County) X-River Forest, IL Truck 221 

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New home for Illinois apparatus (part 4) – Indiana

More from Luke Whalen:

Indiana

St. Bernice (Vermillion County) X-Chicago Engine 46 
Shirley (Hancock County) X-Bourbonnais, IL Engine 25 
Cadiz (Henry County) X-Bourbonnais, IL Engine 25 
Lynn (Randolph County) X-Cicero, IL Truck 2
Cambridge City (Wayne County) X-Gurnee, IL Truck 
Plainville (Daviess) X-Limestone Township, Kankakee, IL Engine 4 
White River (Gibson County) X-White County, IL EMS Rescue 
Somerville (Gibson County) X-Tonica, IL Tanker 
Wright Township (Greene County) X-Gardner, IL Tanker 6617
Shawshwick Township (Lawrence) X-Chebanse Township FPD, Clifton, IL Engine 2631
Lost River (Martin County) X-Lynch Area FPD, Danville, IL Tanker 
Paoli (Orange County) X-Tri State FPD Truck 529
Gosport (Owen County) X-Wheaton Engine 403
Spurgeon (Pike County) X-Waterloo, IL Engine 
Shelburn (Sullivan County) X-Mundelein, IL Engine 4311
Scott County EMS (Scott County) Unknown IL 
Jackson-Washington (Jackson County) X-Maryville, IL 
Utica Township (Clark County) X-New Lenox, IL Truck and X-Peotone, IL Truck 14 

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Chicago Fire Department history

This from Austin Lawler:

I came across this slide show of some of the different dogs at CFD firehouses, on the Vintage Tribune instagram page. I thought maybe some of the readers would find this interesting. 
 
Austin 
 

The Chicago Fire Department announced today that it will no longer allow dogs at firehouses after a firehouse dog killed a family pet near a fire station. In remembrance, VintageTribune pulled together photos from years past of firehouse dogs and their firefighter owners.

vintage Firefighter and firehouse dog wearing a helmet

Vintage Tribune instagram photo

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As seen around … Chicago

This from Steve Redick:

Located outside of 127’s present house. Lintel from old 103 and terra cotta panels from old 55. A hidden gem of cool Chicago Fire Department history.
historic Chicago FD artwork outside of Engine 127's firehouse

Steve Redick photo

historic marker describing Chicago FD artifacts

Steve Redick photo

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Chicago Fire Department history

Vintage Film – 1969 Chicago Fire Department – Fire Trucks – Cadillac Ambulance – Fire Boat

 

thanks Steve

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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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Chicago Fire Department history

From Steve Redick:

Here’s some great CFD history. Response cards for Riverview Park. Looks like an update was issued in later years and applied to the cards with an adhesive label.
Thanks Tom Sullivan!
vintage Chicago FD response card for Riverview Park

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vintage Chicago FD response card for Riverview Park

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vintage Chicago FD response card for Riverview Park

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Historic 1967 McCormick Place fire (more)

From Steve Redick:

Since we are just past the anniversary of the McCormick Place fire I thought I would post this report I found in my archive 
1967 fire that destroyed McCormick Place in Chicago

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1967 fire that destroyed McCormick Place in Chicago

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1967 fire that destroyed McCormick Place in Chicago

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1967 fire that destroyed McCormick Place in Chicago

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1967 fire that destroyed McCormick Place in Chicago

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1967 fire that destroyed McCormick Place in Chicago

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