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Fire Museum of Greater Chicago presents …


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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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Historical programs offered by the Fire Museum of Greater Chicago

Fire Museum Program Reviews 1946 LaSalle Hotel Fire
And Crib Fire that Trapped Workers in Offshore Inferno in 1909
Two Chicago fires that together took over 100 lives in the first half of the 20th Century will be revisited in a program presented by the Fire Museum of Greater Chicago on Saturday, June 11, at the Chicago Quinn Fire Academy, 558 W. DeKoven St.
  • First on the 10 a.m. program will be a presentation by a maritime historian on a fire that killed 50 workmen trapped on the Dunne water intake crib off 68thStreet in Lake Michigan on a freezing winter night in 1909.
  • The other tragedy to be reviewed is Chicago’s most disastrous hotel fire, a fast-spreading early morning blaze that took 61 lives at the LaSalle Hotel @ LaSalle and Madison Streets, on June 5, 1946, and led to strengthened fire safety laws.

Anyone interested in Chicago history and the fire service is welcome to attend.  The Fire Museum of Greater Chicago, at 5218 S. Western, will itself be open to the public from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the following Saturdays through the rest of 2011: June 25, July 30, Aug. 27, Sept. 24, Oct. 29 and Nov. 26.

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