• Clifford Wyles Gravesite

    Marty Baker

    This photograph shows the gravesite of Clifford Wyles at Springdale Cemetery in Peoria, Illinois.

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  • Overhead Photograph of Stone Park Fire Department Fire Engine

    Stone Park Fire Department

    This photograph, taken from an aerial apparatus, shows the damage to the Stone Park Fire Department engine following the collision with the engine from the Northlake Fire Protection District.

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  • I Play Fireman

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  • Joseph Samec Plaque

    Adam Groves

    This photograph shows the plaque remembering Joseph Samec that hangs on the firefighter memorial wall inside the headquarters of the Pleasantview Fire Protection District in La Grange Highlands, Illin…

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  • Funeral Report, Quincy Fire Department Station #5 Logbook

    Quincy Fire Department

    The logbook for the Quincy Fire Department's Station #5 includes a March 28, 1970, entry documenting the funeral for Firefighter Paul Siltman, who died in the line of duty.

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  • Gary Michalek Casket

    Pleasantview Fire Protection District

    This photograph shows a Pleasantview Fire Protection District fire engine carrying the casket of Gary Michalek during his funeral procession.

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  • John Gart Memorial Plaque

    Gurnee Fire Department

    This photograph shows a plaque that hangs in the Gurnee Fire Department to memorialize Firefighter John Gart who died in the line of duty in 1932.

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  • Brimfield Fire Department

    Unknown

    This photograph, taken during the late 1950s, shows members of the Brimfield Volunteer Fire Department in front of the firehouse. The fire engine on the far left is the pumper truck Melvin Waldron was…

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  • In Memoriam: Thomas Hoff

    City of Chicago

    Following the line of duty death of Chicago Fire Department Battalion Chief Thomas Hoff on February 14, 1962, the City of Chicago presented his family with a handwritten, bound resolution honoring his…

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  • George Winckler's Funeral Procession at Station #2

    Naperville Fire Department

    This photograph shows firefighters lined up outside of the Naperville Fire Department's Station #2 as the funeral procession of Lieutenant George Winckler passes their facility. In tribute to Winckler…

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  • Gus Lisey City Brewery, Peoria, Illinois

    Unknown

    This drawing is of the Gus Lisey City Brewery in Peoria, Illinois. In 1888, August Kirchoff of the Peoria Fire Department died in the line of duty while fighting a fire at the brewery.

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  • Brian Hauk helmet, exterior

    Adam Groves

    Following his death, Brian Hauk's family and friends saved his firefighting helmet as a personal memorial to him.

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  • Fire Station

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  • Naperville Fire Department Radio Log, December 7, 1970

    Naperville Fire Department

    This document is the original transcript of the emergency radio traffic following the accident where Lieutenant Richard Rechenmacher, Engineer Jerry Herring, and Firefighter Bernard Petrowski died in…

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  • Hose Operations at the Key West Restaurant Fire, Countryside, Illinois

    Pleasantview Fire Protection District

    This photograph shows hose operations during the Key West Restaurant fire on October 26, 1981.

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  • Streator Fire Department Station No. 1

    Unknown

    On January 14, 1906, John Norris and other volunteer firefighters were photographed outside of Fire Station No. 1, on Oak Street in Streator, Illinois. Chief Frank Owen (left) and Driver Hommer Worrel…

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  • August Kirchoff Gravesite

    Marty Baker

    This photograph shows the gravesite of August Kirchoff at Springdale Cemetery in Peoria, Illinois.

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  • Foundation of House Destroyed by Arson, Alton, Illinois

    Alton Fire Department

    Following a October 24, 1992, house fire that killed two Alton Fire Department firefighters, debris was cleared from the ruins to facilitate fire investigations. Investigators found traces of accelera…

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  • Timmie Lewis

    Unknown

    A photograph memorializing Timmie Lewis hangs in the Central Station of the Alton Fire Department.

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  • Bernard Kuhlman Plaque

    Adam Groves

    This photograph shows a plaque and badge that hang in the Central Station of the Quincy Fire Department as a memorial to Bernard Kuhlman who died in the line of duty in 1917.

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