Chicago Fire Buff’s Christmas Shopping Ideas

1) Tim Olk-Northern Illinois Fire Photography Tim Olk_Northern Illinois FireGround Photography

Northern Illinois Fire Ground Photography by Tim Olk features hundreds of never before-published photos in a 9” x 12” hardbound, coffee table style book. Olk captures the lives of men and women in the fire service from over 40 areas and departments including: Northbrook, Evanston, Gurnee, Rockford, Chicago, Joliet, Winthrop Harbor, Waukegan, Wheeling, Highland Park and Flight for Life. This all-color book features photos of fire scenes and rescues, academy graduations, training, dive calls, department events, holidays, group shots, and more.





A photographic journey of the dramatic sub zero extra alarm fire that occurred on January 22, 2013 at 3757 S. Ashland in the City of Chicago. This book is filled with color images depicting the night of the fire as well as the weeks following.




Steve Redick_Book_images_Chicago Fire Apparatus_history3)Steve Redick-Classic Chicago Fire Department Images From The 1950s And 1960s

An historical photo retrospective of the Chicago Fire Department. The book features several hundred brilliantly restored Kodachrome images of the men, apparatus and fires from the 1950s and 1960s. Also included is historical data, including dates, locations, equipment information, as well as a wealth of interesting facts and anecdotes. This is a must see book of seldom seen photos of a bygone era in Chicago firefighting.




Larry Shapiro_Aerial Fire Trucks_Book_images_Chicago Fire Trucks4)Larry Shapiro-Aerial Fire Trucks

Take an illustrated, historical look at the fire trucks that elevate water and firefighters via hydraulic platforms and ladders at a fire scene, the aerials. Inside is a comprehensive look at all manufacturers of aerials through text and captions that give you a brief overview of early aerials, then concentrates on the trucks in use today (1950 to 1999). Photos show fire trucks in action, in posed shots, and details of their equipment.




5)Chicago Fire Dept. Engine 78 T-Shirt

Chicago Engine 78 T ShirtFull size print with smaller front left chest logo on a Gildan 100% cotton pre-shrunk navy blue t-shirt!

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