FIRE CHIEFS

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Pages 5&6 from the HRFD 75th Anniversary Book

 

PHOTOS THROUGH THE YEARS

Fire Chief Oscar Presley started taking pictures in the 1980s because he said everything the department did was "history in the making", and he wanted it documented. Joanne Ramsey would help in the 80s with training burns and apparatus pictures. The department's first actual fire photographer, Sheryl Drost, started taking photos for the department in 1990 and was officially sworn in on the department in 1997. In 2010, a second photographer position was added. Today the department has a Media Division of photographers and there are also cameras in the Command vehicles. The on scene photographers respond staight to the scene and are able to get many first-in fire pictures. Here are some of those first-in pictures as well as some early fires captured by the news media.

A 'fire tornado' during a live burn training - Photo by Sheryl Drost

 

February 15, 1959 - Flying Dutchman Stables in Roscoe

 

February 14, 1958 - Main St. Structure Fire

June 1978 - Aryle Mill Fire

 

1958 Structure Fire

1979 Baldwin Dr. House Fire

 

February 20, 1991 - Prairie Hill Rd. Garage Fire - Photo by Sheryl Drost

May 23, 1991 - Manchester Rd. House Fire - Photo by Sheryl Drost

 

May 22, 1994 - Free Church Rd. House Fire - Photo by Sheryl Drost

February 19, 1997 - Edgemere Terr. House Fire - Photo by Sheryl Drost

 

March 18, 1998 - Harnish Rd. Barn Fire - Photo by Sheryl Drost

May 6, 1998 Palmer Rd. Garage Fire - Photo by Sheryl Drost

 

July 13, 1998 - North Creek Rd. Barn Fire - Photo by Sheryl Drost

September 9, 1998 - McCurry Rd. Commercial Fire - Photo by Sheryl Drost

 

January 24, 1999 - Burr Oak Rd. Chimney Fire - Photo by Sheryl Drost

November 10, 1999 - Harlem High School Roof Fire - Photo by Sheryl Drost

 

September 9, 2000 - Parkway Drive Apartment Fire - Photo by Sheryl Drost

June 17, 2001 - I-90 Motor Home Fire - Photo by Sheryl Drost

 

July 22, 2001 - I-90 Car Fire - Photo by Sheryl Drost

September 2, 2001 - Commercial Junk Yard Fire - Photo by Sheryl Drost

 

September 24, 2001 - Product Dr. Commercial Fire - Photo by Sheryl Drost

October 8, 2001 - Hwy 173 Corn Bin Fire - Photo by Sheryl Drost

 

December 24, 2001 Fulmar Dr. Truck Fires - Photo by Sheryl Drost

April 22, 2002 - I-90 Truck Fire - Photo by Sheryl Drost

 

September 26,2002 - I-90 Camper Fire - Photo by Sheryl Drost

February 01, 2003 - Sheringham Garage Fire - Photo by Sheryl Drost

 

March 15, 2003 - Chicory Ridge Way House Fire - Photo by Sheryl Drost

October 18, 2003 - Patti Lane Garage Fire - Photo by Sheryl Drost

 

March 19, 2004 - Kinnikinnick Dr. House Fire - Photo by Sheryl Drost

October 5, 2004 - Edison Rd. House Fire - Photo by Chief Presley

 

February 4, 2005 - Waste Management Garage Trucks Fire - Photo by Sheryl Drost

April 24, 2005 - Stateline Rd. Garage Fire - Photo by Sheryl Drost

 

June 29, 2005 Glen Forest Dr. Mobile Home Fire - Photo by Sheryl Drost

January 19, 2006 - Truck Fire at Gas Station - Photo by Sheryl Drost

 

August 27, 2006 - Thickett Trail Garage Fire - Photo by Sheryl Drost

November 09, 2006 - Love Rd. House Fire - Photo by Sheryl Drost

 

January 14, 2007 - Renee Dr. House Fire - Photo by Sheryl Drost

July 30, 2007 - Hwy 173 Strip Mall Roof Fire - Photo by Sheryl Drost

 

April 11, 2008 - I-90 Car Fire - Photo by Sheryl Drost

January 15, 2009 - Product Dr. Commercial Building Fire - Photo by Sheryl Drost

 

January 10, 2010 - Waidi Ave. Garage Fire - Photo by Charlotte Alms

March 16, 2010 - Heartwood Ln. Garage Fire - Photo by Sheryl Drost

 

May 3, 2010 - Stamford Ln. House Fire - Photo by Sheryl Drost

July 1, 2010 - Mark Dr. House Fire - Photo by Marcia Soppe

 

September 27, 2010 - Glen Forest Dr. Mobile Home Fire - Photo by Sheryl Drost

December 21, 10 - Snowmobile Fire - Photo by Sheryl Drost

 

February 14, 2011 Nesting Eagles House Fire - Photo by Sheryl Drost

March 11, 2012 - Queen Oaks Dr. House Fire - Photo by Marcia Soppe

 

April 09, 2012 Vaughndale Dr - House Fire - Photos by Marcia Soppe and Sheryl Drost

 

May 18, 2012 - Jennie Dr. Garage Fire - Photo by Marcia Soppe

July 12, 2012 - Hwy 173 Barn Fire - Photo by Sheryl Drost

 

September 13, 2012 - Adele St. Garage Fire - Photo by Sheryl Drost

January 22, 2013 - Frito Lay Truck Fire - Photo by Sheryl Drost

 

June 4, 2013 - McCurdy Rd. Car Fire - Photo by Sheryl Drost

June 10, 2013 - Coopers Hawk Garage Fire - Photo by Jim Johnson

 

June 25, 2013 - Elevator Rd. Car Fire - Photo by Sheryl Drost

December 18, 2013 - Whispering Winds Dr. Garage Fire - Photo by Sheryl Drost

 

July 24. 2014 - Montclair Rd. Motor Home Fire - Photo by Sheryl Drost

November 24, 2014 - Krupke Rd. Barn Fire - Photo by Sheryl Drost

 

January 2, 2015 - Hwy 173 Barn Fire - photo by Sheryl Drost

April 25, 2015 - Product Dr. Commercial Fire - Photo by Sheryl Drost

 

February 15, 2015 Gershwin Ln. - Photo by Sheryl Drost

November 6, 2015 - Elevator Rd. House Fire - Photo by Sheryl Drost

 

February 28, 2016 - Middle Rd. Barn Fire - Photo By Everett Peterson

March 20, 2016 - I-90 Semi Trailer Fire - Photo by Sheryl Drost

April 24, 2016 - Otto Rd. House Fire - Photos by Everett Peterson & Harold Danger

August 21, 2016 - Cherry Hill Dr. House Fire - Photos by Sheryl Drost

September 16, 2016 - Shanes Way House Fire - Photos by Sheryl Drost

March 5, 2017 - West Lane Commercial Fire - Photo by Sheryl Drost & Carol Donovan

August 15, 2017 - Hwy 251 Commercial Fire - Photos by Sheryl Drost

 

Medical Scenes Through The Years . . .

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