Niles Center Volunteer Fire Company
Sharp Corner Volunteer Fire Department
Skokie Fire Department Chronology
1871 through 2006
Compiled by Lt. Ron Smith, Skokie Fire Department Historian
for the Skokie Historical Society
| The Chronology of the Skokie Fire Department
was compiled by Ron Smith, Skokie Fire Department Historian, by reviewing
numerous newspapers articles, scrapbooks, Fire Department Logs and Archives,
Skokie Historical Society Archives, and Skokie Village Minutes. Lt. Ron
Smith conducted research at various local Historical Societies and Libraries.
This project was initially a personal interest of Ron's that expanded into the
formal appointment of Fire Department Historian by the Fire Department
| The linked photographs are made available
through a North Suburban Library Services grant that the Skokie Public Library
was awarded to digitize Skokie's History. The Fire Department History is one
of four NSLS "DigitalPast" Grant projects.
| This chronology spans the 125 years of
dedicated service of Fire Fighting Services for Skokie. Visit the Skokie
Heritage Museum at 8031 Floral Avenue to view the Fire
Department's History at the Historic Engine House.
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