Archive for June 16th, 2011

Looking back at another area rig has again posted a Chicago area rig in his section called ‘Looking Back.’ This time, he’s posted an ad for W.S. Darley & Company that was printed in the April issue of Fire Engineering from 1972. In the ad, there’s a traditional Darley delivery photo of a squad from Itasca.

WS Darley ad from Fire Engineering magazine April 1972

Itasca Fire Protection District 1972 Chevy Darley squad

The unit featured in the ad as photographed some years later. Larry Shapiro collection


Itasca Fire Protection District 1972 Chevy Darley squad

The Itasca squad featured in the 1972 Darley ad was re-numbered to Squad 8 and had updated emergency lighting added sometime prior to this photo being taken by Larry Shapiro

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New brush rig in Long Grove

Long Grove Fire Protection District Alexis brush rig

Long Grove Brush 55 prior to delivery from Alexis Fire Apparatus ... equipped with a snow plow. Alexis photo

We recently posted the new Long Grove/Alexis Brush 55 HERE. Martin Nowak found the complete delivery specs with photos on the Alexis website HERE.

Long Grove FPD Alexis brush unit specifications

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