Archive for August 3rd, 2023

Libertyville Fire Department history

This from Larry Shapiro:

As a follow up to Mike Summa’s submission for #TBT and the comments, here are before and after photos of the Libertyville mini-pumper.; #FireTruck; #larryshapiro;; #Hamerly; #LibertyvilleFD;

Original Dodge/Hamerly mini-pumper. Larry Shapiro photo; #FireTruck; #larryshapiro;; #Hamerly; #LibertyvilleFD;

Refurbed Ford/Hamerly mini pumper from the Libertyville FD. Larry Shapiro photo

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Chicago Fire Department news (more)

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The death of an off-duty Chicago firefighter who died Sunday while swimming has been ruled an accidental drowning.

The firefighter, identified as 43-year-old Wilbert Hayes, was swimming with his family in Lake Michigan after his shift when the incident occurred.

According to the Chicago Fire Department, Hayes’ death will be considered an “off-duty accidental death of an active-duty member.”

Visitation and funeral services have been set for the fallen firefighter.

Visitation for Hayes will be held Wednesday, Aug. 9 at Chapel Hill Gardens West Funeral Home, located at 17W201 Roosevelt Road, in Oak Brook Terrace.

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Robbins Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-This was the Robbins Fire Dept.’s Squad 2915, a Ford F/?  Please fill in the blanks if you know anything about this.
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Mike Summa photo

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