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Vintage fire engine for sale

 Chicago Fire Dept. 1960 Mack Fire Engine 87 – $16000 (Big Rock, IL)

Chicago Fire Department 1960 Mack B95 Fire Engine – Engine 87. This Mack B95 was featured in a Mack magazine ad. The rig actually served the Skokie FD, ordered under specifications from Chief Warren Redick, where it retired as Reserve Engine 5. It was restored as a replica of CFD Engine 87 by a group of Chicagoland firefighters who called themselves the Engine 87 Club. After leaving the hands of the club, a former fire chief took over its restoration, installing a new exhaust and completely upgrading its electrical system. It had its starter rebuilt and choke cable replaced and she now starts up and runs like a champ. The two front tires are good cosmetically but are showing signs of need for replacement. There is a 6″ seam separation on the edge of the driver’s seat. It needs a new headliner but looks OK without one. There’s about a 6″ section of paint chipped away from one of the automatic radiator louvers. Other than that, she and her engine and undercarriage are in great shape. I don’t know the tank size or rating the pump has. A pump mechanic who inspected it says it will pump but I have not pumped with it. This truck runs on gas, has turn signals, a hydraulic braking system with a massive booster, and a great power steering system. The emergency warning equipment including the Mars DX-40, 888 and Commander siren all work well. This rig has a rich history and deserves to be seen once again in parades and at fire musters. Temporary or permanent storage is available to the buyer.

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thanks Dennis and Dave

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MABAS 7 Swap Meet

some photos from today’s MABAS 7 Swap Meet

Peotone FPD pumper tanker

Josh Boyajian photo

Chicago FD Engine 17 from the movie Backdraft

Josh Boyajian photo

vintage Pirsch fire engine

Steve Redick photo

former Braidwood heavy rescue squad

Steve Redick photo

Peotone FD Seagrave Snorkel

Steve Redick photo

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MABAS 7 Swap Meet

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Collectors of fire memorabilia

This from a reader:

While surfing the internet, I came across a model dealer that has several fire service books for sale that are all marked down. It’s Roy Ferguson Sales, enter Fire into the search field if the link doesn’t already take you there.

 

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Overseas request

Hey firefighters from Chicago.

I´m sorry that my english isn´t the best! I´m a german paramedic and firefighter. I´m looking for Patches from your Fire Department Chicago because I was there 2008 and visit my friend. He lives in East Troy (Wi) .
Maybe it is possible to send me some Patches from your Department or City.
I can send you some patches, too.
I hope for an answer.
Have a nice day!
With best regards:   Jonas Wassermeyer
                             Fire Department 40
                             Oldenburg in Holstein
                             Germany
German firefighter

Jonas Wassermeyer
Fire Department 40
Oldenburg in Holstein
Germany

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New CFD Autocar replica model (more)

From Fire Replicas:

FINAL DETAILS ANNOUNCED FOR PRODUCTION OF CHICAGO AUTOCAR SQUADS 3 & 4

Details are finalized for the upcoming production run of the Chicago Fire Department 1954 Autocar Squads. We will produce Squads 3 & 4. What will be the differences? Squad 3 will be consistent with Squad 8 in its configuration, but will have new license plates and door graphics.

Squad 4 will feature a new MARS Aurora Borealis light bar on the cab roof, replacing the MARS “football” light. In addition, Squad 4 will feature an accessory pack including the stokes basket and two rear water canons.

Click here to reserve Squad 3.

Click here to reserve Squad 4.

Fire Replicas will contact you when the models are close to shipment in 2017 with instructions to finalize your order. But only those with reservations will receive priority notification.

CFD 1954 Autocar Squad replica model from Fire Replicas

CFD 1954 Autocar Squad replica model from Fire Replicas

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New book on the Milwaukee Fire Department

New book on the Milwaukee Fire Department

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New CFD Autocar replica model

This from Nicholas Neumann:

Fire Replicas has announced the CFD 1954 Autocar Squads to CFD members, retirees, family, and friends. Qualifying orders can be placed by calling the 1-800 number. The project will be released to the general public later in October on www.firereplicas.com

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A request for assistance

Could you ask if anyone has photos of anything from the Dixie Gardens Fire Department that was near Chicago Heights and Nottingham Park FPD (unincorporated Cook County), near Bedford Park? I am doing an interest piece on defunct fire departments. Thank you. Dennis Downey, Fire Chief, Hickory Point Fire Protection District, Forsyth, IL

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Vintage article on the Chicago Fire Department

This from Steve Redick:

March 15, 1981 –  A nice article from Chicago Tribune Magazine. This of course was the old house at 3500 W 60th st. A nice glimpse of how things were not that long ago. I love this kinda stuff

Enjoy the memories

Steve

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