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Calumet City Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #tbt:

The Calumet City Fire Department operated this 1974 Mack pumper. It had a 1250 GPM pump and a 500 gallon tank. It ran for many years as Engine Co. 306  from Fire Station #1. It is the one and only lime green colored apparatus that the department operated.

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Calumet City FD Mack CF fire engine

Calumet City Fire Department Engine 306 – 1974 Mack pumper 1250/500.
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Long Grove Fire Department history

For #throwbackthursday from Larry Shapiro

Long Grove FD Engine 796

Vintage GMC/Howe fire engine from Long Grove, IL. Larry Shapiro photo

Long Grove FD Engine 796

Vintage GMC/Howe fire engine from Long Grove, IL. Larry Shapiro photo

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Chicago Fire Department history

This from Steve Redick:

I was working in the FAO this day. It was a big deal at the time. Engine 20 was removed from their house at 1318 Concord Place. Truck 12 which was moved from 107’s house to 13’s new house was removed. Squad 1 was shuffled from Engine 5 if I remember right to 13’s house to make up for taking the truck oos. Truck 2 went from 18’s house to Engine 5 to replace the squad.

The maps are kinda interesting. No hash marks on the squad borders as they “took” all their boundary streets.. These were contoversial moves at the time, supposedly the first of many companies to be taken oos.

Chicago FD General Order 91-017

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Mokena Fire Protection District history

This from Mike Summa:

Here is the Mokena FPD’s 1990 Pierce Lance 1500/500/50′ Tele-squrt.  Enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa
Mokena FPD 1990 Pierce Lance 1500/500/50' Tele-squrt

Mokena FPD’s 1990 Pierce Lance 1500/500/50′ Tele-squrt.
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Midlothian Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

Here is Midlothian’s 1990 Pierce Dash midship aerial.  A remount of their 1967 Seagrave 70th Anniversary 1250/300.  Enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa
Midlothian Fire Department history

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Calumet City Fire Department history

this from Wayne Stuart:

The Calumet City Fire Department operated this 1965 American LaFrance pumper. It had a 1000 GPM pump and a 758 Gallon tank. It ran as Engine Company 303 for a number of years.

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1965 American LaFrance pumper

Calumet City Fire Department Engine 303, a 1965 American LaFrance pumper. Wayne Stuart photo

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Chicago Fire Department history

This from Steve Redick:

Here’s a neat little treat for Christmas day. The original Snorkel, after years of hard use fell into disrepair and was almost lost. Figgie International bought it and spent a fortune restoring it. The photos were taken in of July 1988 at Engine 1’s house, the original place (water tower 4 as it was originally known) went in service. I was lucky enough to attend the grand unveiling and got these now classic images. If you look closely the boom says Snorkel 1 but the doors say Snorkel Squad 3. My dad was captain of SS3 and rode this very rig. Enjoy the history and appreciate the effort they put into saving this one of a kind rig.

Steve

Chicago's original Snorkel restored

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Chicago's original Snorkel restored

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Chicago's original Snorkel restored

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Chicago's original Snorkel restored

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Dolton Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

Dolton Truck 1442, a 1981 Pierce Arrow on a 1980 Oshkosh chassis 1250/200 with a 75′ Tele-squrt.  Enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa
Dolton fire department Tele-Squrt

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Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD (more) James F. Carney

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Lieutenant James F. Carney was laid to rest today.

Funeral for Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Lieutenant James F. Carney

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Funeral for Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Lieutenant James F. Carney

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Funeral for Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Lieutenant James F. Carney

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Funeral for Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Lieutenant James F. Carney

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fire department funeral

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fire department funeral

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Funeral for Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Lieutenant James F. Carney

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Funeral for Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Lieutenant James F. Carney

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Funeral for Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Lieutenant James F. Carney

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Funeral for Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Lieutenant James F. Carney

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Funeral for Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Lieutenant James F. Carney

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Funeral for Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Lieutenant James F. Carney

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Funeral for Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Lieutenant James F. Carney

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Funeral for Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Lieutenant James F. Carney

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Funeral for Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Lieutenant James F. Carney

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Funeral for Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Lieutenant James F. Carney

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Funeral for Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Lieutenant James F. Carney

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Funeral for Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Lieutenant James F. Carney

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Schaumburg Fire Department history

From psi.illinois.edu:

On December 16, 1977, Firefighter Anthony M. Gallo of the Schaumburg Fire Department died in the line of duty while responding to a false alarm. Gallo was fatally injured while riding the tailboard of a fire truck that overturned near the intersection of Higgins and Meacham Roads. The fire truck had swerved down an embankment to avoid a collision after the civilian vehicle in front of it skidded on ice.

From the collection of Drew Smith

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