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Chicago Fire Department history

This from Austin Lawler:

Good Morning,

I came across another gem from the Vintage Tribune Instagram account, about the CFD. I find it interesting that Quinn was out there to start the race, which is pretty neat. Anyway hope you enjoy.

 
Austin
Chicago Fire Department history

Chicago Fire Commissioner Robert Quinn, left, blows the whistle to start rookie firemen on a marathon from Devon and Cicero Avenues to Lake Michigan on June 23, 1967. After six miles the field of runners had been reduced by a few dropouts. Photo by Harold Norman.

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Orland Park Volunteer Fire Department history (more)

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT- Here is a picture of a Orland Park Vol. Fire Dept. tanker.  Looks to be built on a IHC chassis, with overhead ladders.  Photo courtesy Orland Park Historical Society.
Mike Summa
Orland Park Volunteer Fire Department

From the Orland Park Historical Society

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Of interest … Highway to memorialize Chief Ed Switalski

 

Highway sign installed for the Chief Ed Switalski Memorial Highway in Michigan

Highway sign installed for the Chief Ed Switalski Memorial Highway in Michigan

thanks Drew

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Blue Island Fire Department History

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-Blue Island Engine 3, a 1952 American LaFrance 1000/300. I took this picture at Station 2 on Division St. where it was assigned from when the station was built till 1973.
Mike Summa

Blue Island Fire Department history

Blue Island Engine 3 – 1952 American LaFrance 1000/300. Mike Summa photo

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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1927 Magirus 85′ aerial ladder. It carried Magirus serial # 28536. It ran as Truck Company 1 and Truck Company 8.

collection of wayne stuart

1927 Magirus 85' aerial ladder.

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1927 Magirus 85′ aerial ladder. It carried Magirus serial # 28536. It ran as Truck Company 1 and Truck Company 8. collection of wayne stuart

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Northlake FPD history

This from Larry Shapiro for #TBT:

Northlake FPD, IL – Engine 807 – 1979 Ford C8000/Emergency One 1250/750 so #1134 (one of two twins)

Northlake FPD, IL - Engine 807 - 1979 Ford C8000/Emergency One 1250/750 so #1134

Northlake Engine 807. Larry Shapiro photo

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Bedford Park Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT- Bedford Park Engine 707, a 1960’s Seagrave.  Unknown specs.
Mike Summa
Bedford Park FD history

Bedford Park Engine 707, a 1960’s Seagrave.  Mike Summa photo

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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1973 Mack (CF685F10) pumper, serial# 1591. It had a 1000 GPM pump and a 300 Gallon tank. It ran as Engine Company 9 for many years.

wayne stuart photo

1973 Mack (CF685F10) pumper, serial# 1591

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1973 Mack (CF685F10) pumper, serial# 1591. It had a 1000 GPM pump and a 300 Gallon tank. It ran as Engine Company 9 for many years.
wayne stuart photo

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Former Tinley Park tower ladder for sale

The former Tinley Park tower ladder is for sale by Command Fire Apparatus

2000 Emergency One 95? Aerial Platform Quint, Cyclone II 4 door enclosed cab powered by a Cummins ISM 450 diesel engine, Allison HD4060 automatic transmission, 50 gallon fuel tank,Hale QMAX 1500 GPM single stage fire pump, 300 gallon poly tank, E-One aluminum body with high side compartments on BOTH sides of body, E-One 95? rear mount aerial platform with aluminum ladder, 4 low profile hydraulic jacks, pre-piped waterway with monitor nozzle and stacked tips, 2 crosslays, generator with 2 quartz lights on body sides and 2 quartz lights on platform, breathing air to platform with 2 air cylinders, 6 aluminum ground ladders, hose bed with capacity of 600? of LDH hose, LDH discharge on right side, 2018 pump and aerial certificates, 58,000 miles..available NOW for $ 210,000

2000 E-ONE 95' tower ladder for sale

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Hazel Crest Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-Hazel Crest once utilized this 1967 Sutphen aerial tower.
Mike Summa
1967 Sutphen aerial tower ladder

Mike Summa photo

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