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Lansing Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-This was the Lansing Fire Dept.’s Engine 103, a 1974 Mack CF 1250/500.  Photo courtesy Lansing Prof. Fire Fighters Union 3709.   Enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa 
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Photo courtesy Lansing Prof. Fire Fighters Union 3709

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Lemont Fire Protection District history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-This was the Lemont FPD’s Squad 916, a 1978 GMC/Hammerly 500/400/10F.  Shown her in a photo taken at a Worth parade sometime later, I do not recall the year.  At this time the owner was the City of Palos Hills ESDA #880.  Enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa
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Palos Heights Fire Protection District history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-This was the Palos Heights FPD’s Engine 6413, a 1970’s American LaFrance.  Replaced by the 1996 Pierce Lance previously shown.  Sorry, no year or specs.  Enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa
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Peoria Fire Department news

Excerpts from 25newsnow.com:

It’s been 41 years since Peoria firefighter Vernon “Butch” Gudat died in the line of duty, but Friday, the department and his family members celebrated his legacy.

John Smith worked for the Peoria Fire Department for 29 years. After he retired, he picked up woodwork. His hobby of building tables started when Peoria Fire Chief Shawn Sollberger asked Smith to build a table for the new firehouse, Station 4.

Smith has finished several tables since then, the most recent being a dinner table for Fire Station 10 in honor of Gudat, where he was working when he responded to a fire in downtown Peoria on January 23, 1983. He died that morning in the line of duty.

Both of Gudat’s kids were at the reveal on Friday and say it’s amazing to see the fire department continuing to honor their dad 41 years later.

To this day, Vernon “Butch” Gudat is the last Peoria firefighter to die in the line of duty.

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Chicago Fire Department 2023 fire run totals

An additional spreadsheet showing complete Chicago Fire Department run totals for 2023

click HERE

thanks Dennis

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Chicago Fire Department 2023 EMS run totals

We received a spreadsheet with Chicago Fire Department 2023 run totals

  • Ambulance
  • ALS Engine
  • BLS Engine
  • ALS Truck
  • BLS Truck
  • all engines
  • all trucks
  • company totals

download it HERE

thanks Scott

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Momence Fire Protection District history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-This is the Greater Momence FPD’s Rescue 97, a 1989 GMC 7000/E-1.  Enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa
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Lemont Fire Protection District history

This from Larry Shapiro for #TBT

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1982 American LaFrance Century Series engine with 500 gallons of water and a 1,500-GPM pump. Larry Shapiro photo

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1983 American LaFrance Century Series 75? Water Chief Quint (1500/500). Larry Shapiro photo

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Steger Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-This was the Steger Fire Dept.’s #105, a 1960 FWD 0/0/50′.  Enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa
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Chicago Fire Department history

This from Andrew McCullough:

Here are a few more of my dad’s old slides. The descriptions on the slide tray are:
 
2-3: Truck 31
2-5: Squad 2’s rig at E5’s house (not sure why the rig says 6, taken in 1966)
2-6: Salvage #1 (281)  at E5’s house (taken in 1966. The Autocar squad is behind, and the gas truck is barely showing on the left of the frame)
2-8: My first rig as engineer on E5 – 1952 FWD (taken in 1966 in front of E5’s house).
2-31: Still alarm 700 W Jackson
2-32: Still alarm 700 W Jackson
2-33: Still alarm 700 W Jackson
2-35: Still alarm 700 W Jackson
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Andrew McCullough collection

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Andrew McCullough collection

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Andrew McCullough collection

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Andrew McCullough collection

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Andrew McCullough collection

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Andrew McCullough collection

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Andrew McCullough collection

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Andrew McCullough collection

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