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La Grange Park Fire Department history

1958 American LaFrance (700 Series) 85’ ladder
X-La Grange Park ladder truck. 1958-1990
Found these photos on Facebook, reported to be in White Haven, Pennsylvania
La Grange Park Fire Department history
La Grange Park Fire Department history
 
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Homer Township FPD history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT- Homer Twp. Tanker 817, a 1950’s IHC R/ ?.  Sorry, no specs.  Photo taken at the IHC plant in Melrose Park.
Mike Summa
Homer Township FPD history

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Chicago Fire Department history

This from Steve Redick:

December 1957 Fire Engineering – new CFD radio system

new Chicago FD radio system in 1957

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new Chicago FD radio system in 1957

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Chicago Fire Department history

This from Steve Redick:

I visited Engine 42’s old house and was shocked to see the new doors on the west side of the building and the refurbished wood on the front of the house. The inside shots look they are working on the original bay doors. Looks to me like it is gonna be a restaurant or bar, anyone know?
interior of old Chicago firehouse

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Chicago FD former firehouse of Engine 42

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD former firehouse of Engine 42

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD former firehouse of Engine 42

Steve Redick photo

new doors on old fire station

Steve Redick photo

interior of old Chicago firehouse

Steve Redick photo

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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1962 Maxim “S” model pumper. It carried Maxim serial # 2308. It had a 1000-GPM pump and a 300-gallon tank. The engine companies of the era also carried a 35′ three-section ladder along with the standard 24′ and 14′ ladders. This apparatus was assigned to Engine Company 6.
 
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1962 Maxim "S" model pumper. It carried Maxim serial # 2308

Wayne Stuart collection

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Cicero Fire Department history – part 2

More Cicero Fire Department history from the files of Joseph Salerno:

Here are a few more. We grew up in the houses. Picture is of me at 6 months (1970) on the hook and ladder. Good memories ! The newspaper clipping of the smashed truck was the truck that my grandfather got thrown off of after getting hit on the way to a call- I think it was a Seagrave.
Cicero FD history

from the collection of Joseph Salerno

Cicero FD history

from the collection of Joseph Salerno

Cicero FD history

from the collection of Joseph Salerno

Cicero FD history

from the collection of Joseph Salerno

Cicero FD history

from the collection of Joseph Salerno

Cicero FD history

from the collection of Joseph Salerno

Cicero FD history

from the collection of Joseph Salerno

Cicero FD history

from the collection of Joseph Salerno

Cicero FD history

from the collection of Joseph Salerno

Cicero FD history

from the collection of Joseph Salerno

Cicero FD history

from the collection of Joseph Salerno

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New home for Lake Forest tower ladder

This from Ron Wolkoff:

Found on Facebook Illinois fire apparatus – Lake forest old tower

former Lake Forest FD tower ladder

Found on Facebook Illinois fire apparatus

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Harvey Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-  Harvey District 3, now MABAS 24 utilized this former Chevy school bus as a canteen unit. Photo taken in the early 1980’s after a parade.  Enjoy.
Mike Summa
Harvey Fire Department history

Mike Summa photo

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Chicago Fire Department history

This from Austin Lawler:
I found another interesting CFD photo on the Vintage Tribune Instagram page
 
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Austin 
Chicago FD Battalion Chief James Furlong

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Battalion Chief James Furlong demonstrates how to hook up a pressure line to a fire hydrant in Chicago in 1947. #CFD #ChicagoFire

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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

The Gary Fire Department operated two 1942 American La France type 600 Series pumpers. This one was assigned originally to Engine Company 3 and in 1959 to Engine Company 9 upon opening of Station 9. It was replaced by a 1964 Maxim. It carried ALF Serial # L-1675. It had a 750-GPM pump and a 100-gallon water tank.
 
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Gary Fire Department history Engine 9

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