Archive for category Fire Department History

New home for Tri-State FPD tower ladder (more)

From Indianafiretrucks.com:

Tower 14 – 1993 Duplex/1994 LTI ST2000 100ft aerial – 1500gpm/300gal
This apparatus was purchased in late 2017 from Needmore PA, where it served from 2010-2017. It originally served the Tri-State Fire Protection District of Darien, IL.

former Tri-State FPD fire truck

Frank Wegloski photo

former Tri-State FPD fire truck

Frank Wegloski photo

thanks Keith

 

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Chicago Fire Department history

 From Austin Lawler for #TBT found at vintagetribune on Instagram

I came across another gem from the Vintage Tribune’s Instagram page. Hope everyone enjoys. 

vintage photo of early Chicago FD ambulance providers

Photo by Luigi Mendicino

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Vintage 5-11 Alarm fire in Chicago

Newspaper clips from Steve Redick of a 5-11 Alarm fire at 2639 W. Grand Avenue

historic fire in Chicago

click to download

historic fire in Chicago

click to download

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American LaFrance Fire Apparatus history (more)

This from Larry Shapiro:

Referring back to yesterday’s American LaFrance history, this is an example of an American LaFrance Pioneer series engine from Lake Forest. The Glenbrook Rural Fire Protection District who became the Glenbrook Fire Protection District had three Pioneer engines.

American LaFrance Pioneer Series fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

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Chicago Fire Department history

This from Steve Redick:

If this ain’t a cool picture then I dunno what is. Photo by George Brown
vintage Chicago fire engine

George Brown photo

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New home for Orland FPD ladder (more)

This from Danny Nelms:

MIDDLE RIVER, MD Truck 741

former Orland FPD ladder truck

Ted Heinbuch III photo

 

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Lyons Fire Department history

This from Danny Nelms:

Needs more info…

Steve loftin collection 
 
From steve
 
“Darley had a few rigs on order using the 1871W cab and chassis when Hendrickson sold that product line to Kovatch Mobile Equipment.  Therefore, a handful were delivered with KME nomenclature.  
 
While I know of at least three of these, there were probably no more than a handful were delivered. 
 
Lyons, IL – Engine 311 198_  KME/Darley _?/_? – Diesel/_?
Lyons FIre Department history

WS Darley Company delivery photos of Lyons FD Engine 311 – click to download

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Vintage Chicago Fire Department 4-11 audio recording 8-11-83

4-11 Alarm fire at 1441 S Wabash

This from Steve Redick:

I have opened my audio archive to share the radio traffic from this job. One of the FAO voices to recognize was Phil McMahon, many old timers will remember him. Dick Hyland answered the 911 call and gave out the still. On the field side many will recognize Louis Galante as the responding deputy in his days prior to being fire commissioner. Ed Altman was 221 that day.

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New home for Mundelein tower ladder

This from Danny Nelms:

Versailles, KY Fire Dept. Truck 1 – 2005 Pierce Dash  2000/300/100′ x-Mundelein, IL
Photo by me on 12 21 19
former Mundelein FD fire truck

Danny Nelms photo

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Rolling Meadows Fire Department news (more)

Rolling Meadows FD Station 15

Rolling Meadows FD photo

Excerpts from the journal-topics.com:

Rolling Meadows firefighters on Tuesday spent their last day at Fire Station 15 on Meadow Drive before moving into their new station at 3201 Algonquin Rd. Wednesday (Dec. 18).

“This station was built in the early to mid ‘50s and has served the community since then, about 65 years,” said a Facebook post from the Rolling Meadows Fire Dept. “Tens of thousands of emergency calls have had equipment respond from this firehouse. We wish her well, but can’t be certain of her future.”

The city council approved plans to build two new fire stations for $13 million last September after years of discussion. In addition to the $5.8 million Fire Station 15, Fire Station 16 is expected to be relocated from Plum Grove Road to a new building on Hicks Road.

According to Fire Chief Terry Valentino, moving to the new locations will allow firefighters to reach residents anywhere in the city within four to six minutes. He said service was not expected to be interrupted due to the move, and that Palatine and Schaumburg fire departments agreed to cover any calls during the switch.

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