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Vintage fire truck photos

This from Ron Wolkoff for #TBT:

From my collection. Sorry I don’t have any further info.

vintage yellow Pierce Arrow fire trucks

Ron Wolkoff photos

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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

The Gary Fire Department operated two of these 1970 American LaFrance 900 series ladders. They had 100′ ladders and  200 gallon booster tanks. This one carried ALF serial # 2-1-2323 and was assigned to Truck Co. 2. These photos are pre and post rehab in 1982. It was rather unique because the cab roof was cut out to lower the overall height of the rig to accommodate the low door height of the apparatus bay. It was one of the few Gary apparatus that remained in it’s original assignment for the majority of its career.

wayne stuart photos

1970 American LaFrance 900 series 100' ladder with a  200-gallon booster tank. This one carried ALF serial # 2-1-2323.

1970 American LaFrance 900 series 100′ Ladder Chief with a  200-gallon booster tank. This one carried ALF serial # 2-1-2323. Wayne Stuart photo

1970 American LaFrance 900 series 100' Ladder Chief with a  200-gallon booster tank. This one carried ALF serial # 2-1-2323

1970 American LaFrance 900 series 100′ Ladder Chief with a  200-gallon booster tank. This one carried ALF serial # 2-1-2323. Wayne Stuart photo

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Munster Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT- This is Munster’s Engine 2223, a 1987 Mack MB/Boyer 1500/750.  Munster is a member of MABAS 24, and responds to fires across the border into Lansing and Calumet City.
Mike Summa
Munster FD Engine 2223, a 1987 Mack MB/Boyer 1500/750

Munster FD Engine 2223, a 1987 Mack MB/Boyer 1500/750. Mike Summa photo

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Chicago Fire Department history

This from Austin Lawler:

Hello, I came across another old photo of the CFD on vintage tribune’s Instagram page. This one was at Riccardo’s restaurant. 

Have a good day,
 
Austin 
vintagetribune Firemen carry John Hendricks of Engine Company No. 11 out of Riccardo's restaurant after he was overcome by gas and smoke on Nov. 29, 1940. A second fireman was also overcome in the blaze at the Rush Street cafe. #ChicagoFire #CFD #Riccardos #Ricks

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Firemen carry John Hendricks of Engine Company No. 11 out of Riccardo’s restaurant after he was overcome by gas and smoke on Nov. 29, 1940. A second fireman was also overcome in the blaze at the Rush Street cafe. #ChicagoFire #CFD #Riccardos #Ricks

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New dive rescue unit for Chicago

Production photos of a new truck being built for the CFD Scuba Team 687 at E-ONE so#142284

E-ONE so#142284 dive squad for the Chicago FD

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E-ONE so#142284 dive squad for the Chicago FD

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E-ONE so#142284 dive squad for the Chicago FD

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Chicago Fire Department history (more)

Photos taken by Warren Redick that were housed at Engine 53’s house in the Stockyards.

vintage Chicago FD IHC hi-pressure wagon

Warren Redick photo

vintage Chicago FD Mack L-Model pumper Engine 53

Warren Redick photo

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4-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-25-71

More from the acquired collection of CFD photos fromSteve Redick:

1971 – unknown location 4-11 on April 25, 1971 at 5001-5003 South King Drive, unknown photographer

massive building fire in Chicago in 1971

photographer unknown

massive building fire in Chicago in 1971

photographer unknown

thanks for the update Eric

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Palatine LODD Anniversary

Palatine FD Press Release

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Chicago Fire Department history

This from Eric Haak:

Old Chicago Fire Department Engine 53’s house in the stockyards was torn down Monday, 2-18-19.

Old Chicago Fire Department Engine 53's house in the stockyards was torn down Monday, 2-18-19.

Eric Haak photo

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Chicago Fire Department history, 1-10-82 (more)

This from Steve Redick:

This recording made by Jim Regan seems to pick up on the evening of January 10, 1982. Suburban mutual aid was called in as they were battling a conflagration on Junior Terrace. Art Benker is on the radio in the FAO and the chief was Joe Brichetto. Amazing how calm and matter of fact he was as he described how they were gonna lose another apartment building. You can also hear Louis Galante a few times as a second responding deputy chief. These recordings don’t do justice to the horrible cold and fire conditions members faced that day

more is HERE and HERE and HERE

 

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