Archive for category Historic fire apparatus

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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A request for information

This from Wayne Mutza:

I’m working on a book devoted to “Big Water” apparatus, to include high volume, high pressure rigs, tenders, hose wagons with monitors, etc. Can anyone ID this Cicero engine, especially year, make and GPM? The year 1967 is written on the back. Thank you. I hope you have seen my book covering the history of Milwaukee apparatus, by McFarland Publishing.
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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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Chicago Fire Department history (more)

This from Andrew McCullough:

This is a scan of one of my father’s slides. He was engineer on E5 at the time.  The engine is a 1969 Seagrave 1500 GPM.  It was close to new here, so this must be 1969-70. 
Location is E5’s quarters 324 S Desplaines St.  Photo by the late John McCullough.
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Matteson Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-This was the Matteson Fire Dept.’s Engine #4, a 1970’s ish Seagrave.  Sorry, no stats on this.  Please feel free to inform us if you know.  So, enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa
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Former NAS Glenview fire engine

From Jimmy Bolf

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