Archive for category Historic fire apparatus

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 (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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Wilmington Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT- This is the Wilmington Fire Dept.’s E2611, a Hendrikson/Pirsch from the 1980’s. I am sorry I have no specs on this engine.  If anyone knows more about this, please feel free to share.
Mike Summa
Hendrickson Pierce fire engine

Mike Summa photo

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Mount Prospect Fire Department history

This from Larry Shapiro for #TBT:

here are some vintage Mount Prospect fire trucks when the were white over yellow for #TBT

vintage American LaFrance fire engine

Mount Prospect FD Engine 515. Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Ford/WS Darley fire engine

Mount Prospect FD rngine. Larry Shapiro photo

American LaFrance Century Series fire engine

Mount Prospect FD Engine 516. Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Hendrickson Pierce fire engine

Mount Prospect FD Engine 518 – 1795 Hendrickson 1871S/Pierce. Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Hendrickson Pierce fire engine

Mount Prospect FD Engine 517. Larry Shapiro photo

vintage fire department squad truck

Mount Prospect FD Squad 543. Larry Shapiro photo

vintage American LaFrance mid-mount ladder chief fire truck

Mount Prospect FD Truck 531. Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Duplex/FMC/LTI mid-mount aerial ladder truck

Mount Prospect FD Truck 530. Larry Shapiro photo

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Chicago Fire Department history

Chicago FD Engine 95 - 1967 Ford/Ward LaFrance

Chicago FD Engine 95 – 1967 Ford/Ward LaFrance. photographer unknown

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Vintage 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 12-6-01

This from Larry Shapiro for #TBT:

Here are several shots from a 3-11 Alarm fire and EMS Plan 1 at 4344 N Winchester that occurred on 12/6/01. Featured are older apparatus, many of which were new at the time and are now gone or in reserve status. One shot features all three LTI tower ladders in near mint condition. Squad 2 and Tower 5 were less than a year old at the time.

Chicago FD tower ladders staged at fire scene

Larry Shapiro photo

3-11 Alarm fire at 4344 N Winchester 12/6/01

Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago FD Squad 2 -02000 HME/Central States

Larry Shapiro photo

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

Larry Shapiro photo

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Gary Fire Department history

From Wayne Stuart for #tbt

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1970 American LaFrance 900 Series pumper Serial #2-1-2321. It was originally assigned to Engine Co. 4. It was rehabbed in 1982 and a  1000 Series cab was installed.The roof was also painted Navy blue. It was then assigned to Engine Co.1 for the rest of it’s career.

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1970 American LaFrance 900 Series pumper Serial #2-1-2321

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1970 American LaFrance 900 Series pumper Serial #2-1-2321. It was originally assigned to Engine Co. 4. It was rehabbed in 1982 and a 1000 Series cab was installed.The roof was also painted Navy blue. It was then assigned to Engine Co.1 for the rest of it’s career. wayne stuart photo

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Markham Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-The Markham Fire Dept.’s Engine 1531, a 900 series American LaFrance with unknown specs. Photo taken in front of then station 1 off Kedzie Ave.
Mike Summa
Markham FD Engine 1531 - 900 Series American LaFrance pumper

Mike Summa photo

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North Palos FPD history

This from Mike Summa:

Fort TBT-Here is a newspaper article about the new North Palos Squad 6605.  Built on a Spartan Gladiator chassis for $130,000.000. The second photo is from an Alsip parade.  I am sorry I do not know the manufacturer.  If anyone knows, please submit. Mike Summa
Note from Chicagoareafire.com – the body was built by Frontline.
 
North Palos FPD Squad 805 - Spartan Gladiator/Frontline

Mike Summa photo

North Palos FPD Squad 6605

click the newspaper article for a larger copy

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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1977 Mack CF685 model, Serial #CFA1852. It had a Thibault 100′ ladder and a 300 Gallon booster tank. It was originally built for Washington Township FD in Marion County Indiana, however the deal fell thru and the GFD purchased it. It was assigned to Truck Co.1, and later on to Truck Co.4. It served many years until the top fly of the ladder failed at an extra alarm fire.The FD shops removed the damaged top fly section and it ran for a few more years as a 75′ ladder.

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Gary Fire Department historic fire truck

Wayne Stuart photo

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