Archive for category Historic fire apparatus

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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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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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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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

Wayne Stuart collection

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Pierce Manufacturing history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT.  The Pierce Suburban on the Ford C chassis was popular in our area.  Enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa
Pierce Suburban 1000

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Pierce Suburban 1000

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Pierce Suburban 1000

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Pierce Suburban 1000

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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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American LaFrance Fire Apparatus history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-The company that changed the American fire service. For years the most recognized fire apparatus.  Its demise will be debated for years.  Here are some samples from a late 1970’s catalog.  Enjoy.
Mike Summa
American LaFrance fire truck brochure

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American LaFrance fire truck brochure

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American LaFrance fire truck brochure

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American LaFrance fire truck brochure

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American LaFrance fire truck brochure

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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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