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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1947 American LaFrance Series 700 pumper with a 1,250-GPM pump and a 150-gallon tank. It carried ALF serial #9063. It was assigned to Engine Company 2 and  Engine Company 5.

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Gary Fire Department history

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1947 American LaFrance Series 700 pumper with a 1,250-GPM pump and a 150-gallon tank. It carried ALF serial #9063. It was assigned to Engine Company 2 and  Engine Company 5.
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Lake County Indiana Snorkel History (more)

This from Wayne Stuart as a followup to Lake County Indiana Snorkel History

Mabas 21 , here is a shot of the Michigan City Snorkel. Enjoy

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Vintage Maxim/Pierce/85' Snorkel from Michigan City IN

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Hazel Crest Fire Department history

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For TBT- Hazel Crest’s 1981 IHC CO-1910/Welch 500/400 Squad.  Repainted white over red at a later date.
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Hazel Crest Fire Department history

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Lake County Indiana Snorkel History

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

Lake County Indiana fire departments had many Snorkels in service over the years. Gary had two in service but not at the same time, with the ALF coming from South Holland. The Griffith rig came from New Albany, Indiana, The Mattoon ALF also served in St. John and Shelby Indiana. Hammond ran two Snorkel companies at the same time, Snorkel 1, and Snorkel 2. Munster is located in Lake County but is in Mabas Div 24. The Crown Point rig came from Snohomish County, Washington who purchased it as a demo.

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Maxim 85' Snorkel

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Maxim Pierce 85' Snorkel

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Crown 65' Snorkel

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American France Aero Chief Snorkel

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Maxim Pierce 85' Snorkel

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Maxim Pierce 85' Snorkel

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Mack CF 85' Snorkel

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American France Aero Chief 90 Snorkel

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American France Aero Chief Snorkel

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Mack CF 55' Snorkel

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Peotone Fire Protection District history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-This is the Peotone FPD’s Squad 2726, a 1970’s Mack MB/unknown body.
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vintage Mack MB fire truck

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MABAS Division 27 Snorkel history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

Mabas Division 27 departments operated a few Snorkels over the years. The South Chicago Heights rig is the X- Louisville Kentucky Truck Co.2.

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classic Chicago Heights FD 85' Snorkel

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75' Snorkel fire truck

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Ward LaFrance H-Ranger Snorkel

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vintage 85' Snorkel from Matteson IL

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classic FWD 55' Snorkel from the Steger FD

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Western Springs 125th anniversary parade

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fire department honor guard

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Western Springs Firefighters in parade

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vintage Western Springs FD ambulance

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vintage Western Springs FD ambulance

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vintage Western Springs FD fire engine

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vintage Broidgeview FD hose cart

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Clarendon Hills FD rescue squad

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Pleasantview FPD Air Rehab unit

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Western Springs FD Engine  1311

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Lyons FD Engine 1311

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Darien Woodridge FPD Engine 90

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McCook FD Engine 1416

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Hinsdale FD Engine 85

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Western Springs FD Truck 1719

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La Grange Park FD Quint 1219

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Pleasantview FPD Truck 151

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MABAS Division 24 history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT- At one time the Third District, now MABAS 24 housed their Haz Mat truck at Oak Forest Station 2. # 9901, a 1970’s Ford F series pulling a trailer of unknown origin.  The Ford looks to be a retired Northern Illinois Gas truck.  If anyone knows differently please feel free to add your opinion.
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Division 24 Third District Haz Mat Unit,

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Division 24 Third District Haz Mat Unit,

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Oak Forest and Midlothian Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT- Two fire departments side by side who have/had the same type of equipment.  Oak Forest Engine 94, a 1971 FWD/Pierce 1250/500 w/54′ Squrt.  Midlothian Engine 2, a 1973 Seagrave 1250/300 w/ 54′ Squrt.  The Oak Forest engine is gone, but Midlothian had Pierce rehab their unit in 1994 with a Pierce Arrow cab and upgrade its engine into 1500/500.  Are there any more Squrts out there?
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vintage Seagrave 54' Squrt

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Seagrave 54' Squrt

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Pierce Arrow  54' Squrt

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54' Squrt flowing water

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Morton Grove Fire Department history

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classic Peter Pirsch fire engines

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