Archive for category Historic fire apparatus

Calumet City Fire Department history

This from Jeff Rudolph:

Greeting from sunny, warm Florida. In my travels around I located the remains of an old Calumet City, IL American LaFrance engine on some property near Ruskin, FL. Engine 304 has clearly seen better days. Yes there are 2 trees growing up through it. The owner of the property was from East Troy, WI, and moved several vehicles down here years ago.

The photo of 304 as it used to look is a Bill Friedrich photo.  

Jeff Rudolph

vintage Calumet City fire engine rusting in a field

Jeff Rudolph photo

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Homewood Fire Department history

From Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-The Homewood Fire Dept. once utilized this 1989 PemFab/3D as Squad 546.
vintage Homewood FD rescue squad

Mike Summa photo

and from our archives:

#larryshapiro; #Homewoodfd; #FireTruck; #Pemfab; #chicagoareafire.com

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#larryshapiro; #Homewoodfd; #FireTruck; #Pemfab; #chicagoareafire.com

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Justice Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

The former Justice Fire Dept.’s Truck 557, a 1990 Duplex/ Olympian /LTI 1500/500/75′.  Enjoy and Merry Christmas.
Mike Summa
Justice FD history

Mike Summa photo

From our archives

#larryshapiro; #firetruck; #LTI; #shapirophotogrpahy.net; #chicagoareafire.com

Larry Shapiro photo

Justice FD history

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Burbank Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-The Burbank Fire Dept.’s Engine 208, a 1959 Mack B95 750/750.
 
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Burbank Fire Dept.'s Engine 208, a 1959 Mack B95 750/750

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Steger Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT- Steger Fire Dept.’s Squad 103, a 1983 Ford F/Gerstenslager.  A re chassis from a 1966 Ford C.
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vintage Steger fire truck

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Palos Fire Protection District history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-Palos FPD’s Tanker 6306, a 1983 GMC Top Kick/4 Guys 500/1800.

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4 Guys water tender

Mike Summa photo

and another photo from our files

vintage Palos FPD fire truck

Karl Klotz photo

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Crestwood Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT- Crestwood Engine 2, later 2313, a 1966 Seagrave 1000/600.
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Crestwood FD Engine 2 - 1966 Seagrave fire engine

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And from our files:

1966 Seagrave fire engine

CRESTWOOD FD E2313 1966 SEAGRAVE 1000-500. Karl Klotz photo

1966 Seagrave fire engine

Bill Friedrich photo

1966 Seagrave fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

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Oak Lawn Fire Department history (more)

More Oak Lawn Fire Department history from Keith Grzadziel:

Originally delivered and designed as Engine 5, this 1944 Seagrave engine was reassigned as Engine 24. 
vintage Seagrave  fire truck in Oak Lawn IL

vintage Seagrave  fire truck in Oak Lawn IL

vintage Seagrave  fire truck in Oak Lawn IL

vintage Ward LaFrance fire truck in Oak Lawn IL

vintage Ward LaFrance fire truck in Oak Lawn IL

vintage Ward LaFrance fire truck in Oak Lawn IL

vintage fire truck in Oak Lawn IL

vintage fire truck in Oak Lawn IL

vintage fire truck in Oak Lawn IL

vintage fire truck in Oak Lawn IL

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Former Peotone FPD squad for sale (more)

More from Danny Nelms on the Former Peotone FPD squad for sale:

The post that was shared about it for sale came up in the Society for the Preservation and Appreciation of Antique Motor Fire Apparatus of America (SPAAMFAA) detailing the history of that vehicle:

Original to Ardmore PA;
 
ALF 700 tda Huber Heights, OH. 1984 Pierce Arrow retractor/refurb, Job # F1271.
 1995, the tractor was refurbed into the above with an Ideal Beverage body & refurbed again in 2000 by RPI and sold to Peotone, IL.
 
Before the current owner it was used by a company that went out of business called Qualified Spill Response. These guys must have scooped it up when Qualified went under.
 
2 apron shots posted by Joel D. Bain
 
Tiller action shot and side profile from Garrett Buttelwerth
 
Last photo on alf 700 from William Schreiber collection 
 
All photos from Huber heights OH time of service.
ALF 700 tda Huber Heights, OH
 
ALF 700 tda Huber Heights, OH
 
ALF 700 tda Huber Heights, OH with 1984 Pierce Arrow retractor/refurb, Job # F1271
 
ALF 700 tda Huber Heights, OH with 1984 Pierce Arrow retractor/refurb, Job # F1271
 
1984 Pierce Arrow chassis was  refurbed in 1995 into the above with an Ideal Beverage body & refurbed again in 2000 by RPI and sold to Peotone, IL.

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Oak Lawn Fire Department history (more)

For #TBT from Larry Shapiro:

After reading Matt’s response to the Oak Lawn Fire Department history post, I wanted to add a few images of the trucks he mentioned

mack CF fire engine in Oak Lawn IL

Larry Shapiro photo

Vintage Oshkosh - American fire engine in Oak Lawn, IL

Larry Shapiro photo

Mack CF fire engine in Oak Lawn IL

Larry Shapiro photo

Seagrave Anniversaries mid-mount ladder truck

Larry Shapiro photo

Vintage Oshkosh - American - LTI tower ladder in Oak Lawn, IL

Larry Shapiro photo

Pierce Lance heavy rescue squad

Larry Shapiro photo

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