Archive for category Historic fire apparatus

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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Maxim Fire Apparatus history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-A real orphan fire apparatus in the Chicago area is the Maxim.  Not many were purchased.  Enjoy.
Mike Summa
vintage Maxim fire truck brochure

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vintage Maxim fire truck brochure

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vintage Maxim fire truck brochure

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Lyons Fire Department history

This from Danny Nelms:

Needs more info…

Steve loftin collection 
 
From steve
 
“Darley had a few rigs on order using the 1871W cab and chassis when Hendrickson sold that product line to Kovatch Mobile Equipment.  Therefore, a handful were delivered with KME nomenclature.  
 
While I know of at least three of these, there were probably no more than a handful were delivered. 
 
Lyons, IL – Engine 311 198_  KME/Darley _?/_? – Diesel/_?
Lyons FIre Department history

WS Darley Company delivery photos of Lyons FD Engine 311 – click to download

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Peotone Fire District history

This from Andy Russell:

I was sent this today from Chief Bill Schreiber in Peotone. This was our 1976 GMC/E-One midi pumper/squad.

vintage E-ONE fire truck

Peotone FPD 1976 GMC/E-One midi pumper/squad

Peotone FPD 1976 GMC/E-One midi pumper/squad

Larry Shapiro photo

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Fire service history … Emergency One

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-In the 1970s an upstart company decided to enter the fire apparatus field and challenge the establishment.  Here are some examples of their early apparatus.
Mike Summa
early Emergency One fire truck brochure

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early Emergency One fire truck brochure

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early Emergency One fire truck brochure

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early Emergency One fire truck brochure

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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

The Gary FD operated this 1950 American LaFrance 700 series pumper. It had a 1000-GPM pump and a 300-gallon booster tank.

Gary Fire Department history

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. It was originally assigned to Truck Company 5 in Glen Park and later to Engine Company 11 in Miller.

wayne stuart collection

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Mack Fire Truck History

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For #TBT-Mack Fire Trucks were a big part of the fire service.  Here are some samples from the 1970s.
Mike Summa
classic Mack fire truck brochure

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classic Mack fire truck brochure

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classic Mack fire truck brochure

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classic Mack fire truck brochure

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classic Mack fire truck brochure

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Fire service history … Peter Pirsch & Sons (more)

This for #TBT from Mike Summa:

For TBT – Part 2, Pirsch aerials, I am sure everyone has a story about Pirsch aerials.  Enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa
classic Pirsch fire truck aerial literature

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classic Pirsch fire truck aerial literature

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classic Pirsch fire truck aerial literature

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