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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

In the early 60’s the GFD kicked off Fire Prevention Week with a parade which included all apparatus. Pictured are the apparatus from Station 1. The twin 1954 Maxim engines, Maxim serial #’s 1913, 1914, and the 1959 Maxim/Magirus truck, serial #2166. The engines were numbered 1 & 13 and both ran from Station 1. Engine 1 & 13 covered everything east of Broadway while Engines 1 & 6 covered west of Broadway.

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Gary Fire Department history

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Chicago FD history

This from Steve Redick for #TBT:

This is a fun memory. Engine 25 and Snorkel 4 in front of the brand new fire academy in 1961. My dad can be seen in the basket, he’s the one on the right with the glasses. This was a postcard. I have seen it around over the years but I wonder how many were actually produced.

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vintage Chicago FD postcard

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Roberts Park FPD history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-Roberts Park Squad 304, a 1977 Mack/Marion 250/500.
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Roberts Park FPD history

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As seen around … Zion

This from Asher Heimermann:

Photos of apparatus I took last weekend in Zion. More photos: 

Zion FD Engine 18

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Zion FD Battalion 18

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Zion FD antique fire engine

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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

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

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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