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Chicago Heights fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-This is a Chicago Heights engine.  It is a 900 series American LaFrance and that is all I know about it.  If anyone out there knows more, please feel free to supply the answers.  Enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa
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Grant Park FPD history

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For #TBT -The Grant Park FPD’s Engine 115, a 2000 Alfco Eagle 1250-500.

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Tinley Park Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT- This was the Tinley Park Fire Dept.’s Truck 291, an Emergency One.  I do not know any specs on this truck.  So, please feel free to comment.  Thank you.
Mike Summa
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TINLEY PARK T291 – 1991 E-ONE Hurricane 95′ rear-mount platform aerial (sold to Lansing)

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Vintage fire trucks … Pierce mini-pumpers

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT – The 1970’s were popular for Dodge/Pierce mini-pumpers.  Here are three from the south suburbs:
Mokena FPD’s 1518, a 1975 Dodge/Pierce 300/250
Matteson FD’s #7, a 1975 Dodge/Pierce 300/300
Glenwood FD’s 401, a 1976 Dodge 4×4/Marion 400/250
Enjoy and comment
Mike Summa
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Waukegan Fire Department history

This from Dennis McGuire, Jr.:

Found this on Facebook: X-Waukegan, Illinois now sitting in a field in Pennsylvania. 

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found on Facebook

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found on Facebook

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and from our files:

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Chicago Ridge Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-This is the Chicago Ridge Fire Dept.’s Engine 6523, a 1996 HME 1871/Luverne 1500/500.  Enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa
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Berwyn Fire Department history

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos:

Here is a blast from the past. Some photos I have in my collection from the Berwyn FD. The old firehouse in the photos is the former Berwyn FD Station 2, which was located on the same property the current Station 2 sits on at 6615 W 16th Street.
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Berwyn Fire Department photo

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Berwyn Fire Department photo

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Berwyn Fire Department photo

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Berwyn Fire Department photo

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Berwyn Fire Department photo

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Berwyn Fire Department photo

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Posen Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT- The Posen Fire Dept.’s first aerial, Truck 2804.  A 1984 Pierce Arrow/LTI 100′ rear-mount X-Kansas City, Kansas.
Mike Summa
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Midlothian Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT- This was one of two 1986 Pierce Dash 1500/500 engines delivered and numbered 1 & 3.  Engine 3 shown here as delivered and again after a few years  with extended cab and re lettered with new graphics.
Mike Summa
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University Park Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT – This was the University Park Fire Dept.’s Engine 73, a 1980 Hendrickson/FMC 1500/500. This is a very old picture, the color does not show the yellow paint scheme very well.  The engine is also lettered Park Forest South before the name change.
Mike Summa
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From our files:

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University Park Fire Department history

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University Park Fire Department Hendrickson FMC engine

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University Park Fire Department history

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