Archive for category Historic fire apparatus

Melrose Park Fire Department history

for #throwbackthursday – classic apparatus and ambulance photos from the Melrose Park Fire Department

Melrose Park FD vintage Cadillac ambulance

Larry Shapiro photo

 

Melrose Park FD vintage ambulance

Larry Shapiro photo

Vintage Melrose Park Ford C-Series fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

Melrose Park FD classic Mack CF fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

Melrose Park FD 3-boom Seagrave Snorkel

Larry Shapiro photo

Melrose Park FD Grumman AerialCat tower ladder

Larry Shapiro photo

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New Lenox FPD history

This from Mike Summa:

This was New Lenox E1621, a 1984 Spartan/Pirsch 1500/1000.  Enjoy and comment
Mike Summa
New Lenox FPD history

New Lenox E1621, a 1984 Spartan/Pirsch 1500/1000. Mike Summa photo

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Elmhurst Fire Department history

This from Brian Murphy:

“This picture shows what a 10 year-old can do with an Instamatic Camera at a parade on a cloudy day.  Ok, not that much, but the subject is Elmhurst’s 1974 Pierce-Hendrickson 1500 GPM Engine 1, with old Truck 1 (1955 Seagrave 85′ mid-mount) right behind.  Taken during the 1975 Elmhurst Memorial Day Parade in downtown Elmhurst on York Street. Dimples in picture courtesy of thumbtacks from bedroom bulletin board. Memorial Day is coming up soon- perhaps there’s some 10 year-olds out there ready to provide some future historic photos for this site.  Enjoy!”
 
Brian Murphy
Elmhurst FD Engine 1 1974 Pierce

Brian Murphy photo

 

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Evergreen Park Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

This is the Evergreen Park Truck 32, a 1956 Pirsch 750/250 65′ midmount aerial truck.  Please enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa
1956 Pirsch 750/250 65' mid-mount quint.

Mike Summa photo

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Historic fire in Waukegan, 3-18-75

This from Brian Murphy:

This story from the March 18, 1975 edition of the Waukegan News-Sun involves multiple fires occurring in an apartment complex which was located across the street from the old downtown central Waukegan Fire Station. The cause of the fire was a failure of a component in the building’s gas distribution service, which resulted in multiple fires breaking out simultaneously throughout the building.  Rescues were made by Waukegan’s Hi-Ranger Snorkel and their mid-50’s-vintage Seagrave tillered, 85′,  3-section aerial ladder truck. Photos were taken by News-Sun photographer Don Martin. I would imagine the guys who responded are all long-since retired!  Enjoy!
 
Brian Murphy
from the March 18, 1975 edition of the Waukegan News-Sun

from the March 18, 1975 edition of the Waukegan News-Sun

from the March 18, 1975 edition of the Waukegan News-Sun

from the March 18, 1975 edition of the Waukegan News-Sun

from the March 18, 1975 edition of the Waukegan News-Sun

from the March 18, 1975 edition of the Waukegan News-Sun

from the March 18, 1975 edition of the Waukegan News-Sun

from the March 18, 1975 edition of the Waukegan News-Sun

from the March 18, 1975 edition of the Waukegan News-Sun

from the March 18, 1975 edition of the Waukegan News-Sun

 from the March 18, 1975 edition of the Waukegan News-Sun

from the March 18, 1975 edition of the Waukegan News-Sun

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Calumet City Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart:

The Calumet City Fire Department operated this 1969 Mack / Pierce Snorkel, it ran as Truck 307 replacing the 1937 ALF quad. It was in service until well into the the 90’s. It had a 75′ Snorkel with a 1000 GPM pump. It was quartered  at the public works garage until 1972 when Station 2 was opened.

Wayne Stuart Photo

The Calumet City Fire Department operated this 1969 Mack / Pierce Snorkel, it ran as Truck 307 replacing the 1937 ALF quad. It was in service until well into the the 90's. It had a 75' Snorkel with a 1000 GPM pump

Wayne Stuart Photo

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Olympia Gardens Vol. Fire Dept. History

This from Mike Summa:

This was the Olympia Gardens Mack engine.  I do not know specs, but I think it could be X South Chicago Hts. This department was near Western Ave. and Joe Orr Road near Chicago Heights and went out of business in the 90’s.

vintage L-Model Mack pumper

Mike Summa photo

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Evanston Fire Department history

for #throwbackthursday – classic apparatus and ambulance photos from the Evanston Fire Department

vintage Evanston FD ambulance

Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Evanston FD ambulance

Perhaps Evanston’s first modular ambulance. Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Evanston FD ambulance

Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Evanston FD fire engine

Evanston Engine 21. Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Evanston FD fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Evanston FD fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Evanston FD fire engine

Jeff Rudolph photo

vintage Evanston FD fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Evanston FD Seagrave ladder truck

Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Pirsch tractor-drawn ladder truck in Evanston IL

Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Evanston FD Squad 21

Larry Shapiro photo

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Broadview Fire Department history

This from Larry Shapiro:

Former Broadview Quint 214, an  American LaFrance Century Series Water Chief Quint

American LaFrance Water Chief Quint

Broadview FD American LaFrance Century series Water Chief Quint. Larry Shapiro photo

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Glencoe Public Safety Department history

This from Larry Shapiro:

While digging through some old images, I came across these three shots spanning thirty years or more of Glencoe engines at fire scenes.

American LaFrance 900 Series engine on scene

Glencoe Engine 87, a 900 Series American LaFrance at a fire scene with Winnetka’s mid-ship American LaFrance aerial. Larry Shapiro photo

Glencoe Fire Department Public Safety Department fire engine at work

Glencoe Engine 30, a Pierce Saber on scene. Larry Shapiro photo

Glencoe Fire Department Engine 30 at a fire scene

Glencoe Engine 30, a Pierce Saber using a deck gun at a fire in 2013. Larry Shapiro photo

Glencoe FD engine 30 E-ONE Typhoon

Glencoe FD Engine 30, an E-ONE Typhoon at a fire scene in 2016. Larry Shapiro photo

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