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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1977 Mack CF685 model, Serial #CFA1852. It had a Thibault 100′ ladder and a 300 Gallon booster tank. It was originally built for Washington Township FD in Marion County Indiana, however the deal fell thru and the GFD purchased it. It was assigned to Truck Co.1, and later on to Truck Co.4. It served many years until the top fly of the ladder failed at an extra alarm fire.The FD shops removed the damaged top fly section and it ran for a few more years as a 75′ ladder.

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Gary Fire Department historic fire truck

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Phoenix Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-The Phoenix Fire Dept.’s E1706, a 1985 Kenworth/FMC 1000/750.
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FMC Omega pumper

Phoenix Engine 1706 – 1985 Kenworth/FMC Omega 1000/750.
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As seen around …

Found these photos on Facebook of a Pirsch sitting up in Northern Illinois somewhere. These photos are by Dalton Schulz
Pirsch fire engine

Photo by Dalton Schulz

Pirsch fire engine

Photo by Dalton Schulz

Pirsch fire engine

Photo by Dalton Schulz

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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1936 Ford hose wagon. It was designated as the HIGH PRESSURE UNIT and carried 1000 feet of 2 1/2″ hose plus it’s two mounted deck guns. It was quartered with Engine Company 3 and then with Engine & Truck Company 8.  It responded to all extra alarms in the city. It was in service into the early 60’s and was on occasion used as a spare apparatus.

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The Gary Fire Department operated this 1936 Ford hose wagon. It was designated as the HIGH PRESSURE UNIT and carried 1000 feet of 2 1/2" hose plus it's two mounted deck guns.

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1936 Ford hose wagon. It was designated as the HIGH PRESSURE UNIT and carried 1000 feet of 2 1/2″ hose plus it’s two mounted deck guns. It was quartered with Engine Company 3 and then with Engine & Truck Company 8.  It responded to all extra alarms in the city. It was in service into the early 60’s and was on occasion used as a spare apparatus.
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Crete Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

TBT-Crete Fire Dept.’s #702, a 1970’s IHC/Pierce ( unknown specs.)  I found this interesting because it was not built on a Dodge chassis.
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Crete FD vintage fire truck

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Vintage 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-12-71

More from Steve Redick:

3-11 Alarm fire April 12, 1971 at 934 Cuyler – photographer(s) unknown

3-11 Alarm fire April 12, 1971 at 934 Cuyler in Chicago

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3-11 Alarm fire April 12, 1971 at 934 Cuyler in Chicago

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3-11 Alarm fire April 12, 1971 at 934 Cuyler in Chicago

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3-11 Alarm fire April 12, 1971 at 934 Cuyler in Chicago

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3-11 Alarm fire April 12, 1971 at 934 Cuyler in Chicago

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3-11 Alarm fire April 12, 1971 at 934 Cuyler in Chicago

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3-11 Alarm fire April 12, 1971 at 934 Cuyler in Chicago

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3-11 Alarm fire April 12, 1971 at 934 Cuyler in Chicago

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3-11 Alarm fire April 12, 1971 at 934 Cuyler in Chicago

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3-11 Alarm fire April 12, 1971 at 934 Cuyler in Chicago

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3-11 Alarm fire April 12, 1971 at 934 Cuyler in Chicago

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Chicago Fire Department history

This fro Dan McInerney:

Chicago Fire Department
1554hrs: Special duty, : E50, 1559hrs: T18, E16, Bn18
Approx 51st Street
Norfolk Railroad Operations complex 3/2/97

This was a fire in a crane unit that moved intermodal containers around. E50 eventually needed to be supplied, so they used T18 (notice the outriggers ­čÖé ) to run a line.

I can’t for the life of me remember how we drove into the yard, but we beat E50 in. We had full access to the incident, and several NS yard employees watched. Now days if you tried this, they’d send a SWAT team after you.

intermodal yard crane fire

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intermodal yard crane fire

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intermodal yard crane fire

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Chicago FD Engine 50

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Chicago FD Engine 16

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Chicago FD Truck 18

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Orland Fire Protection District history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT here is Orland Truck 120, a 1975 ALF 0/0/ 100′ rearmount.  A few years later I took this picture after rehab.
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Orland FPD Truck 120 - 1975 American LaFrance Ladder Chief 100' rearmount

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Orland FPD vintage American LaFrance Ladder Chief rehab

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Chicago Fire Department history (more)

More from Dan McInerney:

On March 14, 1997, myself and a group of firebuffs from out of town visited Engine 91, Squad 2, and Battalion 7. Cortez Holland was the squad company officer that day, and couldn’t have been nicer. Shortly after our visit, he got promoted to BC. They pulled the rig around the to the parking lot and gave us rides in the Snorkel. We then took in a still on Fullerton with them and the 7th, which turned out to be nothing. Afterwards, we drove by E124’s house just as they were starting a drill with T38. We also showed them the T58 memorial park.

Chicago FD Battalion 10

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Chicago FD Engine 91

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Chicago FD Squad 2

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Chicago FD Squad 2

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Chicago FD Squad 2

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Chicago FD Squad 2

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Chicago FD Truck 38

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Chicago FD Truck 38

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Chicago FD Truck 38

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Chicago FD Truck 58

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Chicago FD memorial mural

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Chicago Fire Department history

This from Dan McInerney:

Chicago Fire Department – Engine 78 pushing out, 3/14/94

Seen taking a picture is Matthew Negedly, an Orlando FD district chief who passed away in November of 2016. We left here and took in a 2-11 alarm in Beverly

  

Chicago FD engine 78 circa 1974

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