Archive for category Historic fire apparatus

Homewood Acres Volunteer Fire Dept. history

This from Mike Summa:

Found this on the HAVFD facebook.  Caption reads photo taken in 1950.  I do not know what chassis this is built on, or what size of the pump.  But, I guess volunteers make due with what they can lay their hands on.  And this truck must have suited them for the time.
Enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa
Vintage fire truck from the Homewood Acres Volunteer Fire Department

Vintage fire truck from the Homewood Acres Volunteer Fire Department

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Glenview Fire Department history

This from Larry Shapiro:

With the ongoing discussion of classic Seagrave apparatus that served our area which Mike Summa started, here are photos of the early Seagrave units from Glenview. (#throwbackthursday)

Seagrave anniversary series fire engine

Classic Seagrave engine servicing the Glenview Fire Department. Larry Shapiro photo

Seagrave anniversary series fire engine

Classic Seagrave engine servicing the Glenview Fire Department. Larry Shapiro photo

Seagrave anniversary series ladder truck

Classic Seagrave aerial servicing the Glenview Fire Department. Larry Shapiro photo

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Midlothian Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

Found this neat picture on the Midlothian FD facebook page.  A great picture of their department from the 1960’s.  I do think the Ford sitting there is an old Chicago Fire Patrol truck from the 50’s.  Please comment and enjoy.
Midlothian Fire Department history

Midlothian Fire Department history

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Chicago Ridge Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

This was the Chicago Ridge’s E6523, a 1981 Chevy/Indiana Fire Apparatus 250/100 mini pumper.  Enjoy and please comment.
Mike Summa
Chicago Ridge FD history

Chicago Ridge FD E6523, a 1981 Chevy/Indiana Fire Apparatus 250/100 mini pumper. Mike Summa photo

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Wheaton Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

This is the Wheaton Fire Dept.’s E402.   A 1970’s Seagrave with unknown specs.  I do not know a thing about Wheaton, so feel free to fill in the blanks.  Picture is from a fire muster in Wheaton in the early 90’s.
Mike Summa
classic Seagrave P-Series fire engine

Wheaton FD Engine 402. Mike Summa photo

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Vintage fire engine for sale (more)

This from Dave Weaver:

The eBay auction for Engine 87 ends tonight at 9 PM.

1960 B-Model Mack fire engine, Chicago FD Engine 87 replica for sale

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Markham Fire Department history (more)

This from Larry Shapiro:

Following up on the post from Mike Summa showing a later version the Markahm FD Dodge/Seagrave squad, here’s an early photo of it as Squad 55 in the original yellow.

vintage photo of Markham Fire Department (IL) Squad 55 in the original color built by Seagrave on a Dodge chassis

Markham FD Squad 55. Larry Shapiro photo

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Markham Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

Here is more of the Markham Fire Department.  This is their 1970’s Dodge/Seagrave mini pumper.  Originally painted yellow, now black over red.  Photo taken at old station 1 on Kedzie Ave.
Enjoy and comments welcome.
Mike Summa
vintage Markham fire department squad

Mike Summa photo

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Markham Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

This is the Markham Fire Department’s Truck 55, a 1955 FWD/Geesink.  When yellow was mellow.
Thanks, Mike Summa
Markham Fire Department's Truck 55, a 1955 FWD/Geesink

Markham Fire Department’s Truck 55, a 1955 FWD/Geesink. Mike Summa photo

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Vintage fire engine for sale

 Chicago Fire Dept. 1960 Mack Fire Engine 87 – $16000 (Big Rock, IL)

Chicago Fire Department 1960 Mack B95 Fire Engine – Engine 87. This Mack B95 was featured in a Mack magazine ad. The rig actually served the Skokie FD, ordered under specifications from Chief Warren Redick, where it retired as Reserve Engine 5. It was restored as a replica of CFD Engine 87 by a group of Chicagoland firefighters who called themselves the Engine 87 Club. After leaving the hands of the club, a former fire chief took over its restoration, installing a new exhaust and completely upgrading its electrical system. It had its starter rebuilt and choke cable replaced and she now starts up and runs like a champ. The two front tires are good cosmetically but are showing signs of need for replacement. There is a 6″ seam separation on the edge of the driver’s seat. It needs a new headliner but looks OK without one. There’s about a 6″ section of paint chipped away from one of the automatic radiator louvers. Other than that, she and her engine and undercarriage are in great shape. I don’t know the tank size or rating the pump has. A pump mechanic who inspected it says it will pump but I have not pumped with it. This truck runs on gas, has turn signals, a hydraulic braking system with a massive booster, and a great power steering system. The emergency warning equipment including the Mars DX-40, 888 and Commander siren all work well. This rig has a rich history and deserves to be seen once again in parades and at fire musters. Temporary or permanent storage is available to the buyer.

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thanks Dennis and Dave

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