Archive for category Historic fire apparatus

Flossmoor Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-This is the Flossmoor Fire Dept.’s Engine 1340, a 1982 Ford L/Pirsch 1250/400.
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vintage Pirsch fire engine

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Of interest … Seven Tillers in a parade

This from Drew Smith:

Seven Tillers in a parade

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Thornton Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT- The Thornton Fire Dept. once utilized this Ford C/Pierce as Truck 74, then Truck 747.  I have no specs on the truck so anyone out there please feel free to inform us.
Thank you, Mike Summa
Vintage photo of a Ford C/Pierce Tele-Squrt

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Sauk Village Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT- Here is Sauk Village’s Snorkel #507, a 1980 Hendrikson/3-D 1250/0/65′.
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65' Snorkel

Sauk Village’s Snorkel #507, a 1980 Hendrikson/3-D 1250/0/65′.
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and from our archives:

Sauk Village fire department history

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Sauk Village fire department history

Bill Friedrich photo

Sauk Village fire department history

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Homewood Fire Department history (more)

This from Wayne Stuart in addition to Homewood Fire Department history

1961 FWD/Pierce 1000-0-65' Pittman Snorkel

Wayne Stuart collection

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Homewood Fire Department history

This fro Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-This is the Homewood Fire Dept.’s 1961 FWD/Pierce 1000-0-65′ Snorkel.
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1961 FWD/Pierce 1000-0-65' Pittman Snorkel

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Clark Oil Refinery historic apparatus photo

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-The Clark Oil Refinery in Blue Island once utilized this 1960’s GMC/?, I am guessing National Foam with unknown specs. Please feel free to add any information. (photo courtesy BI Historical)
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vintage Clark Oil Refinery fire truck

photo courtesy Blue Island Historical

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Morton Grove Fire Department history

This from Larry Shapiro for #TBT:

For #TBT, here are some shots of vintage Morton Grove fire apparatus as I was going up on the north shore. I was unable to get my hands on the specs when I submitted these.

vintage conventional Pirsch fire engine

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vintage Morton Grove FD Ford squad truck

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vintage custom Pirsch fire engine

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custom Pirsch 85' mid-mount quint

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vintage Hendrickson 1871C/E-ONE fire engine

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Hendrickson 1871S chassis fire engine from E-ONE

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Frankfort FPD history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT- Here is Frankfort Tanker 717, a Ford L of unknown age, make and size.  The second photo is Tanker 727, a 1992 IHC/Monroe.  Please feel free to add information concerning these two.
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Frankfort FPD Tanker 717

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Frankfort FPD Tanker 727

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Wilmette Fire Department open house

The Wilmette FD had an open house Saturday morning (5/18/19). This included several antique apparatus and an opportunity to showcase new Engine 27 for residents followed by ceremoniously pushing it into the station.

Engine 27 is a 2019 Pierce Dash CF PUC so 32569. It has a 1500-GPM pump, 750 gallons of water, and a foam cell which has either a 20 or 30-gallon capacity. This engine was outfitted with a 35-foot ground ladder and will run as Engine 26 if the tower ladder is out of service. It will go into service at Station 27, and the 2017 2013 E-ONE engine will become a reserve piece.

Wilmette FD Fire Chief Ben Wozney

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Wilmette FD Engine 27 2019 Pierce Dash CF PUC

; Wilmette FD Engine 27; Pierce Dash CF PUC

active and retired firefighters push new fire engine into the station

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active and retired firefighters pose with new fire engine

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Wilmette sold the reserve tower ladder and has an engine currently for sale.

 

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