Archive for category Historic fire apparatus

As seen around … Champaign

Photos from Steve Redick:

Kirsch antique fire engine

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Champaign FD Engine 151

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Champaign FD Engine 1513

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Orland Park Volunteer Fire Department history (more)

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT- Here is a picture of a Orland Park Vol. Fire Dept. tanker.  Looks to be built on a IHC chassis, with overhead ladders.  Photo courtesy Orland Park Historical Society.
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Orland Park Volunteer Fire Department

From the Orland Park Historical Society

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Blue Island Fire Department History

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-Blue Island Engine 3, a 1952 American LaFrance 1000/300. I took this picture at Station 2 on Division St. where it was assigned from when the station was built till 1973.
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Blue Island Fire Department history

Blue Island Engine 3 – 1952 American LaFrance 1000/300. Mike Summa photo

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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1927 Magirus 85′ aerial ladder. It carried Magirus serial # 28536. It ran as Truck Company 1 and Truck Company 8.

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1927 Magirus 85' aerial ladder.

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1927 Magirus 85′ aerial ladder. It carried Magirus serial # 28536. It ran as Truck Company 1 and Truck Company 8. collection of wayne stuart

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Northlake FPD history

This from Larry Shapiro for #TBT:

Northlake FPD, IL – Engine 807 – 1979 Ford C8000/Emergency One 1250/750 so #1134 (one of two twins)

Northlake FPD, IL - Engine 807 - 1979 Ford C8000/Emergency One 1250/750 so #1134

Northlake Engine 807. Larry Shapiro photo

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Bedford Park Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT- Bedford Park Engine 707, a 1960’s Seagrave.  Unknown specs.
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Bedford Park FD history

Bedford Park Engine 707, a 1960’s Seagrave.  Mike Summa photo

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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1973 Mack (CF685F10) pumper, serial# 1591. It had a 1000 GPM pump and a 300 Gallon tank. It ran as Engine Company 9 for many years.

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1973 Mack (CF685F10) pumper, serial# 1591

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1973 Mack (CF685F10) pumper, serial# 1591. It had a 1000 GPM pump and a 300 Gallon tank. It ran as Engine Company 9 for many years.
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Hazel Crest Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-Hazel Crest once utilized this 1967 Sutphen aerial tower.
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1967 Sutphen aerial tower ladder

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Annual Chicago Fire Engine Rally & Swap Meet

a few quick highlights from the 2018 Annual Chicago Fire Engine Rally & Swap Meet

antique Chicago FWD tractor-drawn aerial ladder truck

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antique Chicago FWD tractor-drawn aerial ladder truck

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antique Chicago FWD tractor-drawn aerial ladder truck

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Roberts Park FPD history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT- Squad 304, a 1970’s Mack MB, specs unknown.

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Roberts Park FPD history

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