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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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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

Larry Shapiro photo

Sauk Village fire department history

Bill Friedrich photo

Sauk Village fire department history

Larry Shapiro photo

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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.
Mike Summa
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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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

This is the American LaFrance brochure for the first 900 Series rear-mount ladder that was  produced. It was purchased by the GFD at the FDIC in Memphis in 1968. It carried ALF Serial # 12-1-1132.

collection of wayne stuart

American LaFrance Ladder Chief brochure cover

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Vintage Chicago FD

This from Eric Haak:

For #TBT. I wanted to share these great color images taken in the Summer of 1963 of Truck 49 and Engine 126 outside of their quarters. No idea who the lucky young man is.

Vintage photo of Chicago FD H&L 49 circa 1950

photographer unknown

Vintage photo of Chicago FD Engine 126 circa 1950

photographer unknown

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Chicago FD history at O’Hare Airport

For #TBT from Steve Redick, some vintage photos of apparatus at O’Hare Airport

Chicago FD O'Hare Airport ARFF 655

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD O'Hare Airport ARFF 6511

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD O'Hare Airport ARFF 6511

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Squad 7A

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Squad 12 at O'Hare Airport

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Truck 3 at O'Hare Airport

Steve Redick photo

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Orland FPD history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT – With the 50th Anniversary of the Orland Fire Protection District this year, here is a glimpse of their pre-district days.  It is a tanker built on a 1940’s International chassis.  If anyone knows more information, please feel free to inform.

Mike Summa
1940's era fire engine from the Orland Park Volunteer Fire Department

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