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American LaFrance Fire Apparatus history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-The company that changed the American fire service. For years the most recognized fire apparatus.  Its demise will be debated for years.  Here are some samples from a late 1970’s catalog.  Enjoy.
Mike Summa
American LaFrance fire truck brochure

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American LaFrance fire truck brochure

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American LaFrance fire truck brochure

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American LaFrance fire truck brochure

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American LaFrance fire truck brochure

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Maxim Fire Apparatus history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-A real orphan fire apparatus in the Chicago area is the Maxim.  Not many were purchased.  Enjoy.
Mike Summa
vintage Maxim fire truck brochure

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vintage Maxim fire truck brochure

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vintage Maxim fire truck brochure

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Fire service history … Emergency One

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-In the 1970s an upstart company decided to enter the fire apparatus field and challenge the establishment.  Here are some examples of their early apparatus.
Mike Summa
early Emergency One fire truck brochure

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early Emergency One fire truck brochure

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early Emergency One fire truck brochure

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early Emergency One fire truck brochure

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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

The Gary FD operated this 1950 American LaFrance 700 series pumper. It had a 1000-GPM pump and a 300-gallon booster tank.

Gary Fire Department history

wayne stuart collection

. It was originally assigned to Truck Company 5 in Glen Park and later to Engine Company 11 in Miller.

wayne stuart collection

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Mack Fire Truck History

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For #TBT-Mack Fire Trucks were a big part of the fire service.  Here are some samples from the 1970s.
Mike Summa
classic Mack fire truck brochure

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classic Mack fire truck brochure

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classic Mack fire truck brochure

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classic Mack fire truck brochure

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classic Mack fire truck brochure

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Fire service history … Peter Pirsch & Sons (more)

This for #TBT from Mike Summa:

For TBT – Part 2, Pirsch aerials, I am sure everyone has a story about Pirsch aerials.  Enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa
classic Pirsch fire truck aerial literature

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classic Pirsch fire truck aerial literature

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classic Pirsch fire truck aerial literature

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Fire service history … Peter Pirsch & Sons

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT- Pirsch fire trucks were a big part of the American fire service.  Many city and suburban fire departments utilized this type of apparatus.  Many years ago I mailed a letter to Pirsch asking for literature.  These are a sample of what was sent.
Mike Summa
classic Pirsch fire truck literature

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classic Pirsch fire truck literature

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classic Pirsch fire truck literature

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classic Pirsch fire truck literature

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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

In the early 60’s the GFD kicked off Fire Prevention Week with a parade which included all apparatus. Pictured are the apparatus from Station 1. The twin 1954 Maxim engines, Maxim serial #’s 1913, 1914, and the 1959 Maxim/Magirus truck, serial #2166. The engines were numbered 1 & 13 and both ran from Station 1. Engine 1 & 13 covered everything east of Broadway while Engines 1 & 6 covered west of Broadway.

Wayne Stuart collection

Gary Fire Department history

Wayne Stuart collection

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Chicago FD history

This from Steve Redick for #TBT:

This is a fun memory. Engine 25 and Snorkel 4 in front of the brand new fire academy in 1961. My dad can be seen in the basket, he’s the one on the right with the glasses. This was a postcard. I have seen it around over the years but I wonder how many were actually produced.

Steve

vintage Chicago FD postcard

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Roberts Park FPD history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-Roberts Park Squad 304, a 1977 Mack/Marion 250/500.
Mike Summa
Roberts Park FPD history

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