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Oakbrook Terrace FPD history

This from Larry Shapiro for #TBT

Oakbrook Terrace classic 85′ Pitman Snorkel on a conventional GMC chassis with a Pierce body

unique Pitman Snorkel on GMC chassis

Larry Shapiro photo

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As seen around … Blue Island

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT- An Ahrens Fox of a unknown age doing what it does best.  Does the green light mean it represents a Chicago Fire Truck?  I do not know.  Please respond.  Photo taken in Blue Island at a fire truck/auto show in the early 1990’s.
Mike Summa
classic Ahrens Fox fire engine

Mike Summa photo

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Tinley Park Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-  Tinley Park Eng. 203, a 1973 Hendrickson/Darley 1000/500.  Rehabbed in 1988 as shown.
Mike Summa
1973 Hendrickson /. WS Darley fire engine

Mike Summa photo

Tinley Park FD Engine 203

Karl Klotz photo

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Crete Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-Crete Fire Dept.’s E708, a 1982 Hendrickson/FMC 1500/750.
Mike Summa
Crete Fire department history

Mike Summa photo

and one more shot from the archives of Larry Shapiro

1982 Hendrickson/FMC fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

 

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Holbrook Volunteer Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

The Holbrook Volunteer Fire Department operated this 19?? Ford/Intercoastal pumper. It had a 500-GPM pump and a 500-gallon tank.
 
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Holbrook Volunteer Fire Department

Wayne Stuart photo

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Markham Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For T BT-The Markham Fire Dept.’s E53, a 1964 IHC/? 750/800.  It was replaced in 1984 with a Ford C/E-One 750/500 as E1531.
Mike Summa
vintage fire engine from Markham FD IL

Mike Summa photo

Vintage 1984 Ford C/E-One fire engine from Markham, IL

Mike Summa photo

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Country Club Hills Fire Protection District history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-Country Club Hills Trk.1140.  Sorry, I do not know any specs on the truck.  Truck is lettered for the CC Hills FPD.  After numerous attempts at the ballot box for additional funding failed the city absorbed the department.
Mike Summa
American LaFrance Century Series Water Chief quint from the Country Club Hills FPD

Mike Summa photo

American LaFrance 75' Water Chief brochure

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Dixmoor Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT- Dixmoor’s E2403, a 1984 Hendrickson/Pierreville 1500/750.  Delivered in white with a blue stripe.  Repainted later black over red.
Mike Summa
Dixmoor FD history

Mike Summa photo

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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1909 Seagrave horse drawn ladder truck. It was one of only two horse-drawn apparatus operated by the GFD. This apparatus carried Seagrave serial #3758. It ran as Truck Company #1 until 1916
 
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Gary Fire Department 1909 Seagrave horse drawn ladder truck

Wayne Stuart collection

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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1909 Seagrave Serial # 3759. It was originally purchased for the police department as a paddy wagon. It was converted into a chemical engine and assigned to Engine Company 5 when Station 5 in Glen Park was opened in 1915.
 
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Gary Police Department 1909 Seagrave Paddy Wagon Serial # 3759

Wayne Stuart collection

Gary Fire Department Engine 5

Wayne Stuart collection

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