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Naperville Fire Department history

From Steve Redick for #TBT:

A classic advertisement I found in my archives

Naperville FD Ahrens Fox pumper

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Tinley Park Fire Department history

This from Mile Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-Tinley Park Squad 202, a 1966 Ford P-200 step van.  Amazing how a relatively simple van like this evolved into today’s huge, fully loaded squads.
Mike Summa
Tinley Park FD history

Mike Summa photo

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Frankfort FPD history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-Frankfort Trk. 719, unknown year KME 102′.  I am not sure of any specific details.  I would be happy to hear any information about this unit.
Mike Summa
Frankfort FP history

Mike Summa photo

 

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-18-94

This from Dennis McGuire, Jr. for #TBT:

Flash back to January 18th, 1994 when the high reached only 11 below zero, following a morning low of minus 21 and yielding a daily average temperature of minus 16. On Chicago’s south side, fire companies were battling a 2-11 in a 4 story apartment building at 8049-59 S St. Lawrence.

Firefighters battle fire in frigid weather

Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

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Highland Park Fire Department history

From Larry Shapiro for #TBT

Highland Park Fire Department history

Highland Park Fire Department history

Larry Shapiro photo

Highland Park Fire Department history

Larry Shapiro photo

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Crestwood Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

For TBT- Crestwood Squad 2305, a 1982 Mack(MS) Mid-liner /1985 Phoenix 500/500 pumper/squad.  This one was to be built by Pierreville before they went under.
Mike Summa
Crestwood Fire Department history

Mike Summa photo

and a few more photos from our archives

Mack Midliner MS fire engine

Karl Klotz photo

Mack MS fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

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Chicago Fire Department history

This from Danny Nelms for #TBT:

Found a small Stack of the Old Chicago Fire Fighter magazine. Here is an apparatus profile in the autumn 1967 issue profiling all the new “usual”  vehicles joining the department.
vintage Chicago Fire Fighter Magazine Autumn 1967

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vintage Chicago Fire Fighter Magazine Autumn 1967

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vintage Chicago Fire Fighter Magazine Autumn 1967

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new Chicago fire trucks circa 1967

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new Chicago fire trucks circa 1967

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new Chicago fire trucks circa 1967

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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1914 American La France Type 14-6 Chemical and Ladder apparatus. It carried ALF Serial #738. It had a 50 gallon chemical tank and a large assortment of ground ladders plus truck tools. It ran as Truck Co. No. 1 until 1927 when it was replaced by a Magirus 85′ rear mount aerial.
 
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historic Gary Fire Department fire engine photo

from the collection of wayne stuart

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Pierce Fire Apparatus history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

I sent for and received this brochure from Pierce in 1982.  Based on 1982 standards these were current and modern.  By looking at them you can see how technology has evolved.
Mike Summa

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Pierce Ladder Tower brochure

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Pierce Arrow Pumper Greenwood

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Pierce mini pumper

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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuar for #TBT:

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1950 American La France pumper Serial #L-4034. It had a 1000-GPM pump and a 300-gallon tank. It also carried a 40Ft. and a 38 Ft.  ladder as well as a 24 Ft. and a 12 Ft roof ladder. It ran as Engine Company No. 7  in Miller for many years.
 
wayne stuart collection
Gary Fire Department history

Wayne Stuart collection

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