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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1947 American LaFrance Series 700 pumper with a 1,250-GPM pump and a 150-gallon tank. It carried ALF serial #9063. It was assigned to Engine Company 2 and  Engine Company 5.

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Gary Fire Department history

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1947 American LaFrance Series 700 pumper with a 1,250-GPM pump and a 150-gallon tank. It carried ALF serial #9063. It was assigned to Engine Company 2 and  Engine Company 5.
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Hazel Crest Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT- Hazel Crest’s 1981 IHC CO-1910/Welch 500/400 Squad.  Repainted white over red at a later date.
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Hazel Crest Fire Department history

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Lake County Indiana Snorkel History

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

Lake County Indiana fire departments had many Snorkels in service over the years. Gary had two in service but not at the same time, with the ALF coming from South Holland. The Griffith rig came from New Albany, Indiana, The Mattoon ALF also served in St. John and Shelby Indiana. Hammond ran two Snorkel companies at the same time, Snorkel 1, and Snorkel 2. Munster is located in Lake County but is in Mabas Div 24. The Crown Point rig came from Snohomish County, Washington who purchased it as a demo.

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Maxim 85' Snorkel

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Maxim Pierce 85' Snorkel

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Crown 65' Snorkel

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American France Aero Chief Snorkel

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Maxim Pierce 85' Snorkel

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Maxim Pierce 85' Snorkel

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Mack CF 85' Snorkel

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American France Aero Chief 90 Snorkel

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American France Aero Chief Snorkel

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Mack CF 55' Snorkel

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Peotone Fire Protection District history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-This is the Peotone FPD’s Squad 2726, a 1970’s Mack MB/unknown body.
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vintage Mack MB fire truck

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MABAS Division 27 Snorkel history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

Mabas Division 27 departments operated a few Snorkels over the years. The South Chicago Heights rig is the X- Louisville Kentucky Truck Co.2.

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classic Chicago Heights FD 85' Snorkel

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75' Snorkel fire truck

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Ward LaFrance H-Ranger Snorkel

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vintage 85' Snorkel from Matteson IL

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classic FWD 55' Snorkel from the Steger FD

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MABAS Division 24 history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT- At one time the Third District, now MABAS 24 housed their Haz Mat truck at Oak Forest Station 2. # 9901, a 1970’s Ford F series pulling a trailer of unknown origin.  The Ford looks to be a retired Northern Illinois Gas truck.  If anyone knows differently please feel free to add your opinion.
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Division 24 Third District Haz Mat Unit,

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Division 24 Third District Haz Mat Unit,

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Oak Forest and Midlothian Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT- Two fire departments side by side who have/had the same type of equipment.  Oak Forest Engine 94, a 1971 FWD/Pierce 1250/500 w/54′ Squrt.  Midlothian Engine 2, a 1973 Seagrave 1250/300 w/ 54′ Squrt.  The Oak Forest engine is gone, but Midlothian had Pierce rehab their unit in 1994 with a Pierce Arrow cab and upgrade its engine into 1500/500.  Are there any more Squrts out there?
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vintage Seagrave 54' Squrt

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Seagrave 54' Squrt

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Pierce Arrow  54' Squrt

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54' Squrt flowing water

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Morton Grove Fire Department history

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classic Peter Pirsch fire engines

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Orland FPD history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

With the recent addition in Orland of Rescue 2 I thought I would share some photos of previous rescue trucks, some still in service.
Photo 1-#113, a  1976 Ford C-Emergency One 250/500
Photo 2-#123, a 1980’s GMC-E-One, unknown specs.
Photo 3-#2, a 1992 Ford/Darley
Photo #4, 6005, a 1988 Kenworth/Saulsbury
Photo #5, 6085 or Squad 5, a 1999 Ford/USV Motorhome, Dive & Water Rescue
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1976 Ford C-Emergency One 250/500

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1980's GMC-E-One mini squad

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1992 Ford/Darley mini rescue squad

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1988 Kenworth/Saulsbury

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1999 Ford/USV Motorhome, Dive & Water Rescue

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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

In the early 70’s the GFD took over the EMS transport service. Prior to that the local funeral homes handled all ambulance transports. The original ambulances were donated from the funeral homes. The FD started the EMS service with 4 ambulances, two BLS and two ALS. This was the first custom ambulance to be put in service. It was a 1974 Dodge/ National. It was assigned to Medic 501 an ALS ambulance at Station 1.

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Gary Fire Department history

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