Posts Tagged antique fire apparatus

2013 Chicago Fire Engine Rally & Swap Meet (pt 2)

More photos from the 5-11 Club/Fire Buffs of Illinois muster this weekend at the Quinn Fire Academy

 

MABAS Mobile Ventilation Unit

MABAS Mobile Ventilation Unit. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department fire engine

CFD training academy engine. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department hi-X foam unit

Chicago Fire Department hi-X foam unit. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department fire truck

CFD training academy truck. Steve Redick photo

antique fire engine

Steve Redick photo

American LaFrance Century Series fire engine

X-Hillside American LaFrance engine. Steve Redick photo

Berkeley Fire Department fire engine

Berkeley E-ONE engine. Steve Redick photo

American LaFrance Century Series fire engine

Steve Redick photo

Bensenville Fire District

Bensenville tower ladder. Steve Redick photo

Evergreen Park Fire Department light wagon

Evergreen Park Fire Department light wagon. Steve Redick photo

Pierce mini pumper

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD rescue squad

Spare CFD squad lettered and striped for the tv series. Steve Redick photo

Chicago Fire Department fire trucks

CFD units lettered for the tv series. Steve Redick photo

C-Model Mack fire engine

C-Model Mack fire engine. Steve Redick photo

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2013 Chicago Fire Engine Rally & Swap Meet (pt 1)

This from Steve Redick:

It rained on us 90 percent of the show, but a good time was had by all. Nice to see a few new rigs and renew lots of friendships. Here is a selection of photos for your viewing … and a video … more coming

Steve

 

Chicago FD Ahrens Fox fire engine

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Ahrens Fox fire engine

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Ahrens Fox fire engine

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Ahrens Fox fire engine

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Ahrens Fox fire engine

Steve Redick photo

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Western Electric Fire Department in Cicero, IL

Bill Friedrich submitted images of various apparatus used by the Western Electric Fire Department in Cicero.

Western Electric Fire Department

Western Electric Fire Department Cicero, IL

Western Electric Fire Department Cicero, IL American LaFrance 800 Series

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CFD Swap Meet and Muster (update)

More images from the Fire Buffs of Illinois and 5-11 Club muster at the Quinn Fire Academy on June 16th.

 

Fire muster in Chicago 2012

Apparatus lined up for display outside the Quinn Fire Academy. Bill Friedrich photo

Fire muster in Chicago 2012 CFD Comm-Van 2-7-1

Command Van 2-7-1,a 2007 Ford F-650/Road Rescue (G-559) was on display at the muster. Bill Friedrich photo

Fire muster in Chicago 2012 Loudonville Century Series American LaFrance

This 1977 Century Series American LaFrance engine (1,500/500) which is owned by John Carter is X-Loudonville. Bill Friedrich photo

Fire muster in Chicago 2012 Sauk Fire District FWD engine

Owned by Gary Jensen, this 1961 FWD (750/750) engine from the Sauk Fire District in Wisconsin was on display. Bill Friedrich photo

Fire muster in Chicago 2012 Hillside Fire Department American LaFrance Eagle engine

Hillside brought Engine 402, a 2001 American LaFrance Eagle/3D (1,500/750). Bill Friedrich photo

Fire muster in Chicago 2012 Hillside Fire Department American LaFrance Century engine

X-Hillside Engine 405, a 1975 American LaFrance Century Series (1,500/750) which is privately owned was also at the muster. Bill Friedrich photo

Fire muster in Chicago 2012 Hillside Fire Department American LaFrance

Both Hillside engines sat side by side showing the different generations of American LaFrance engines. Bill Friedrich photo

Fire muster in Chicago 2012 Fire Museum of Greater Chicago Ahrens Fox engine

This Ahrens Fox from the Fire Museum of Greater Chicago was center stage. Bill Friedrich photo

Not shown in photos but also on display were the replica of LA County Squad 51 and a Chicago Ridge engine.

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Rockford Air Show and Static Display

Steve Redick found this Ahrens Fox on display this weekend at the Rockford Air Show.

Ahrens Fox pumper

Ahrens Fox pumper on display at the Rockford Air Show 2012. Steve Redick photo

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Fleet changes for Darien-Woodridge FPD

When the new aerial goes into service for the Darien-Woodridge FPD, it will culminate a large change in their fleet. Four units are or will be sold from the current roster. These include:

  • Truck 619 – 1992 Federal Motors Hurricane/EONE 1500/500 75′ quint
Darien-Woodridge FPD Truck 619

Darien-Woodridge Truck 619 as it looks today. Larry Shapiro photo

Darien-Woodridge FPD Truck 374

Darien-Woodridge Truck 374 as it looked shortly after delivery. Larry Shapiro photo

  • Squad 616 – 1984 Ford C8000/1985 EONE 250/250 MDR
Darien-Woodridge FPD EONE squad

Darien-Woodridge Squad 616 which is being sold. Karl Klotz photo

  • Engine 611 – 1990 EONE Cyclone 1500/1000
Darien-Woodridge Engine 611

Darien-Woodridge Engine 611 as it currently looks. Larry Shapiro photo

Darien-Woodridge FPD Engine 375

The 1990 EONE Cyclone engine when it was delivered as Engine 375. Larry Shapiro photo

Belmont Fire Protection District Oshkosh Howe engine

The Belmont Fire Protection District 1949 Oshkosh Howe engine. Bill Friedrich photo

Belmont Fire Protection District Oshkosh Howe engine

Another view of the Belmont Fire Protection District Oshkosh Howe engine. Bill Friedrich photo

Bill Friedrich provided this history on the How engine:

On Sunday 5/6/12, Belmont FPD Engine 388 was loaded onto a transport trailer for the final response to the Andy Leiderer fire truck museum in NY State. Grandma, as the engine was known, started its career in the Chicagoland area at the Oak Lawn FD in 1949. Later it was sold to the Argonne Labs FD in Darien. It is unknown when or how the Belmont FPD in Downers Grove acquired this vehicle. Even after the Darien-Woodridge FPD took over the Belmont station, Grandma still carried the Belmont lettering. Here is  a link to a video that shows the new home for Grandma.

 

Belmont Fire Protection District Oshkosh Howe engine

Belmont Engine 388 begins it's final journey. Bill Friedrich photo

Belmont Fire Protection District Oshkosh Howe engine

Engine 388 being secured to the lowboy trailer. Bill Friedrich photo

 

Belmont Fire Protection District Oshkosh Howe engine

The plaque on the engine. Bill Friedrich photo

Bill adds that:

The Pirsch that is also on the trailer is an x-Milwaukee FD pumper that a private collector in Hudson,WI sold to the museum.

Belmont Fire Protection District Oshkosh Howe engine

Belmont Engine 388 departing Darien-Woodridge Station 2 for the last time. Bill Friedrich photo

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Morton Grove Fire Department History

As a follow up  to Monday’s posting of historical photos from Morton Grove, Bill Friedrich submitted a picture of the engine that was featured in 1958.

Morton Grove Fire Department history 1952 engine

This 1952 engine had a blue roof.

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Chicagoland Emergency Vehicle Show

The 14th Annual Chicagoland Emergency Vehicle Show

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Be sure to “Like” our new page at Facebook.com/ChicagolandEmergencyVehicleShow

The 14th Annual Chicagoland Emergency Vehicle Show will be held Saturday, August 6, 2011 from 10 am to 4 pm in Mooseheart, IL, “The Child City”, located at Rt. 31 and Mooseheart Rd. just north of North Aurora, IL. Vehicle registration opens at 8 am and the show opens to the public at 10 am. The event is free to the public and offers many exciting demonstrations by area public safety providers and organizations.

Show vehicle pre-registration is free by fax or mail ($20 day of show). Form available HERE

Information on the weekend events as well as maps and hotel info is available HERE

The Lights and Sirens Parade & Emergency Vehicle Cruise Night will be held Friday, August 5, 2011. Parade staging begins at 6:30 pm at the Tinsletown Theater on Rt. 31 in North Aurora, IL. The parade begins at 7 pm sharp and arrives to kick-off the North Aurora Days festival at Clocktower Plaza at Oak St. and Randall Rd., North Aurora, IL. Our emergency vehicles are then staged in a safe area where we can enjoy an Emergency Vehicle Cruise Night and partake in the many amenities the festival has to offer.

The Lights & Sirens Caravan to the Lake in the Hills Police Department’s Lights & Sirens Parade and National Night Out Against Crime Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show will take place Sunday, August 7, 2011. The escorted caravan departs at 9 am from the Clocktower Plaza, Oak St. and Randall Rd., North Aurora, IL. The LITH PD’s Lights & Sirens Parade kicks off at 10 am. At the end of the parade route our emergency vehicles are staged together at their Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show. For the past 3 years they have been a wonderful host and really value our participation. They even shifted their date back a week this year so that we could continue to participate. The event funds their police Explorer program which we collect a donation for.

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Looking back at another area rig

Firegeezer.com has again posted a Chicago area rig in his section called ‘Looking Back.’ This time, he’s posted an ad for W.S. Darley & Company that was printed in the April issue of Fire Engineering from 1972. In the ad, there’s a traditional Darley delivery photo of a squad from Itasca.

WS Darley ad from Fire Engineering magazine April 1972

Itasca Fire Protection District 1972 Chevy Darley squad

The unit featured in the ad as photographed some years later. Larry Shapiro collection

 

Itasca Fire Protection District 1972 Chevy Darley squad

The Itasca squad featured in the 1972 Darley ad was re-numbered to Squad 8 and had updated emergency lighting added sometime prior to this photo being taken by Larry Shapiro

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South Chicago Heights photo history

In MABAS Division 27, an historical gallery has been added for the South Chicago Heights Fire Department. Currently, the gallery features 15 images including a reproduction of a photo showing the original fire station from the early 1900s.

South Chicago Heights Fire Department history

This copy of an old photo from Bill Friedrich shows the original South Chicago Heights fire station with an engine that we have no information about.

South Chicago Heights Fire Department history Dan Martin

This photo by the late Dan Martin shows a 1950 Mack Type 45 in a local parade.

South Chicago Heights Fire Department history

This beautiful rig was one of two Hi-Ranger aerials in the metropolitan Chicago area outside of the CFD. It would be great to add an image to the gallery of this unit working at a fire!

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