Posts Tagged classic fire truck photo

North Palos FPD history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-North Palos Truck 801, a 1971 Mack CF/Pierce 1500/0/75′ Tele-Squrt.
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Mack CF Pierce Tele-Squrt 75

North Palos Truck 801, a 1971 Mack CF/Pierce 1500/0/75′ Tele-Squrt. Mike Summa photo

 

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Apparatus from Fire Departments that no longer exist

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

Apparatus from Fire Departments that no longer exist.

A 1969 Mack from Willow Springs

A 1973 American La France from Dixmoor

A 60’s era Ford  American La France from Worth

Dixmoor FD American LaFrance fire engine

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Willow Springs FD Mack CF fire engine

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Worth FD history Ford American LaFrance aerial ladder truck

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Crete Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

Engine 705 in Crete Illinois is this early 1970’s Ward LaFrance.  Not many Wards are found in the south suburbs.  
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vintage Ward LaFrance fire engine

Crete FD Engine 705. Mike Summa photo

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Oak Forest Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

This was Oak Forest Engine 91, a 1973 FWD/Pierce 1250/750.  Built on FWD’s 4 wheel drive “Tractioneer” chassis.  On a side note, all Oak Forest apparatus purchased in the 1970’s had manual transmission.
Enjoy and comment.  Mike Summa
vintage FWD Pierce fire engine

Oak Forest Engine 91, a 1973 FWD/Pierce 1250/750.  Built on FWD’s 4 wheel drive “Tractioneer” chassis. Mike Summa photo

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Riverdale Fire Department history (more)

This from Wayne Stuart:

In addition to Mike Summa’s photo of the Riverdale Fire Departments FWD engine they also ran this 1965 FWD/Pierce 85′ Snorkel. If you look closely at Mikes photo you can see the boom of this rig inside the station.

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1965 FWD/Pierce 85' Snorkel

Riverdale FD Truck 84 – 1965 FWD/Pierce 85′ Snorkel. Wayne Stuart photo

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Markham Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

Here is more of the Markham Fire Department.  This is their 1970’s Dodge/Seagrave mini pumper.  Originally painted yellow, now black over red.  Photo taken at old station 1 on Kedzie Ave.
Enjoy and comments welcome.
Mike Summa
vintage Markham fire department squad

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Hometown Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

Hello,
This is Hometown FPD 1972 Ford/Morris 100/150.  This is Squad 456.  Enjoy and feel free to comment,
Thank you,
Mike S.
Hometown FD history

Hometown FPD Squad 456 – 1972 Ford/Morris 100/150. Mike Summa photo

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Dixmoor Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

Hello,
This is from the Dixmoor Fire Department.  It is a 1953 Chevy/DARLEY 500-GPM panel truck.  The booster inside is 200 feet of 1 1/2 inch hose.  I guess for it’s time, this was state-of-the-art and fit the requirements of this department.  Hope you enjoy,
Mike S.
Dixmoor FD history

Dixmoor FD, 1953 Chevy/DARLEY 500-GPM panel truck. Mike Summa photo

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