Posts Tagged Gary Fire Department history

Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

In the early 60’s the GFD kicked off Fire Prevention Week with a parade which included all apparatus. Pictured are the apparatus from Station 1. The twin 1954 Maxim engines, Maxim serial #’s 1913, 1914, and the 1959 Maxim/Magirus truck, serial #2166. The engines were numbered 1 & 13 and both ran from Station 1. Engine 1 & 13 covered everything east of Broadway while Engines 1 & 6 covered west of Broadway.

Wayne Stuart collection

Gary Fire Department history

Wayne Stuart collection

Tags: , , , , ,

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.

wayne stuart collection cc

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.
wayne stuart collection

Tags: , , , , , , ,

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.

wayne stuart collection

Maxim 85' Snorkel

Wayne Stuart photo

Maxim Pierce 85' Snorkel

Wayne Stuart photo

Crown 65' Snorkel

Wayne Stuart photo

American France Aero Chief Snorkel

Wayne Stuart photo

Maxim Pierce 85' Snorkel

Wayne Stuart photo

Maxim Pierce 85' Snorkel

Wayne Stuart photo

Mack CF 85' Snorkel

Wayne Stuart photo

American France Aero Chief 90 Snorkel

Wayne Stuart photo

American France Aero Chief Snorkel

Wayne Stuart photo

Mack CF 55' Snorkel

Wayne Stuart photo

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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.

wayne stuart photo cc

Gary Fire Department history

Wayne Stuart photo

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Mabas Division 24 Snorkel history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

Mabas Division 24 at one time or another over the years had the following Snorkels in service, the only one I do not have a photo of is Tinley Park. If anyone has a shot of it feel free to add it in. The Gary rig is the X-South Holland.

wayne stuart collection and photos

historic Snorkel fire truck

Wayne Stuart collection

historic Snorkel fire truck

Wayne Stuart collection

historic Snorkel fire truck

Wayne Stuart collection

historic Snorkel fire truck

Wayne Stuart collection

historic Snorkel fire truck

Wayne Stuart collection

historic Snorkel fire truck

Wayne Stuart collection

historic Snorkel fire truck

Wayne Stuart collection

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

This is the American LaFrance brochure for the first 900 Series rear-mount ladder that was  produced. It was purchased by the GFD at the FDIC in Memphis in 1968. It carried ALF Serial # 12-1-1132.

collection of wayne stuart

American LaFrance Ladder Chief brochure cover

Tags: , , , , , ,

Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

The Gary Fire Department operated two of these 1940 International pumpers.This one was assigned to Engine Co. 6, it had a 1000-GPM high-pressure pump with a 200-gallon booster tank.

collection of Wayne Stuart

1940 International fire engine from Gary Indiana

Wayne Stuart collection

1940 International fire engine from Gary Indiana

Wayne Stuart collection

Tags: , , , , ,

Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

The Gary Fire Department operated two of these 1970 American LaFrance 900 series ladders. They had 100′ ladders and  200 gallon booster tanks. This one carried ALF serial # 2-1-2323 and was assigned to Truck Co. 2. These photos are pre and post rehab in 1982. It was rather unique because the cab roof was cut out to lower the overall height of the rig to accommodate the low door height of the apparatus bay. It was one of the few Gary apparatus that remained in it’s original assignment for the majority of its career.

wayne stuart photos

1970 American LaFrance 900 series 100' ladder with a  200-gallon booster tank. This one carried ALF serial # 2-1-2323.

1970 American LaFrance 900 series 100′ Ladder Chief with a  200-gallon booster tank. This one carried ALF serial # 2-1-2323. Wayne Stuart photo

1970 American LaFrance 900 series 100' Ladder Chief with a  200-gallon booster tank. This one carried ALF serial # 2-1-2323

1970 American LaFrance 900 series 100′ Ladder Chief with a  200-gallon booster tank. This one carried ALF serial # 2-1-2323. Wayne Stuart photo

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Gary Fire Department history

From Wayne Stuart for #tbt

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1970 American LaFrance 900 Series pumper Serial #2-1-2321. It was originally assigned to Engine Co. 4. It was rehabbed in 1982 and a  1000 Series cab was installed.The roof was also painted Navy blue. It was then assigned to Engine Co.1 for the rest of it’s career.

wayne stuart photo

1970 American LaFrance 900 Series pumper Serial #2-1-2321

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1970 American LaFrance 900 Series pumper Serial #2-1-2321. It was originally assigned to Engine Co. 4. It was rehabbed in 1982 and a 1000 Series cab was installed.The roof was also painted Navy blue. It was then assigned to Engine Co.1 for the rest of it’s career. wayne stuart photo

Tags: , , , , ,

Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1977 Mack CF685 model, Serial #CFA1852. It had a Thibault 100′ ladder and a 300 Gallon booster tank. It was originally built for Washington Township FD in Marion County Indiana, however the deal fell thru and the GFD purchased it. It was assigned to Truck Co.1, and later on to Truck Co.4. It served many years until the top fly of the ladder failed at an extra alarm fire.The FD shops removed the damaged top fly section and it ran for a few more years as a 75′ ladder.

wayne stuart photo

Gary Fire Department historic fire truck

Wayne Stuart photo

Tags: , , , , ,