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Gary Fire Department history

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The Gary Fire Department operated this 1909 Seagrave horse drawn ladder truck. It was one of only two horse-drawn apparatus operated by the GFD. This apparatus carried Seagrave serial #3758. It ran as Truck Company #1 until 1916
 
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Gary Fire Department 1909 Seagrave horse drawn ladder truck

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Gary Fire Department history

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The Gary Fire Department operated this 1909 Seagrave Serial # 3759. It was originally purchased for the police department as a paddy wagon. It was converted into a chemical engine and assigned to Engine Company 5 when Station 5 in Glen Park was opened in 1915.
 
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Gary Police Department 1909 Seagrave Paddy Wagon Serial # 3759

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Gary Fire Department Engine 5

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Gary Fire Department history

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The Gary Fire Department operated this 1916 South Bend hose and chemical wagon. It ran as Engine Company 6 for quite a numder of years.
 
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Gary Fire Department history

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1916 South Bend hose and chemical wagon. It ran as Engine Company 6 for quite a number of years. Wayne Stuart collection

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Gary Fire Department history

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The Gary Fire Department operated this 1962 Maxim “S” model pumper. It carried Maxim serial # 2308. It had a 1000-GPM pump and a 300-gallon tank. The engine companies of the era also carried a 35′ three-section ladder along with the standard 24′ and 14′ ladders. This apparatus was assigned to Engine Company 6.
 
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1962 Maxim "S" model pumper. It carried Maxim serial # 2308

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Gary Fire Department history

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The Gary Fire Department operated two 1942 American La France type 600 Series pumpers. This one was assigned originally to Engine Company 3 and in 1959 to Engine Company 9 upon opening of Station 9. It was replaced by a 1964 Maxim. It carried ALF Serial # L-1675. It had a 750-GPM pump and a 100-gallon water tank.
 
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Gary Fire Department history

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The Gary FD operated this 1950 American LaFrance 700 series pumper. It had a 1000-GPM pump and a 300-gallon booster tank.

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. It was originally assigned to Truck Company 5 in Glen Park and later to Engine Company 11 in Miller.

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Gary Fire Department history

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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.

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Gary Fire Department history

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Gary Fire Department history

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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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Lake County Indiana Snorkel History

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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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Gary Fire Department history

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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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