Posts Tagged Gary Fire Department history

Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1914 American La France Type 14-6 Chemical and Ladder apparatus. It carried ALF Serial #738. It had a 50 gallon chemical tank and a large assortment of ground ladders plus truck tools. It ran as Truck Co. No. 1 until 1927 when it was replaced by a Magirus 85′ rear mount aerial.
 
from the collection of wayne stuart
historic Gary Fire Department fire engine photo

from the collection of wayne stuart

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuar for #TBT:

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1950 American La France pumper Serial #L-4034. It had a 1000-GPM pump and a 300-gallon tank. It also carried a 40Ft. and a 38 Ft.  ladder as well as a 24 Ft. and a 12 Ft roof ladder. It ran as Engine Company No. 7  in Miller for many years.
 
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 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
 
wayne stuart collection
Gary Fire Department 1909 Seagrave horse drawn ladder truck

Wayne Stuart collection

Tags: , , , , , ,

Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

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.
 
wayne stuart collection
Gary Police Department 1909 Seagrave Paddy Wagon Serial # 3759

Wayne Stuart collection

Gary Fire Department Engine 5

Wayne Stuart collection

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart:

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.
 
wayne stuart collection
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

Tags: , , , , , ,

Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

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.
 
wayne stuart collection 
1962 Maxim "S" model pumper. It carried Maxim serial # 2308

Wayne Stuart collection

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

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.
 
CC wayne stuart collection
Gary Fire Department history Engine 9

Wayne Stuart collection

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

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

Gary Fire Department history

wayne stuart collection

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

wayne stuart collection

Tags: , , , , , , ,

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: , , , , , , ,