Posts Tagged Glenbrook Fire Protection District

Down memory lane …

Another submission from Steve Redick:

This time we will have a suburban installment…

This was a box or 2nd alarm in the old Battalion 7 (Now division 20) … Maywood or Bellwood … not sure which. Some action photos … maybe someone will recognize some of the members in the photos. I always enjoyed the rigs, and always liked the ALF water chiefs, but I think they had lots of problems with the waterways.

Also a coupla shots from a fire in Glenview … a vacant supermarket. The Snorkel is the Glenbrook Snorkel before the rebuild.

Both sets were taken in the 80’s …

Maywood fire department history

Maywood firefighters in the 80’s work a house fire. Steve Redick photo

Maywood fire department history

Maywood firefighters in the 80’s work a house fire. Steve Redick photo

Maywood fire department history

Old modular ambulance from Maywood. Steve Redick photo

Maywood fire department history

Hendrickson/E-ONE engine from Maywood. Steve Redick photo

Glenbrook Rural Fire Protection District history

Vintage fire photo of Glenbrook’s Snorkel working at the extra alarm fire. Steve Redick photo

Glenbrook Rural Fire Protection District history

Glenbrook FPD Pierce Arrow engine pumping during a fire at a vacant supermarket. Steve Redick photo

Broadview Fire Department history

Broadview’s American LaFrance Water Chief Quint. Steve Redick photo

Maywood fire department history

Another view of the Hendrickson/E-ONE engine from Maywood. Steve Redick photo

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Historic fire: Goldblatt’s fire in Mt Prospect, 1977 (pt3)

Images from Steve Redick from the Goldblatt’s Department Store fire in the winter of 1977.

Glenbrook FPD Pierce Snorkel working at fire scene

Steve Redick photo

American LaFrance Aero Chief Snorkel at fire scene

Steve Redick photo

fire trucks at bitter cold winter fire

Steve Redick photo

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Historic fire: Goldblatt’s fire in Mt Prospect, 1977 (pt2)

Images from Larry Shapiro on one extremely cold Sunday in February of 1977 at the 4th Alarm Goldblatt’s fire in Mount Prospect.

American LaFrance Aero Chief Snorkel at fire scene

Mount Prospect Snorkel working at the Goldblatt’s fire. Larry Shapiro photo

Glenbrook FPD Pierce Snorkel working at fire scene

Glenbrook FPD Snorkel in the rear of the Goldblatt’s store in 1977. Larry Shapiro photo

Glenbrook FPD Pierce Snorkel working at fire scene

Another shot of the Glenbrook FPD Snorkel in the rear of the Goldblatt’s store in 1977. Larry Shapiro photo

Glenbrook FPD Pierce Snorkel working at fire scene

A canvas tarp was used to protect parts of the unit from the water spray that subsequently froze. Larry Shapiro photo

fire trucks at bitter cold winter fire

Glenbrook Snorkel shown with two Mount Prospect engines in their former yellow and white colors. Larry Shapiro photo

American LaFrance Aero Chief Snorkel at fire scene

Mount Prospect Snorkel working at the Goldblatt’s fire. Larry Shapiro photo

fire trucks at bitter cold winter fire

The Glenbrook FPD was a recent name change for the Glenview Rural FPD seen on the Snorkel boom. Larry Shapiro photo

American LaFrance Aero Chief Snorkel at fire scene

Mount Prospect Snorkel working at the Goldblatt’s fire. Larry Shapiro photo

 

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Historic fire: Goldblatt’s fire in Mt Prospect, 1977 (pt1)

This from Drew Smith:

These are from the Goldblatt’s fire at Central and Rand Roads in Mount Prospect on Sunday, February 6, 1977 ( think I said it was 1976 in the earlier comment) and shows both Glenbrook’s and  MP’s Snorkels in operation. The GB Snorkel is before they sent it to Pierce for the new cab and chassis with it’s yellow paint.

Thought I had a picture of Rolling Meadow’s Snorkel at the race track but can’t find it.

Just came across this page which shows a ¾ shot of RM and Libertyville snorkels.  http://yngfire.com/index.php?topic=2952.0

Drew Smith

Deputy Chief

Prospect Heights Fire Protection District

 

Randhurst fire at Goldblatt's in 1977

Drew Smith archives

Randhurst fire at Goldblatt's in 1977

Drew Smith archives

Randhurst fire at Goldblatt's in 1977

Drew Smith archives

Larry Shapiro submitted images of the Snorkel units mentioned.

75' Snorkel from Glenview Rural FPD

Glenbrook FPD 1968 Ford/Pierce 75′ Snorkel before the rehab. Larry Shapiro photo

Glenbrook FPD 75' Pierce Arrow Snorkel

Glenbrook Snorkel 8 received an enclosed Pierce Arrow cab and new paint scheme in 1986. Larry Shapiro photo

American LaFrance Aero Chief Snorkel

Mount Prospect Truck 2 was a 1964 American LaFrance 900 Series 90′ Aero Chief Snorkel with a 1,000-GPM pump. Larry Shapiro photo

American LaFrance Aero Chief Snorkel

Rolling Meadows 1970 American LaFrance 90′ 1000 Series Aero Chief Snorkel 630 had a 1,000-GPM pump. Larry Shapiro photo

 

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The color of fire trucks (part 4)

The next installment in this series about Chicago area fire trucks looks into departments in MABAS Division 3 that over the years have changed over to red fire apparatus. Also highlighted is a department that was always red but at one time had an engine that was a different color.

Deerfield had two Ward LaFrance P80 series engines with the Ambassador cab. Engine 720 was delivered in 1973 with a 1,250-GPM pump and Engine 712 came in 1977. Engine 720 carried 750 gallons of water , Engine 712 carried 1,000 gallons, and both were painted white over lime green.

Deerfield-Bannockburn Fire Department 1977 Ward LaFrance Ambassador engine

Deerfield Engine 712 was a 1977 Ward LaFrance P80 with an Ambassador cab. It had a 1,500-GPM pump with 1,000 gallons of water. Larry Shapiro collection

The Glenbrook Fire Protection District (formerly the Glenview Rural Fire Protection District) merged with the Glenview Fire Department in 1992. The original Glenview Rural trucks were red, then sometime after the district name changed  the Glenbrook apparatus was transitioned to yellow. Subsequent purchases arrived yellow. The department had three American LaFrance Pioneer Series engines, one of which was a newer Pioneer II model. They also had a small squad and a 1968 Ford/Snorkel. The red 75-foot Snorkel was refurbished in 1986 and came back yellow from Pierce with a new four-door Arrow cab. Later they purchased a newer squad from Hackney and two Pierce Arrow engines.

Glenbrook Fire Protection District Engine 144 1976 American LaFrance Pioneer

Glenbrook Engine 144 was a 1976 Pioneer Series from American LaFrance with 750 gallons of water and a 1,250-GPM pump. Larry Shapiro collection

Glenview apparatus has always been red. In 1975, they purchased a pumper-squad from Seagrave with a 300-gallon water tank. Squad 8 came white over lime green. This unit was later repainted red but retained the white roof.

Glenview Fire Department 1975 Seagrave PB series pumper squad

Glenview had this one unit that was not painted red. Pumper-Squad 8 was a 1975 Seagrave P-Series with 300 gallons of water and a 1,500-GPM pump. Larry Shapiro collection

For many years, Northbrook painted their units yellow, having previously been red. They had three engines, a Sutphen tower ladder, two squad units, and utility vehicles that were yellow. They also had a matching yellow stripe on their modular ambulances. The apparatus changed to white over red in 1996 when they received two engines, a squad, and a ladder from Pierce.

Northbrook Fire Department Engine 58 1975 American LaFrance Pacemaker

Northbrook Engine 58 was a 1975 American LaFrance Pacemaker Series engine with 500 gallons of water and a 1,000-GPM pump. The Pacemaker was a conventional custom fire cab by TCM instead of an American LaFrance custom Century or Pioneer cab. Larry Shapiro collection

The Park Ridge Fire Department ran with white over lime green apparatus for many years. Including this conventional Pirsch engine, they had a Mack CF/Pirsch mid-mount ladder, a custom cab-over Pirsch engine, and two Seagrave WB Series low profile engines that were painted to match. They also had stripes on their modular ambulances that matched the apparatus. All but the mid-mount ladder were later repainted red.

Park Ridge 1958 conventional Pirsch fire engine

Park Ridge Engine 44 shown here at a fire scene, was a 1958 conventional cab Pirsch with 500 gallons of water and a 1,000-GPM pump. Steve Redick collection

To see the earlier posts in this series, enter the word color into the search field.

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