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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1936 Ford hose wagon. It was designated as the HIGH PRESSURE UNIT and carried 1000 feet of 2 1/2″ hose plus it’s two mounted deck guns. It was quartered with Engine Company 3 and then with Engine & Truck Company 8.  It responded to all extra alarms in the city. It was in service into the early 60’s and was on occasion used as a spare apparatus.

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The Gary Fire Department operated this 1936 Ford hose wagon. It was designated as the HIGH PRESSURE UNIT and carried 1000 feet of 2 1/2" hose plus it's two mounted deck guns.

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1936 Ford hose wagon. It was designated as the HIGH PRESSURE UNIT and carried 1000 feet of 2 1/2″ hose plus it’s two mounted deck guns. It was quartered with Engine Company 3 and then with Engine & Truck Company 8.  It responded to all extra alarms in the city. It was in service into the early 60’s and was on occasion used as a spare apparatus.
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Sycamore Fire Department news (more)

This from Arty Zern:

Gents,

The SFD 1923 Stutz (Engine 2) is finally on the road.  This link is to a video of the Stutz on the raod on the Sycamore Fire Preservation Company Facebook page.

Art

From Sycamore Fire Preservation Co. Ltd.:

Sycamore truck # 2 responding to smoke showing at Plank & Lukens. Oh wait, that’s the Sycamore Steam Power Show. Sycamore Fire Department’s 1923 Stutz will be on display there this weekend. Stop by.

 

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Sycamore Fire Department news (more)

Sycamore 1923 Stutz runs again!

This from Art Zern:

The Sycamore 1923 Stutz is running again after years of sitting idle.  As was posted last year, the refurb was completed and now it’s running.  Here is a link to a video on the Preservation Committee Facebook page.

Art

 

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Homewood Acres Volunteer Fire Dept. history

This from Mike Summa:

Found this on the HAVFD facebook.  Caption reads photo taken in 1950.  I do not know what chassis this is built on, or what size of the pump.  But, I guess volunteers make due with what they can lay their hands on.  And this truck must have suited them for the time.
Enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa
Vintage fire truck from the Homewood Acres Volunteer Fire Department

Vintage fire truck from the Homewood Acres Volunteer Fire Department

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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart:

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1948 American La France model PJC 710 with a 1000 GPM pump and a 300 Gallon booster tank. It was assigned to Engine Co. 4  at 2346 Broadway until it’s demise in the middle 60’s after a collision with Truck Co. 2 at an intersection responding to a working fire.

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historic fire engine from Gary Indiana

From The Wayne Stuart Collection

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Crete Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

Hello,
This is the Crete Fire Department’s 1949 Ward LaFrance.  I do not know the specs of it.  It’s a very rare manufacture in the Chicago area but Crete seemed to favor it.  Enjoy and feel free to comment.
Thank you,
Mike S.
vintage fire engine from the Crete Fire Department

Crete Fire Department’s 1949 Ward LaFrance. It’s a very rare manufacture in the Chicago area but Crete seemed to favor it.
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