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Clark Oil Refinery historic apparatus photo

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-The Clark Oil Refinery in Blue Island once utilized this 1960’s GMC/?, I am guessing National Foam with unknown specs. Please feel free to add any information. (photo courtesy BI Historical)
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vintage Clark Oil Refinery fire truck

photo courtesy Blue Island Historical

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Gary Fire Department history (more)

more from Wayne Stuart:

Gentlemen just ask and you may receive,  I just so happen to have a couple of photos of the Snorkel at work. Photos of it working were pretty rare back in those days. It originally ran as the downtown Truck Company out of Station 1. The first fire was at 10th & Broadway in the late 60’s, not sure where the second fire took place, may have been on Washington St. in the 500 block in the same era.The third photo was it’s last resting place, again not sure of the location.

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1960s major fire in Gary Indiana

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Vintage fire scene in Gary, IN

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vintage Gary FD Maxim Snorkel as junk

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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart fro #TBT

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1963 Maxim/Snorkel. It had an 85′ boom and carried Maxim serial #2414. It ran as Snorkel Co.1 for many years. It was rebuilt and modified numerous times.

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1963 Maxim/Snorkel. It had an 85' boom and carried Maxim serial #2414.

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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1927 Magirus 85′ aerial ladder. It carried Magirus serial # 28536. It ran as Truck Company 1 and Truck Company 8.

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1927 Magirus 85' aerial ladder.

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1927 Magirus 85′ aerial ladder. It carried Magirus serial # 28536. It ran as Truck Company 1 and Truck Company 8. collection of wayne stuart

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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart:

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1942 American La France JOX series aerial ladder. It had a 100′ ladder and a 150-gallon booster tank with serial #L-1866. It was assigned originally to Truck Company 2, later on it was assigned to Truck Company 8, and finally to Truck Company 5. It was disposed of in the early 70’s to a sign contractor.

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1942 American La France JOX series aerial ladder

1942 American La France JOX series aerial ladder. Wayne Stuart collection

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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart:

The Gary Fire Department operated four 1970 American La France 900 Series engines. They were assigned to Engine Companies 1,2,3&4. They had 1500 GPM pumps and 300 Gallon tanks. Engine Co. No.4 was assigned this apparatus. It carried ALF Serial # 12-1-2321. It had seen a lot of use when this photo was taken in the early 80’s.

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1970 American La France 900 Series engines

Gary Fire Department 1970 American La France 900 Series engines. 1500/300 Engine Co. No.4 was assigned this apparatus. It carried ALF Serial # 12-1-2321. Wayne Stuart photo

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Homewood Fire Department history

From Mike Summa:

Homewood Fire Dept.’s E16, a 1960 Mack C95 1000/500 Quad. Enjoy.

Homewood FD 1960 Mack C95 quad

Homewood Fire Dept.’s E16, a 1960 Mack C95 1000/500 Quad. Mike Summa photo

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Gary Fire Department history

1943 ALF model B601CO ALF serial # L-1918.

The Carnegie Illinois Steelworks Corp. plant at the Gary Steel Works operated this 1943 ALF model B601CO. It had a 1000 GPM pump and a 200 gallon tank. It carried ALF serial # L-1918. It was in service there until the mid 60’s.
From the collection of Wayne Stuart

This from Wayne Stuart for #throwbackthursday

The Carnegie Illinois Steelworks Corp. plant at the Gary Steel Works operated this 1943 ALF model B601CO. It had a 1000 GPM pump and a 200 gallon tank. It carried ALF serial # L-1918. It was in service there until the mid 60’s.

From the collection of Wayne Stuart

 

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Elmhurst Fire Department history

This from Brian Murphy:

“This picture shows what a 10 year-old can do with an Instamatic Camera at a parade on a cloudy day.  Ok, not that much, but the subject is Elmhurst’s 1974 Pierce-Hendrickson 1500 GPM Engine 1, with old Truck 1 (1955 Seagrave 85′ mid-mount) right behind.  Taken during the 1975 Elmhurst Memorial Day Parade in downtown Elmhurst on York Street. Dimples in picture courtesy of thumbtacks from bedroom bulletin board. Memorial Day is coming up soon- perhaps there’s some 10 year-olds out there ready to provide some future historic photos for this site.  Enjoy!”
 
Brian Murphy
Elmhurst FD Engine 1 1974 Pierce

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Evergreen Park Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

This is the Evergreen Park Truck 32, a 1956 Pirsch 750/250 65′ midmount aerial truck.  Please enjoy and comment.
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1956 Pirsch 750/250 65' mid-mount quint.

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