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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

Brian Murphy photo

 

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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.
Mike Summa
1956 Pirsch 750/250 65' mid-mount quint.

Mike Summa photo

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Midlothian Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

Found this neat picture on the Midlothian FD facebook page.  A great picture of their department from the 1960’s.  I do think the Ford sitting there is an old Chicago Fire Patrol truck from the 50’s.  Please comment and enjoy.
Midlothian Fire Department history

Midlothian Fire Department history

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Markham Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

This is the Markham Fire Department’s Truck 55, a 1955 FWD/Geesink.  When yellow was mellow.
Thanks, Mike Summa
Markham Fire Department's Truck 55, a 1955 FWD/Geesink

Markham Fire Department’s Truck 55, a 1955 FWD/Geesink. Mike Summa photo

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Miller Woods Fire Protection District history

This from Mike Summa:

Hello,
This was part of the Miller Woods Fire Protection District near Steger, Illinois.  I believe it to be a mid-1960s GMC van.  I know that it’s not a fire truck, but I just think that it’s neat looking.  Unique.  I hope that others will enjoy,
Thank you,
Mike S.
Miller Woods Volunteer Fire Department

From the Miller Woods Volunteer Fire Department. Mike Summa photo

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New Lenox Fire Protection District history

This from Mike Summa:

Hello,
This is the New Lenox Fire Protection District 1976 Pemfab/Conestoga/LTI 750/0/100′.  Hope that you enjoy, feel free to comment.
Thank you,
Mike S.
Pemfab Wedge LTI aerial

New Lenox Fire Protection District 1976 Pemfab/Conestoga/LTI 750/0/100′. Mike Summa photo

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Skokie Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart:

The Niles Center Fire Department, later renamed the Skokie Fire Department operated this 1937 Peter Pirsch Model 15 with a 60′ aerial and a 750-GPM pump.
From the Wayne Stuart collection
1937 Peter Pirsch Model 15

The Niles Center Fire Department, later renamed the Skokie Fire Department operated this 1937 Peter Pirsch Model 15 with a 60′ aerial and a 750-GPM pump.
From the Wayne Stuart collection

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Wheeling Fire Department history

From Drew Smith:

Wheeling Township Fire Protection District tower ladder .. circa 1972

Wheeling Township Fire Protection District tower ladder .. circa 1972

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Dixmoor Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

Hello,
This is from the Dixmoor Fire Department.  It is a 1953 Chevy/DARLEY 500-GPM panel truck.  The booster inside is 200 feet of 1 1/2 inch hose.  I guess for it’s time, this was state-of-the-art and fit the requirements of this department.  Hope you enjoy,
Mike S.
Dixmoor FD history

Dixmoor FD, 1953 Chevy/DARLEY 500-GPM panel truck. Mike Summa photo

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