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Maxim Fire Apparatus history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-A real orphan fire apparatus in the Chicago area is the Maxim.  Not many were purchased.  Enjoy.
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vintage Maxim fire truck brochure

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vintage Maxim fire truck brochure

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vintage Maxim fire truck brochure

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Fire service history … Emergency One

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-In the 1970s an upstart company decided to enter the fire apparatus field and challenge the establishment.  Here are some examples of their early apparatus.
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early Emergency One fire truck brochure

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early Emergency One fire truck brochure

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early Emergency One fire truck brochure

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early Emergency One fire truck brochure

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Mack Fire Truck History

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For #TBT-Mack Fire Trucks were a big part of the fire service.  Here are some samples from the 1970s.
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classic Mack fire truck brochure

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classic Mack fire truck brochure

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classic Mack fire truck brochure

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classic Mack fire truck brochure

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classic Mack fire truck brochure

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Roberts Park FPD history

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For TBT-Roberts Park Squad 304, a 1977 Mack/Marion 250/500.
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Roberts Park FPD history

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Hazel Crest Fire Department history

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For TBT- Hazel Crest’s 1981 IHC CO-1910/Welch 500/400 Squad.  Repainted white over red at a later date.
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Hazel Crest Fire Department history

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Peotone Fire Protection District history

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For TBT-This is the Peotone FPD’s Squad 2726, a 1970’s Mack MB/unknown body.
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vintage Mack MB fire truck

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MABAS Division 24 history

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For TBT- At one time the Third District, now MABAS 24 housed their Haz Mat truck at Oak Forest Station 2. # 9901, a 1970’s Ford F series pulling a trailer of unknown origin.  The Ford looks to be a retired Northern Illinois Gas truck.  If anyone knows differently please feel free to add your opinion.
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Division 24 Third District Haz Mat Unit,

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Division 24 Third District Haz Mat Unit,

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Oak Forest and Midlothian Fire Department history

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For TBT- Two fire departments side by side who have/had the same type of equipment.  Oak Forest Engine 94, a 1971 FWD/Pierce 1250/500 w/54′ Squrt.  Midlothian Engine 2, a 1973 Seagrave 1250/300 w/ 54′ Squrt.  The Oak Forest engine is gone, but Midlothian had Pierce rehab their unit in 1994 with a Pierce Arrow cab and upgrade its engine into 1500/500.  Are there any more Squrts out there?
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vintage Seagrave 54' Squrt

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Seagrave 54' Squrt

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Pierce Arrow  54' Squrt

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54' Squrt flowing water

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Orland FPD history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

With the recent addition in Orland of Rescue 2 I thought I would share some photos of previous rescue trucks, some still in service.
Photo 1-#113, a  1976 Ford C-Emergency One 250/500
Photo 2-#123, a 1980’s GMC-E-One, unknown specs.
Photo 3-#2, a 1992 Ford/Darley
Photo #4, 6005, a 1988 Kenworth/Saulsbury
Photo #5, 6085 or Squad 5, a 1999 Ford/USV Motorhome, Dive & Water Rescue
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1976 Ford C-Emergency One 250/500

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1980's GMC-E-One mini squad

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1992 Ford/Darley mini rescue squad

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1988 Kenworth/Saulsbury

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1999 Ford/USV Motorhome, Dive & Water Rescue

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Riverdale Fire Department history

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For TBT- Before the invasion of the FWD’s, Riverdale Engine 831 was this 900 series American LaFrance, spec unknown.
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900 series American LaFrance

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