Posts Tagged Mike Summa

Palos Fire Protection District history

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The backbone of many fire departments in the 1950’s.  Palos Fire Dist. Tanker 6316, a 1955 Mack B85/Bean 750-1000.  Enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa
1955 Mack B85/Bean fire engine

Palos Fire Dist. Tanker 6316 – 1955 Mack B85/Bean 750/1000. Mike Summa photo

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As seen around … Posen

This from Mike Summa:

Caught the Posen truck at the recent Independence Day parade in Midlothian.  Posen Truck 2804, a 2007 Pierce Dash 1500/475/105′.
Mike Summa
Posen FD Truck 2804

Posen FD Truck 2804. Mike Summa photo

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Bridgeview Fire Department history

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TBT  This was Bridgeview’s E15, a 1970 Pierce/Oshkosh 1500/500.  Enjoy and comment.
Bridgeview FD E15, a 1970 Pierce/Oshkosh 1500/500

Bridgeview FD E15, a 1970 Pierce/Oshkosh 1500/500. Mike Summa photo

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Evergreen Park Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

For throwback Thursday here is Evergreen Park’s Engine 50, a 1972 Pirsch.  How come Chicago never purchased any of this model?  Enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa
Evergreen Park FD Engine 50

Evergreen Park’s Engine 50, a 1972 Pirsch. Mike Summa photo

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Chicago Ridge Fire Department history

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This was Chicago Ridge’s Mack/Pirsch ladder truck.  I do not know the specs, so feel free to inform.  Looks a lot like the Backdraft movie truck.  Enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa
vintage Pirsch ladder truck on a Mack CF chassis

Mike Summa photo

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Beecher Fire Department history

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For #throwbackthursday, here is Beecher’s 1960’s ALF/Pioneer.  Not too many of this model could be found in the south suburbs.  The only other one I ever saw was in Glenwood.  Please enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa
vintage photo of American LaFrance Pioneer fire engine

Beecher FD American LaFrance pioneer engine. Mike Summa photo

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Harvey Fire Department history

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For throwback Thursday, a picture of the Harvey Fire Dept.’s Truck 2, a 1984 Spartan/Pierreville 1250/250/110′. Enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa

 

Spartan Pierreville 110' quint fire truck

Harvey Fire Dept.’s Truck 2, a 1984 Spartan/Pierreville 1250/250/110′. ike Summa photo

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New Lenox FPD history

This from Mike Summa:

This was New Lenox E1621, a 1984 Spartan/Pirsch 1500/1000.  Enjoy and comment
Mike Summa
New Lenox FPD history

New Lenox E1621, a 1984 Spartan/Pirsch 1500/1000. Mike Summa 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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Orland Fire Protection District history

This from Mike Summa:

This is Orland FPD’s E6083.  It started life I believe as a 1971 American LaFrance 1500/500.  As the picture shows it was rehabbed in 1988 with a Century 2000 cab.  Please enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa
Orland FPD American LaFrance fire engine

Mike Summa photo

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