Posts Tagged Mike Summa

Harvey Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

This is the Harvey Fire Dept. Engine 5, a 1960 FWD 1000/500.  At one time Harvey had 8 FWD chassis rigs from 1950-1972.  Enjoy and comment.
Harvey Fire Dept. Engine 5 a 1960 FWD fire engine

Harvey Fire Dept. Engine 5, a 1960 FWD 1000/500. Mike Summa photo

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Blue Island Fire Department history

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Hello,
This is Blue Island’s engine 2133, a 1960 ALF 1500/500.  In 1984, it was involved in a traffic accident.  It was sent to ALF to have a Century cab installed.  It remained in service until 2007, when it was replaced by a 2007 HME.  An amazing 47 years in service.  Enjoy!
–Mike Summa
Blue Island FD Engine 2123

Blue Island Engine 2133 – 1960 ALF 1500/500 after refurb with a Century cab. Mike Summa photo

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Dixmoor Fire Department history

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Hello,
This is Dixmoor’s Squad 2405.  It is a 1990 IHC/Frontline Squad.  Since they went out of business, I don’t know what became of it.  Just wanted to share,
Enjoy,
–Mike Summa
Dixmoor FD old fire truck

Dixmoor’s Squad 2405. It is a 1990 IHC/Frontline Squad. Mike Summa photo

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Alsip Fire Department history

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Hello,
This is Alsip’s 1965? ALF pumper.  Unknown specs.  What I do like about it is the light on the roof.  Didn’t Chicago have lights like this?  What was the name of this light unit?  Enjoy, and comment if you’d like.
–Mike Summa
Alsip Fire Department American LaFrance fire engine

Mike Summa photo

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Blue Island Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

Hello,
This is Blue Island Truck 2104.  It started as a 1951 ALF 85-foot Quint.  In 1980, this was sent to ALF again in University Park to have a new Century cab installed.  It was the first unit to have a white top, which is a Blue Island hallmark now.  This was in service until 1997, when a new E-One tower was purchased, a remarkable 46 years of continuous service and durability.  Enjoy!
–Mike Summa
Blue Island Fire Department 1951 American LaFrance fire truck

Mike Summa photo

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Alsip Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

Hello,
These are pictures of Alsip’s 2 bumper-pumpers.  They are mid 1970s Ford/Darley?  Interesting in the pre-Seagrave era.  Feel free to add to any information,
Mike Summa
historic fire engine photo from Alsip IL

Vintage Alsip Fire Department fire engine. Mike Summa photo

Alsip fire department history

Vintage Alsip Fire Department fire engine. Mike Summa photo

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East Hazel Crest Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

Hello,
This is East Hazel Crest’s Engine 1670, a 1968 FWD 750/500.  This is my idea of a fire engine should look like.  I really like this one, and wanted to share.  Enjoy!
Mike Summa
1968 FWD fire engine

East Hazel Crest Engine 1670 – 1968 FWD 750/500. Mike Summa photo

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Calumet Park Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

Hello,
This is Calumet Park’s former engine 2213, a 1980 American LaFrance 1250/500.  Enjoy, please feel free to comment.
Thank you,
Mike Summa
Calumet Park FD history

Calumet Park’s former Engine 2213, a 1980 American LaFrance 1250/500. Mike Summa photo

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New Lenox FPD history

This from Mike Summa:

Hello,
This is New Lenox FPD engine 1611, which is a 1981 Spartan/FMC, 1500/750.  Please feel free to comment, and enjoy!
Thank you,
Mike Summa
vintage New Lenox FD fire engine

New Lenox FPD Engine 1611 – 1981 Spartan/FMC 1500/750. Mike Summa photo

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Hometown Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

Hello,
This is Hometown FPD 1972 Ford/Morris 100/150.  This is Squad 456.  Enjoy and feel free to comment,
Thank you,
Mike S.
Hometown FD history

Hometown FPD Squad 456 – 1972 Ford/Morris 100/150. Mike Summa photo

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