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Markham Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

Here is more of the Markham Fire Department.  This is their 1970’s Dodge/Seagrave mini pumper.  Originally painted yellow, now black over red.  Photo taken at old station 1 on Kedzie Ave.
Enjoy and comments welcome.
Mike Summa
vintage Markham fire department squad

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Markham Fire Department history

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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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Burnham Fire Department history

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This is the Burnham Fire Dept.’s 1975 Dodge/Marion 250/100 mini pumper.  Question, the 1970’s were big for Dodge mini pumpers, every dept. seemed to have them.  But today why has Ford, and only Ford taken over?
Enjoy, Mike Summa
Burnham Fire Dept.'s 1975 Dodge/Marion 250/100 mini pumper

Burnham Fire Dept.’s 1975 Dodge/Marion 250/100 mini pumper. Mike Summa photo

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Flossmoor Fire Department history

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This is the Flossmoor Fire Dept.’s 1969 Chevy brush truck.  Sorry, no specs available.  This was photographed some 20 years later and it still looks good.  Enjoy.
Mike Summa
vintage Flossmoor Fire Department truck

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Harvey Fire Department history

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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

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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

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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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