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Homer Township FPD history

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For TBT- Homer Twp. Tanker 817, a 1950’s IHC R/ ?.  Sorry, no specs.  Photo taken at the IHC plant in Melrose Park.
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Homer Township FPD history

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Harvey Fire Department history

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For TBT-  Harvey District 3, now MABAS 24 utilized this former Chevy school bus as a canteen unit. Photo taken in the early 1980’s after a parade.  Enjoy.
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Harvey Fire Department history

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Maxim Fire Apparatus history

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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

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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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