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Morton Grove Fire Department history

This from Larry Shapiro for #TBT:

For #TBT, here are some shots of vintage Morton Grove fire apparatus as I was going up on the north shore. I was unable to get my hands on the specs when I submitted these.

vintage conventional Pirsch fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Morton Grove FD Ford squad truck

Larry Shapiro photo

vintage custom Pirsch fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

custom Pirsch 85' mid-mount quint

Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Hendrickson 1871C/E-ONE fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

Hendrickson 1871S chassis fire engine from E-ONE

Larry Shapiro photo

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Down memory lane …

From Steve Redick:

  • Some Morton Grove rigs … the old squad and the Pirsch quint … followed those rigs when they were brand new on my 2 wheeler bike … those were the days … Morton Grove Engine 5 Hendrickson E1 …

  • Summit’s old squad … I loved those old Gerstenschlager type units …

  • CFD H&L2 just after being vacated … no longer standing …

I kinda like looking at these old shots … if you enjoy these photos, why not share some memories with the rest of us ….

Steve

 

Morton Grove Fire Department history

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Morton Grove Fire Department history

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Morton Grove Fire Department history

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Morton Grove Fire Department history

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Summit Fire Department history

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Chicago Fire Department history

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Down memory lane …

This from Steve Redick:

I was doing some scanning from the “wayback” files and found a few you might like to see…

The first was a huge pile of RR ties in Bensenville that burned for hours and hours..early 80s. Got some rig shots including the old Bensenville International Squad rig..I remember at this fire the oxygen levels near it got low and one fireman started acting very erratically til they got him into better atmosphere..very strange but no one thought of using masks at an outside fire back then.

I got a lot of interest in the Elk Grove tiller shot too…..

Found a coupla shots of some Mt Prospect rigs, and the Wood Dale truck

Also a fire in a trailer in Morton Grove at the old OCC site (Oakton Community College)

All these should be from the early 80s and shot on Kodacolor negative film…

Steve

Bensenville Fire Department history

Bensenville engine. Steve Redick photo

Railroad ties on fire in the 1980s.

Railroad ties on fire in the 1980s. Steve Redick photo

Wood Dale Fire Department history

Wood Dale Pirsch ladder truck. Steve Redick photo

Railroad ties on fire in the 1980s.

Railroad ties on fire in the 1980s. Steve Redick photo

Bensenville squad. Steve Redick photo

Bensenville squad. Steve Redick photo

Elmhurst Fire Department history

Elmhurst Mack CF engine. Steve Redick photo

Elmhurst Fire Department history

Another shot of the Elmhurst engine. Steve Redick photo

Leyden Township FPD history

Leyden Township Hendrickson/FMC engine. Steve Redick photo

Elk Grove Village Fire Department history

Elk Grove Village Pirsch TDA. Steve Redick photo

Mount Prospect Fire Department history

Mount Prospect American LaFrance engine. Steve Redick photo

Mount Prospect Fire Department history

Mount Prospect American LaFrance engine. Steve Redick photo

Mount Prospect Fire Department history

Mount Prospect squad 543. Steve Redick photo

Morton Grove Fire Department history

Morton Grove engine with burned out trailer. Steve Redick photo

 

 

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Morton Grove Fire Department History

As a follow up  to Monday’s posting of historical photos from Morton Grove, Bill Friedrich submitted a picture of the engine that was featured in 1958.

Morton Grove Fire Department history 1952 engine

This 1952 engine had a blue roof.

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Morton Grove Fire Department History

Bill Friedrich submitted some staged photos from October of 1958 highlighting the Morton Grove Fire Department.

Morton Grove Fire Department history

Morton Grove Fire Department history - 1958 ambulance inhalator

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