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Oak Forest and Midlothian Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

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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Oak Forest Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

For #TBT, This is Oak Forest’s E94, a 1971 FWD/Pierce 1250/500/54′ Squrt.
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Oak Forest FD Engine 94

Oak Forest FD Engine 94 – 1971 FWD/Pierce 1250/500/54′ Squrt. Mike Summa photo

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Oak Forest Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

#TBT- Engine 92, a 1947 Pirsch 750 gpm pumper x-Waukegan.  Enjoy and comment. Mike Summa

1947 Pirsch fire engine

Oak Forest Engine 92, a 1947 Pirsch 750 gpm pumper x-Waukegan. Mike Summa photo

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Oak Forest Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

This was Oak Forest Engine 91, a 1973 FWD/Pierce 1250/750.  Built on FWD’s 4 wheel drive “Tractioneer” chassis.  On a side note, all Oak Forest apparatus purchased in the 1970’s had manual transmission.
Enjoy and comment.  Mike Summa
vintage FWD Pierce fire engine

Oak Forest Engine 91, a 1973 FWD/Pierce 1250/750.  Built on FWD’s 4 wheel drive “Tractioneer” chassis. Mike Summa photo

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