Posts Tagged Pirsch fire engine

Evanston Fire Department history

for #throwbackthursday – classic apparatus and ambulance photos from the Evanston Fire Department

vintage Evanston FD ambulance

Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Evanston FD ambulance

Perhaps Evanston’s first modular ambulance. Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Evanston FD ambulance

Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Evanston FD fire engine

Evanston Engine 21. Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Evanston FD fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Evanston FD fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Evanston FD fire engine

Jeff Rudolph photo

vintage Evanston FD fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Evanston FD Seagrave ladder truck

Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Pirsch tractor-drawn ladder truck in Evanston IL

Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Evanston FD Squad 21

Larry Shapiro photo

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Worth Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

Hello,
Remembering the Worth Fire Department.  This is a 1978 Hendrickson/Pirsch 1500/500.  Engine #6703.  Just wanted to share,
Thank you,
Mike S.
Worth Fire Department Hendrickson Pirsch fire engine

Remembering the Worth Fire Department. This is a 1978 Hendrickson/Pirsch 1500/500. Engine #6703. Mike Summa photo

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Vintage fire scene from Villa Park

This from Brian Murphy:

These photos are of a single-family house fire on the west side of Villa Park, taken during a very cold and snowy winter afternoon in the early- to mid-1990’s. At the time the pictures were taken, units from Villa Park (including call-backs), Elmhurst, Lombard, and Addison were either on-scene or en route. Unsure if it was a General Alarm or a First-Level MABAS Box.
All photos were taken using a 35mm pocket camera- no digital or smartphones back then!  Hope you enjoy the brief trip down memory lane!
I will send more as time permits!
Best Regards,
Brian Murphy
winter fire scene circa 1990

Line off of the rear of first-due engine from Villa Park Northside fire station. Brian Murphy photo

winter fire scene circa 1990

Fire venting through the roof; in foreground is Villa Park Engine 4 (reserve rig). Brian Murphy photo

winter fire scene circa 1990

Note smoke hanging low to ground- very cold day! Also note 2 1/2″ supply line from hydrant down the block at corner. Brian Murphy photo

winter fire scene circa 1990

Lots of cold smoke. Villa Park Engine 5 in background- late 60’s or early 70’s Pirsch. Brian Murphy photo

vintage custom Pirsch fire engine

Villa Park Engine 4- late 60’s or early 70’s Pirsch, similar to Engine 5. Brian Murphy photo

vintage custom Pirsch fire engine

Engine 4- officer’s side. Brian Murphy photo

Mack CF Pirsch aerial ladder

Elmhurst Truck 1- 1977 Mack/Pirsch 100′ aerial ladder. Refurbished late 80’s or early 90’s by RPI . Brian Murphy photo

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Evergreen Park house fire 6-9-13

This from Josh Boyajian:

Evergreen Park had a working fire yesterday @ 9337 s Trumbull. Engine 49 arrived onscene with smoke showing from the second floor. They made a quick knock while Truck 44 made the roof and vented. I got there about 45 into it. Here are a couple shots i took! Thanks Josh

 

Oak Lawn Fire Department

Josh Boyajian photo

Evergreen Park Fire Department

Josh Boyajian photo

Evergreen Park Fire Department

Josh Boyajian photo

Evergreen Park Fire Department

Josh Boyajian photo

Evergreen Park Fire Department

Josh Boyajian photo

Evergreen Park Fire Department

Josh Boyajian photo

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