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Flossmoor Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-This is the Flossmoor Fire Dept.’s Engine 1340, a 1982 Ford L/Pirsch 1250/400.
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vintage Pirsch fire engine

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Thornton Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT- The Thornton Fire Dept. once utilized this Ford C/Pierce as Truck 74, then Truck 747.  I have no specs on the truck so anyone out there please feel free to inform us.
Thank you, Mike Summa
Vintage photo of a Ford C/Pierce Tele-Squrt

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Sauk Village Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT- Here is Sauk Village’s Snorkel #507, a 1980 Hendrikson/3-D 1250/0/65′.
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65' Snorkel

Sauk Village’s Snorkel #507, a 1980 Hendrikson/3-D 1250/0/65′.
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and from our archives:

Sauk Village fire department history

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Sauk Village fire department history

Bill Friedrich photo

Sauk Village fire department history

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Homewood Fire Department history (more)

This from Wayne Stuart in addition to Homewood Fire Department history

1961 FWD/Pierce 1000-0-65' Pittman Snorkel

Wayne Stuart collection

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Homewood Fire Department history

This fro Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-This is the Homewood Fire Dept.’s 1961 FWD/Pierce 1000-0-65′ Snorkel.
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1961 FWD/Pierce 1000-0-65' Pittman Snorkel

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Clark Oil Refinery historic apparatus photo

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-The Clark Oil Refinery in Blue Island once utilized this 1960’s GMC/?, I am guessing National Foam with unknown specs. Please feel free to add any information. (photo courtesy BI Historical)
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vintage Clark Oil Refinery fire truck

photo courtesy Blue Island Historical

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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

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vintage Morton Grove FD Ford squad truck

Larry Shapiro photo

vintage custom Pirsch fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

custom Pirsch 85' mid-mount quint

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vintage Hendrickson 1871C/E-ONE fire engine

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Hendrickson 1871S chassis fire engine from E-ONE

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Frankfort FPD history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT- Here is Frankfort Tanker 717, a Ford L of unknown age, make and size.  The second photo is Tanker 727, a 1992 IHC/Monroe.  Please feel free to add information concerning these two.
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Frankfort FPD Tanker 717

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Frankfort FPD Tanker 727

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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

This is the American LaFrance brochure for the first 900 Series rear-mount ladder that was  produced. It was purchased by the GFD at the FDIC in Memphis in 1968. It carried ALF Serial # 12-1-1132.

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American LaFrance Ladder Chief brochure cover

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Vintage Chicago FD

This from Eric Haak:

For #TBT. I wanted to share these great color images taken in the Summer of 1963 of Truck 49 and Engine 126 outside of their quarters. No idea who the lucky young man is.

Vintage photo of Chicago FD H&L 49 circa 1950

photographer unknown

Vintage photo of Chicago FD Engine 126 circa 1950

photographer unknown

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