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Homer Township FPD history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

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

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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1962 Maxim “S” model pumper. It carried Maxim serial # 2308. It had a 1000-GPM pump and a 300-gallon tank. The engine companies of the era also carried a 35′ three-section ladder along with the standard 24′ and 14′ ladders. This apparatus was assigned to Engine Company 6.
 
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1962 Maxim "S" model pumper. It carried Maxim serial # 2308

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Harvey Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

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.
Mike Summa
Harvey Fire Department history

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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

The Gary Fire Department operated two 1942 American La France type 600 Series pumpers. This one was assigned originally to Engine Company 3 and in 1959 to Engine Company 9 upon opening of Station 9. It was replaced by a 1964 Maxim. It carried ALF Serial # L-1675. It had a 750-GPM pump and a 100-gallon water tank.
 
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Gary Fire Department history Engine 9

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Pierce Manufacturing history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT.  The Pierce Suburban on the Ford C chassis was popular in our area.  Enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa
Pierce Suburban 1000

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Pierce Suburban 1000

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Pierce Suburban 1000

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Pierce Suburban 1000

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Chicago Fire Department history

 From Austin Lawler for #TBT found at vintagetribune on Instagram

I came across another gem from the Vintage Tribune’s Instagram page. Hope everyone enjoys. 

vintage photo of early Chicago FD ambulance providers

Photo by Luigi Mendicino

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American LaFrance Fire Apparatus history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-The company that changed the American fire service. For years the most recognized fire apparatus.  Its demise will be debated for years.  Here are some samples from a late 1970’s catalog.  Enjoy.
Mike Summa
American LaFrance fire truck brochure

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American LaFrance fire truck brochure

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American LaFrance fire truck brochure

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American LaFrance fire truck brochure

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American LaFrance fire truck brochure

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Maxim Fire Apparatus history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-A real orphan fire apparatus in the Chicago area is the Maxim.  Not many were purchased.  Enjoy.
Mike Summa
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

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

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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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

The Gary FD operated this 1950 American LaFrance 700 series pumper. It had a 1000-GPM pump and a 300-gallon booster tank.

Gary Fire Department history

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. It was originally assigned to Truck Company 5 in Glen Park and later to Engine Company 11 in Miller.

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