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Oak Brook Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT- Oak Brook Fire Dept. #916.  Photo taken at a fire muster in Downers Grove in the early 1990’s.  And that is all I know.  If anyone can fill in the blanks, please do so.
Mike Summa
Oak Brook FD Engine 916, a custom Peter Pirsch pumper with a 50' Boardman Readi-Tower aerial

Mike Summa photo

And from our archives

Oak Brook FD Engine 912, a custom Peter Pirsch pumper with a 50' Boardman Readi-Tower aerial #larryshapiro

Custom Pirsch engine with 50′ Boardman Readi-Tower aerial. Larry Shapiro photo

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Rosemont Fire Department / Public Safety Department history

This from Larry Shapiro fort #TBT:

Since the site has been highlighting Rosemont apparatus being sold and replaced, here’s a bit of Rosemont FWD history for #TBT

vintage FWD fire engine in Rosemont IL

Larry Shapiro photo

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Munster Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT- Munster, Indiana Engine 3, a 1987 Mack/Boyer 1500/750.
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1987 Mack MC/Boyer fire engine

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Harvey Fire Department history

From Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-Harvey Fire Dept.’s Engine 1, a 1990 Pierce Lance 1250/500/50′ Tele-Squrt.
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1990 Pierce Lance Tele-Squrt

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Posen Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-Posen Squad 2823, a 1991 Pierce Lance rescue pumper with a Waterous 1500-GPM pump and a 500-gallon tank.
Mike Summa
1991 Pierce Lance rescue pumper

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And from the Chicagoareafire.com files:

1991 Pierce Lance super command cab pumper

Larry Shapiro photo

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Alsip Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-Alsip E2053, a 1986 Spartan/Grumman 1500/500/50′ Tele-Squrt
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1986 Spartan Gladiator - Grumman 50' Tele-Squrt

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Alsip FD Engine 2053

Another shot taken in 2007. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

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Naperville Fire Department history

From Steve Redick for #TBT:

A classic advertisement I found in my archives

Naperville FD Ahrens Fox pumper

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Tinley Park Fire Department history

This from Mile Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-Tinley Park Squad 202, a 1966 Ford P-200 step van.  Amazing how a relatively simple van like this evolved into today’s huge, fully loaded squads.
Mike Summa
Tinley Park FD history

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Frankfort FPD history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-Frankfort Trk. 719, unknown year KME 102′.  I am not sure of any specific details.  I would be happy to hear any information about this unit.
Mike Summa
Frankfort FP history

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-18-94

This from Dennis McGuire, Jr. for #TBT:

Flash back to January 18th, 1994 when the high reached only 11 below zero, following a morning low of minus 21 and yielding a daily average temperature of minus 16. On Chicago’s south side, fire companies were battling a 2-11 in a 4 story apartment building at 8049-59 S St. Lawrence.

Firefighters battle fire in frigid weather

Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

More photos HERE

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