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Vintage fire truck photos

This from Ron Wolkoff for #TBT:

From my collection. Sorry I don’t have any further info.

vintage yellow Pierce Arrow fire trucks

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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

The Gary Fire Department operated two of these 1970 American LaFrance 900 series ladders. They had 100′ ladders and  200 gallon booster tanks. This one carried ALF serial # 2-1-2323 and was assigned to Truck Co. 2. These photos are pre and post rehab in 1982. It was rather unique because the cab roof was cut out to lower the overall height of the rig to accommodate the low door height of the apparatus bay. It was one of the few Gary apparatus that remained in it’s original assignment for the majority of its career.

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1970 American LaFrance 900 series 100' ladder with a  200-gallon booster tank. This one carried ALF serial # 2-1-2323.

1970 American LaFrance 900 series 100′ Ladder Chief with a  200-gallon booster tank. This one carried ALF serial # 2-1-2323. Wayne Stuart photo

1970 American LaFrance 900 series 100' Ladder Chief with a  200-gallon booster tank. This one carried ALF serial # 2-1-2323

1970 American LaFrance 900 series 100′ Ladder Chief with a  200-gallon booster tank. This one carried ALF serial # 2-1-2323. Wayne Stuart photo

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Mount Prospect Fire Department history

This from Larry Shapiro for #TBT:

here are some vintage Mount Prospect fire trucks when the were white over yellow for #TBT

vintage American LaFrance fire engine

Mount Prospect FD Engine 515. Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Ford/WS Darley fire engine

Mount Prospect FD rngine. Larry Shapiro photo

American LaFrance Century Series fire engine

Mount Prospect FD Engine 516. Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Hendrickson Pierce fire engine

Mount Prospect FD Engine 518 – 1795 Hendrickson 1871S/Pierce. Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Hendrickson Pierce fire engine

Mount Prospect FD Engine 517. Larry Shapiro photo

vintage fire department squad truck

Mount Prospect FD Squad 543. Larry Shapiro photo

vintage American LaFrance mid-mount ladder chief fire truck

Mount Prospect FD Truck 531. Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Duplex/FMC/LTI mid-mount aerial ladder truck

Mount Prospect FD Truck 530. Larry Shapiro photo

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Vintage 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 12-6-01

This from Larry Shapiro for #TBT:

Here are several shots from a 3-11 Alarm fire and EMS Plan 1 at 4344 N Winchester that occurred on 12/6/01. Featured are older apparatus, many of which were new at the time and are now gone or in reserve status. One shot features all three LTI tower ladders in near mint condition. Squad 2 and Tower 5 were less than a year old at the time.

Chicago FD tower ladders staged at fire scene

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3-11 Alarm fire at 4344 N Winchester 12/6/01

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Chicago FD Squad 2 -02000 HME/Central States

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

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Gary Fire Department history

From Wayne Stuart for #tbt

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1970 American LaFrance 900 Series pumper Serial #2-1-2321. It was originally assigned to Engine Co. 4. It was rehabbed in 1982 and a  1000 Series cab was installed.The roof was also painted Navy blue. It was then assigned to Engine Co.1 for the rest of it’s career.

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1970 American LaFrance 900 Series pumper Serial #2-1-2321

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1970 American LaFrance 900 Series pumper Serial #2-1-2321. It was originally assigned to Engine Co. 4. It was rehabbed in 1982 and a 1000 Series cab was installed.The roof was also painted Navy blue. It was then assigned to Engine Co.1 for the rest of it’s career. wayne stuart photo

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Markham Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-The Markham Fire Dept.’s Engine 1531, a 900 series American LaFrance with unknown specs. Photo taken in front of then station 1 off Kedzie Ave.
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Markham FD Engine 1531 - 900 Series American LaFrance pumper

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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1977 Mack CF685 model, Serial #CFA1852. It had a Thibault 100′ ladder and a 300 Gallon booster tank. It was originally built for Washington Township FD in Marion County Indiana, however the deal fell thru and the GFD purchased it. It was assigned to Truck Co.1, and later on to Truck Co.4. It served many years until the top fly of the ladder failed at an extra alarm fire.The FD shops removed the damaged top fly section and it ran for a few more years as a 75′ ladder.

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Gary Fire Department historic fire truck

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Phoenix Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-The Phoenix Fire Dept.’s E1706, a 1985 Kenworth/FMC 1000/750.
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FMC Omega pumper

Phoenix Engine 1706 – 1985 Kenworth/FMC Omega 1000/750.
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Blue Island Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

 TBT-Not an apparatus photo, but a question for fire buffs?  Two Blue Island firemen posed in front of their station.  What is that pump behind them?  Air or Gas?
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Blue island Fire Department history

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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1936 Ford hose wagon. It was designated as the HIGH PRESSURE UNIT and carried 1000 feet of 2 1/2″ hose plus it’s two mounted deck guns. It was quartered with Engine Company 3 and then with Engine & Truck Company 8.  It responded to all extra alarms in the city. It was in service into the early 60’s and was on occasion used as a spare apparatus.

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The Gary Fire Department operated this 1936 Ford hose wagon. It was designated as the HIGH PRESSURE UNIT and carried 1000 feet of 2 1/2" hose plus it's two mounted deck guns.

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1936 Ford hose wagon. It was designated as the HIGH PRESSURE UNIT and carried 1000 feet of 2 1/2″ hose plus it’s two mounted deck guns. It was quartered with Engine Company 3 and then with Engine & Truck Company 8.  It responded to all extra alarms in the city. It was in service into the early 60’s and was on occasion used as a spare apparatus.
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