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Orland Park Volunteer Fire Department history (more)

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT- Here is a picture of a Orland Park Vol. Fire Dept. tanker.  Looks to be built on a IHC chassis, with overhead ladders.  Photo courtesy Orland Park Historical Society.
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Orland Park Volunteer Fire Department

From the Orland Park Historical Society

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Blue Island Fire Department History

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-Blue Island Engine 3, a 1952 American LaFrance 1000/300. I took this picture at Station 2 on Division St. where it was assigned from when the station was built till 1973.
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Blue Island Fire Department history

Blue Island Engine 3 – 1952 American LaFrance 1000/300. Mike Summa photo

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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1927 Magirus 85′ aerial ladder. It carried Magirus serial # 28536. It ran as Truck Company 1 and Truck Company 8.

collection of wayne stuart

1927 Magirus 85' aerial ladder.

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1927 Magirus 85′ aerial ladder. It carried Magirus serial # 28536. It ran as Truck Company 1 and Truck Company 8. collection of wayne stuart

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Northlake FPD history

This from Larry Shapiro for #TBT:

Northlake FPD, IL – Engine 807 – 1979 Ford C8000/Emergency One 1250/750 so #1134 (one of two twins)

Northlake FPD, IL - Engine 807 - 1979 Ford C8000/Emergency One 1250/750 so #1134

Northlake Engine 807. Larry Shapiro photo

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Bedford Park Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT- Bedford Park Engine 707, a 1960’s Seagrave.  Unknown specs.
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Bedford Park FD history

Bedford Park Engine 707, a 1960’s Seagrave.  Mike Summa photo

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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1973 Mack (CF685F10) pumper, serial# 1591. It had a 1000 GPM pump and a 300 Gallon tank. It ran as Engine Company 9 for many years.

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1973 Mack (CF685F10) pumper, serial# 1591

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1973 Mack (CF685F10) pumper, serial# 1591. It had a 1000 GPM pump and a 300 Gallon tank. It ran as Engine Company 9 for many years.
wayne stuart photo

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Hazel Crest Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-Hazel Crest once utilized this 1967 Sutphen aerial tower.
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1967 Sutphen aerial tower ladder

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Roberts Park FPD history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT- Squad 304, a 1970’s Mack MB, specs unknown.

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Roberts Park FPD history

Mike Summa photo

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Chicago Fire Department history

Found at vintagetribune on Instagram:

Original caption alert: Soon the only “snorting steeds” that will rush forth from Chicago fire houses at the sound of the gong will be the kind that feed on gasoline. Engine company No. 11 is the last station to be motorized. Dobbin, the horse at left, and his mate, Tip Top, have been ordered sold, circa 1923. It will be hard parting, for the horses are more than mere working companions. Left to right are Fireman James F. Kelly, Lieut. William Both, and Fireman Frank O Leary. #vintagechicago

Chicago FD ends horse drawn era

from vintage tribune on Instagram

thanks Austin

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Schiller Park FD history

This from Larry Shapiro for #TBT:

Classic conventional Pirsch engine from Schiller Park as Engine 453

Schiller Park FD history conventional Pirsch Engine 453

Larry Shapiro photomore vintage Schiller Park photos were posted are HERE

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