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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

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 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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Crete Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

TBT-Crete Fire Dept.’s #702, a 1970’s IHC/Pierce ( unknown specs.)  I found this interesting because it was not built on a Dodge chassis.
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Crete FD vintage fire truck

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Orland Fire Protection District history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT here is Orland Truck 120, a 1975 ALF 0/0/ 100′ rearmount.  A few years later I took this picture after rehab.
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Orland FPD Truck 120 - 1975 American LaFrance Ladder Chief 100' rearmount

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Orland FPD vintage American LaFrance Ladder Chief rehab

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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1977 International / Ward LaFrance pumper. It carried WLF serial # 73-1124, had a 750 GPM pump and a 1000 Gallon tank. It was assigned to Engine Co. 9 , and then to Eng.Co.11.

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977 International / Ward LaFrance pumper

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Gary Fire Department history (more)

more from Wayne Stuart:

Gentlemen just ask and you may receive,  I just so happen to have a couple of photos of the Snorkel at work. Photos of it working were pretty rare back in those days. It originally ran as the downtown Truck Company out of Station 1. The first fire was at 10th & Broadway in the late 60’s, not sure where the second fire took place, may have been on Washington St. in the 500 block in the same era.The third photo was it’s last resting place, again not sure of the location.

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1960s major fire in Gary Indiana

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Vintage fire scene in Gary, IN

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vintage Gary FD Maxim Snorkel as junk

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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart fro #TBT

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1963 Maxim/Snorkel. It had an 85′ boom and carried Maxim serial #2414. It ran as Snorkel Co.1 for many years. It was rebuilt and modified numerous times.

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1963 Maxim/Snorkel. It had an 85' boom and carried Maxim serial #2414.

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Mokena FPD history

This from Mike Summa:

For TBT-Mokena’s Trk 12, a  1998 Seagrave 1750/500/75′.  Do not know if still on departments roster.
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Mokena FPD Trk 12 - 1998 Seagrave 1750/500/75'

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