Posts Tagged vintage fire truck photo

Alsip Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

This was the Alsip Fire Dept.’s Engine 2013, a 1989 FMC Sentinel 1250/1000 with a 4 Door IHC S4900 cab.
Mike Summa
FMC Sentinel fire engine

Mike Summa photo

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Homewood Fire Department history

From Mike Summa:

Homewood Fire Dept.’s E16, a 1960 Mack C95 1000/500 Quad. Enjoy.

Homewood FD 1960 Mack C95 quad

Homewood Fire Dept.’s E16, a 1960 Mack C95 1000/500 Quad. Mike Summa photo

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Bridgeview Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

TBT  This was Bridgeview’s E15, a 1970 Pierce/Oshkosh 1500/500.  Enjoy and comment.
Bridgeview FD E15, a 1970 Pierce/Oshkosh 1500/500

Bridgeview FD E15, a 1970 Pierce/Oshkosh 1500/500. Mike Summa photo

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Beecher Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

For #throwbackthursday, here is Beecher’s 1960’s ALF/Pioneer.  Not too many of this model could be found in the south suburbs.  The only other one I ever saw was in Glenwood.  Please enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa
vintage photo of American LaFrance Pioneer fire engine

Beecher FD American LaFrance pioneer engine. Mike Summa photo

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Evergreen Park Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

This is the Evergreen Park Truck 32, a 1956 Pirsch 750/250 65′ midmount aerial truck.  Please enjoy and comment.
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1956 Pirsch 750/250 65' mid-mount quint.

Mike Summa photo

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Olympia Gardens Vol. Fire Dept. History

This from Mike Summa:

This was the Olympia Gardens Mack engine.  I do not know specs, but I think it could be X South Chicago Hts. This department was near Western Ave. and Joe Orr Road near Chicago Heights and went out of business in the 90’s.

vintage L-Model Mack pumper

Mike Summa photo

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Markham Fire Department history (more)

This from Larry Shapiro:

Following up on the post from Mike Summa showing a later version the Markahm FD Dodge/Seagrave squad, here’s an early photo of it as Squad 55 in the original yellow.

vintage photo of Markham Fire Department (IL) Squad 55 in the original color built by Seagrave on a Dodge chassis

Markham FD Squad 55. Larry Shapiro photo

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Calumet City Fire Department History

This from Wayne Stuart:

The Calumet City Fire Department operated this 1937 American La France quad from 3/31/1937 until 1972. It was a Type 475 RDB, 750 GPM  rotary gear pump with an 88-gallon tank. It carried serial # L-860.

From The Collection of Wayne Stuart

The Calumet City Fire Department operated this 1937 American La France quad from 3/31/1937 until 1972. It was a Type 475 RDB, 750 GPM rotary gear pump with an 88-gallon tank. It carried serial # L-860. From The Collection of Wayne Stuart

The Calumet City Fire Department operated this 1937 American La France quad from 3/31/1937 until 1972. It was a Type 475 RDB, 750 GPM rotary gear pump with an 88-gallon tank. It carried serial # L-860.
From The Collection of Wayne Stuart

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Algonquin-Lake in the Hills FPD history

This from Doug Hoyt:

Following up on the Alsip front-mount “bumper pumpers”, here are a few photos of some more Division 2 rigs from the early / mid 80’s.  Algonquin-Lake In the Hills Tanker 174, a Pierce/International.  Not sure of the year, but I’m reasonably sure the pump is a 750 gpm and the tank is a 3000 gal.  I’ve also included a close-up of that pump. Thanks for the chance to share these!

Doug Hoyt…
front mounted pump on a fire engine

Doug Hoyt photo

Algonquin-Lake in the Hills FPD history

Algonquin-Lake In the Hills Tanker 174, a Pierce/International. Doug Hoyt photo

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East Hazel Crest Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

Hello,
This is East Hazel Crest’s Engine 1670, a 1968 FWD 750/500.  This is my idea of a fire engine should look like.  I really like this one, and wanted to share.  Enjoy!
Mike Summa
1968 FWD fire engine

East Hazel Crest Engine 1670 – 1968 FWD 750/500. Mike Summa photo

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