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Markham Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

Here is rather old picture of then Markham Truck 1543.  A white over yellow Ford C rear mount. I do not any specs on the unit.  Enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa
Markham Truck 1543

Markham Truck 1543. Mike Summa photo

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Riverdale Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

This is Riverdale’s Squad 85, built on a FWD chassis.  Enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa
Riverdale FD Squad 85

Riverdale FD Squad 85. Mike Summa photo

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Riverdale Fire Department history (more)

This from Wayne Stuart:

In addition to Mike Summa’s photo of the Riverdale Fire Departments FWD engine they also ran this 1965 FWD/Pierce 85′ Snorkel. If you look closely at Mikes photo you can see the boom of this rig inside the station.

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1965 FWD/Pierce 85' Snorkel

Riverdale FD Truck 84 – 1965 FWD/Pierce 85′ Snorkel. Wayne Stuart photo

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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.
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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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