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Brookfield Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

The Brookfield Fire Department operated this 1970 Seagrave / Snorkel. It had a 1250 GPM pump and was an 85 footer. Big Mo might enjoy this photo.

from the collection of wayne stuart

Brookfield FD 1970 Seagrave / 85' Snorkel 1250-GPM

Brookfield Fire Department operated this 1970 Seagrave / Snorkel. It had a 1250 GPM pump and was an 85 footer. Wayne Stuart collection

And from our archives:

Brookfield FD Seagrave/85' Pitman Snorkel

Brookfield FD Seagrave/85′ Pitman Snorkel. Larry Shapiro photo

Brookfield FD Seagrave/85' Pitman Snorkel

Brookfield FD Seagrave/85′ Pitman Snorkel. Larry Shapiro photo

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American LaFrance Aero Chief units in the Chicago area

From Larry Shapiro for #TBT:

Here are other American LaFrance Aero Chief units from my collection in addition to the Zion unit that was featured preciously. 

1969 American LaFrance 900 Series Aero Chief 90

Reg.# 12-1-1314
1969 ALF 900 Series Aero Chief 90 from Elgin, IL. Larry Shapiro photo

American LaFrance Aero Chief

Reg.# 8-1-429
1967 ALF 900 Series Aero Chief 90 from LaGrange, IL
Originally delivered as a quint, this Aero Chief had it’s pump and tank removed. A large equipment compartment replaced the pump. Larry Shapiro photo

1971 American LaFrance 1000 Series Aero Chief 90

Reg.# 14-1-2331
1971 ALF 1000 Series Aero Chief 90 Quint from Libertyville, IL. Larry Shapiro photo

Larry Shapiro photo

1970 American LaFrance 1000 Series Aero Chief 90

Reg.# 14-1-2131
1970 ALF 1000 Series Aero Chief 90 Quint from Rolling Meadows, IL. Larry Shapiro photo

Data and narrative for these photos is from THE AMERICAN LAFRANCE AERO CHIEF PROJECT

This website is the result of a twelve year project to document the production and history of the American LaFrance Aero Chief. The Aero Chief was introduced in 1962 and continued in production until 1974. 171 Aero Chief platforms were built. It came in three sizes: 70′, 80′, and 90′. Most Aero Chiefs were built on the custom American LaFrance chassis, but there were several built on various commercial chassis. Many of them had pumps and even more had tandem rear axles.

The photos on this site come from a variety of sources. I have photgraphed 65 of them, but the remainder come from many other photographers, including Glenn Vincent, Mike Martinelli, Scott Berringer, Kevin McKeon, Garry Kadzielawski, Bill Friedrich, Don Feipel, Bill Hattersley, Paul Barrett, Scott Mattson, John Floyd, Al Whitlock, Don Loeb, Dan Decher, Ralph Decker, Jon Umbdenstock, Ron Bogardus, Wayne Sorensen, Chuck Madderom, Richard Bartlett, Dave Stewardson, Ken Wible, John Langley, Todd Lincoln, Dan Jasina, Tom Shepherd, Mark Rzepnicki, Andrew Henry, Mike Bakunis, and a host of others whose names have faded from my feeble memory. If you have sent me photos and you can’t find your name, please contact me and it will be immediately corrected. Additional photos came from many of the fire departments who owned Aero Chiefs. To all these contributors, I am forever in your debt.

The information on this website will be updated as it becomes available. Any additional information or photos are always welcome. Please contact me through the link at the bottom of this page. Thank you and enjoy!

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Zion Fire Department history

This from Larry Shapiro for #TBT

Zion FD American LaFrance Aero-Chief Snorkel

Larry Shapiro photo

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Palos Heights Fire Protection District history

This from Mike Summa:

For TBT, this is the Palos Heights FPD Truck 6404, a 1984 Pierce Arrow 1250/500 75′.  Enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa
Pierce Arrow Tele-Squrt 75

Palos Heights FPD Truck 6404, a 1984 Pierce Arrow 1250/500 75′.  Mike Summa photo

Here’s another from our database from Larry Shapiro as photographed for Snorkel

Palos Heights FPD Pierce Arrow Tele-Squrt 75

Palos Heights FPD Pierce Tele-Squrt 75. Larry Shapiro photo

And one more from the database from later in life after having the cab enclosed … without record of the photographer

Palos Heights TeleSqurt

Palos Heights TeleSqurt

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Robbins Fire Department history (more)

More Robbins FD history from Wayne Stuart

The Robbins Fire Department also operated this 1965 Mack, Serial #1402. It ran as Engine 2943  with a 1000 GPM pump and a 500 Gallon tank. I do not know if it had previous ownership or if it  still  exists. This photo was taken in 1986.

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1956 C-Model Mack fire engine pumper

The Robbins Fire Department operated this 1965 Mack, Serial #1402. It ran as Engine 2943  with a 1000 GPM pump and a 500 Gallon tank. This photo was taken in 1986. Wayne Stuart photo

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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #throwbackthursday:

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1977 Ward LaFrance pumper. It carried WLF serial # 80-1400. It had a 1500-GPM pump and a 500-gallon tank. It was originally assigned to Engine Company #1. However as with most Gary apparatus it served in many different companies during it’s career. It was also one of only two lime green apparatus operated by the GFD.

Wayne Stuart photo

1977 Ward LaFrance pumper

Gary Fire Department – 1977 Ward LaFrance pumper. It carried WLF serial # 80-1400. It had a 1500-GPM pump and a 500-gallon tank. Wayne Stuart photo

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Gary Fire Department history (more)

This from Rob G:

This is one of the rigs from Wayne Stuarts earlier posting. I believe it’s E-796. This is from 1990-91 or so, we were using it as a spare for the Squad.
 
Rob G
Gary Fire Department Indiana vintage fire engine and Firefighters

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Oak Lawn Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

Here is a picture of Oak Lawn Truck 12, a 1970’s rear mount aerial.  This was built by American Fire Apparatus of Battle Creek, Michigan. I believe this was built on a low-profile Oshkosh chassis.  Enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa

 

Oak Lawn FD Truck 2 vintage photo

Mike Summa photo

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Calumet City Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #tbt:

The Calumet City Fire Department operated this 1974 Mack pumper. It had a 1250 GPM pump and a 500 gallon tank. It ran for many years as Engine Co. 306  from Fire Station #1. It is the one and only lime green colored apparatus that the department operated.

wayne stuart photo

Calumet City FD Mack CF fire engine

Calumet City Fire Department Engine 306 – 1974 Mack pumper 1250/500.
wayne stuart photo

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Richten Park Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

TBT- This was Richton Park Truck 35, a late 70’s or early 80’s Pirsch 100′ RM.  It has I think a TCM Cincinnati cab.  If you know more about this truck please feel free to comment.
Mike Summa
Richten Park FD history classic Pirsch aerial ladder

Richten Park FD Truck 35. Mike Summa photo

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