Posts Tagged vintage fire truck photos

MABAS Division 27 Snorkel history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

Mabas Division 27 departments operated a few Snorkels over the years. The South Chicago Heights rig is the X- Louisville Kentucky Truck Co.2.

wayne stuart 

classic Chicago Heights FD 85' Snorkel

Wayne Stuart photo

75' Snorkel fire truck

Wayne Stuart photo

Ward LaFrance H-Ranger Snorkel

Wayne Stuart photo

vintage 85' Snorkel from Matteson IL

Wayne Stuart photo

classic FWD 55' Snorkel from the Steger FD

Wayne Stuart photo

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Oak Forest and Midlothian Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT- Two fire departments side by side who have/had the same type of equipment.  Oak Forest Engine 94, a 1971 FWD/Pierce 1250/500 w/54′ Squrt.  Midlothian Engine 2, a 1973 Seagrave 1250/300 w/ 54′ Squrt.  The Oak Forest engine is gone, but Midlothian had Pierce rehab their unit in 1994 with a Pierce Arrow cab and upgrade its engine into 1500/500.  Are there any more Squrts out there?
Mike Summa
vintage Seagrave 54' Squrt

Mike Summa photo

Seagrave 54' Squrt

Mike Summa photo

Pierce Arrow  54' Squrt

Mike Summa photo

54' Squrt flowing water

Mike Summa photo

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Mabas Division 24 Snorkel history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

Mabas Division 24 at one time or another over the years had the following Snorkels in service, the only one I do not have a photo of is Tinley Park. If anyone has a shot of it feel free to add it in. The Gary rig is the X-South Holland.

wayne stuart collection and photos

historic Snorkel fire truck

Wayne Stuart collection

historic Snorkel fire truck

Wayne Stuart collection

historic Snorkel fire truck

Wayne Stuart collection

historic Snorkel fire truck

Wayne Stuart collection

historic Snorkel fire truck

Wayne Stuart collection

historic Snorkel fire truck

Wayne Stuart collection

historic Snorkel fire truck

Wayne Stuart collection

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Chicago FD history at O’Hare Airport

For #TBT from Steve Redick, some vintage photos of apparatus at O’Hare Airport

Chicago FD O'Hare Airport ARFF 655

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD O'Hare Airport ARFF 6511

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD O'Hare Airport ARFF 6511

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Squad 7A

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Squad 12 at O'Hare Airport

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Truck 3 at O'Hare Airport

Steve Redick photo

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Vintage fire truck photos

This from Ron Wolkoff for #TBT:

From my collection. Sorry I don’t have any further info.

vintage yellow Pierce Arrow fire trucks

Ron Wolkoff photos

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Chicago Fire Department history (more)

Photos taken by Warren Redick that were housed at Engine 53’s house in the Stockyards.

vintage Chicago FD IHC hi-pressure wagon

Warren Redick photo

vintage Chicago FD Mack L-Model pumper Engine 53

Warren Redick photo

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Mount Prospect Fire Department history

This from Larry Shapiro for #TBT:

here are some vintage Mount Prospect fire trucks when the were white over yellow for #TBT

vintage American LaFrance fire engine

Mount Prospect FD Engine 515. Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Ford/WS Darley fire engine

Mount Prospect FD rngine. Larry Shapiro photo

American LaFrance Century Series fire engine

Mount Prospect FD Engine 516. Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Hendrickson Pierce fire engine

Mount Prospect FD Engine 518 – 1795 Hendrickson 1871S/Pierce. Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Hendrickson Pierce fire engine

Mount Prospect FD Engine 517. Larry Shapiro photo

vintage fire department squad truck

Mount Prospect FD Squad 543. Larry Shapiro photo

vintage American LaFrance mid-mount ladder chief fire truck

Mount Prospect FD Truck 531. Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Duplex/FMC/LTI mid-mount aerial ladder truck

Mount Prospect FD Truck 530. Larry Shapiro photo

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Chicago Fire Department history (more)

More from Dan McInerney:

On March 14, 1997, myself and a group of firebuffs from out of town visited Engine 91, Squad 2, and Battalion 7. Cortez Holland was the squad company officer that day, and couldn’t have been nicer. Shortly after our visit, he got promoted to BC. They pulled the rig around the to the parking lot and gave us rides in the Snorkel. We then took in a still on Fullerton with them and the 7th, which turned out to be nothing. Afterwards, we drove by E124’s house just as they were starting a drill with T38. We also showed them the T58 memorial park.

Chicago FD Battalion 10

Dan McInerney photo

Chicago FD Engine 91

Dan McInerney photo

Chicago FD Squad 2

Dan McInerney photo

Chicago FD Squad 2

Dan McInerney photo

Chicago FD Squad 2

Dan McInerney photo

Chicago FD Squad 2

Dan McInerney photo

Chicago FD Truck 38

Dan McInerney photo

Chicago FD Truck 38

Dan McInerney photo

Chicago FD Truck 38

Dan McInerney photo

Chicago FD Truck 58

Dan McInerney photo

Chicago FD memorial mural

Dan McInerney photo

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Geneva Fire Department history

This from Larry Shapiro for #TBT:

Snorkels from Geneva

FWD Seagrave 75' Snorkel

Larry Shapiro photo

75' Snorkel on a Pierce Arrow chassis

Larry Shapiro photo

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Elk Grove Township Fire Protection District history

Some Elk Grove Township Fire Protection District history from Larry Shapiro for #TBT

Elk Grove Township FPD American LaFrance crash truck

Larry Shapiro photo

vintage fire department water tanker

Larry Shapiro photo

Elk Grove Township FPD vintage fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

Elk Grove Township FPD vintage fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

Elk Grove Township FPD vintage ambulance

Larry Shapiro photo

Elk Grove Township FPD vintage ambulance

Larry Shapiro photo

Elk Grove Township FPD American LaFrance crash truck

Larry Shapiro photo

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,