Posts Tagged vintage fire truck

Robbins Fire Department history

Something different today for #throwbackthursday, a look at several rigs acquired in the past by the Robbins Fire Department that previously served other area departments

Robbins FD Engine 2943 formerly used in York Center FPD

Bill Friedrich photo

Robbins FD Snorkel 2904 formerly used in Frankfort and Geneva IL

Bill Friedrich photo

Robbins FD Squad 2905 formerly used in Barrington

Bill Friedrich photo

Robbins FD Engine 2913

Bill Friedrich photo

Robbins FD Squad 2915 formerly used in McCook

Bill Friedrich photo

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Chicago Fire Department history

For #throwbackthursday from Larry Shapiro

Chicago FD Truck 3

Larry Shapiro photo

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Palos Heights FPD History

This from Mike Summa:

Palos Heights once ran this IHC/unknown Squad 6405 out of their station 1.  Enjoy and comment.

Mike Summa
Palos Heights FPD Squad 6405

Mike Summa photo

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Midlothian Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

I do not know anything about this fire truck.  I found it on a website called “I grew up in Midlothian.” What I do know is that firemen and kids have not changed.  The dates may change, but firemen are always firemen and kids, well they are always aspiring firemen.  Enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa
Midlothian Fire Department history

photo found at ‘I grew up in Midlothian’

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Markham Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

This was Markham’s Squad 1540, a 1966/1994 Ford C/Hesse.   Do not know if still in service.  Enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa
Markham Fire Department history

Markham’s Squad 1540, a 1966/1994 Ford C/Hesse. Mike Summa photo

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Worth Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

This is the Worth Fire Dept.’s 6708, a 1980’s GMC/EONE mini pumper.  Enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa
Worth Fire Dept.'s 6708, a 1980's GMC/EONE mini pumper

Worth Fire Dept.’s 6708, a 1980’s GMC/EONE mini pumper. Mike Summa photo

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Chicago Ridge Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

This was Chicago Ridge’s Mack/Pirsch ladder truck.  I do not know the specs, so feel free to inform.  Looks a lot like the Backdraft movie truck.  Enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa
vintage Pirsch ladder truck on a Mack CF chassis

Mike Summa photo

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Elmhurst Fire Department history

This from Brian Murphy:

“This picture shows what a 10 year-old can do with an Instamatic Camera at a parade on a cloudy day.  Ok, not that much, but the subject is Elmhurst’s 1974 Pierce-Hendrickson 1500 GPM Engine 1, with old Truck 1 (1955 Seagrave 85′ mid-mount) right behind.  Taken during the 1975 Elmhurst Memorial Day Parade in downtown Elmhurst on York Street. Dimples in picture courtesy of thumbtacks from bedroom bulletin board. Memorial Day is coming up soon- perhaps there’s some 10 year-olds out there ready to provide some future historic photos for this site.  Enjoy!”
 
Brian Murphy
Elmhurst FD Engine 1 1974 Pierce

Brian Murphy photo

 

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Chicago Ridge Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

This was the Chicago Ridge’s E6523, a 1981 Chevy/Indiana Fire Apparatus 250/100 mini pumper.  Enjoy and please comment.
Mike Summa
Chicago Ridge FD history

Chicago Ridge FD E6523, a 1981 Chevy/Indiana Fire Apparatus 250/100 mini pumper. Mike Summa photo

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Burnham Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

This is the Burnham Fire Dept.’s 1975 Dodge/Marion 250/100 mini pumper.  Question, the 1970’s were big for Dodge mini pumpers, every dept. seemed to have them.  But today why has Ford, and only Ford taken over?
Enjoy, Mike Summa
Burnham Fire Dept.'s 1975 Dodge/Marion 250/100 mini pumper

Burnham Fire Dept.’s 1975 Dodge/Marion 250/100 mini pumper. Mike Summa photo

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