Posts Tagged vintage fire truck

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

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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

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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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Flossmoor Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

This is the Flossmoor Fire Dept.’s 1969 Chevy brush truck.  Sorry, no specs available.  This was photographed some 20 years later and it still looks good.  Enjoy.
Mike Summa
vintage Flossmoor Fire Department truck

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Dixmoor Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

Hello,
This is Dixmoor’s Squad 2405.  It is a 1990 IHC/Frontline Squad.  Since they went out of business, I don’t know what became of it.  Just wanted to share,
Enjoy,
–Mike Summa
Dixmoor FD old fire truck

Dixmoor’s Squad 2405. It is a 1990 IHC/Frontline Squad. Mike Summa photo

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Blue Island Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

Hello,
This is Blue Island Truck 2104.  It started as a 1951 ALF 85-foot Quint.  In 1980, this was sent to ALF again in University Park to have a new Century cab installed.  It was the first unit to have a white top, which is a Blue Island hallmark now.  This was in service until 1997, when a new E-One tower was purchased, a remarkable 46 years of continuous service and durability.  Enjoy!
–Mike Summa
Blue Island Fire Department 1951 American LaFrance fire truck

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Riverdale FD history

This from Mike Summa:

Hello,
This is Riverdale’s 1962 FWD/Pierce 85′ Pitman Snorkel.  Hope that you like!
Mike S.
1962 FWD/Pierce 85' Pitman Snorkel

Riverdale’s 1962 FWD/Pierce 85′ Pitman Snorkel. Mike Summa photo

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Midlothian Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

Hello,
This is Midlothian’s Engine 2793, a 1980 FordC/Pierce 1250/500.  It is one of the only engines puchased on a commercial chassis by Midlothian.  Hope that you enjoy,
Mike S.
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Phoenix Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

Hello,
This is Phoenix Fire Department Engine 1703.  A very plain 1968 Mack CF600.  It’s a 1000/500 pumper.  Hope that you enjoy,
Mike S.
Phoenix Fire Department history

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