Posts Tagged vintage Seagrave fire engine

Bedford Park Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT- Bedford Park Engine 707, a 1960’s Seagrave.  Unknown specs.
Mike Summa
Bedford Park FD history

Bedford Park Engine 707, a 1960’s Seagrave.  Mike Summa photo

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Chicago Fire Department history

This from Steve Redick:

These are some great shots taken in the 70s. I would guess 73 or so … gotta love the “monument” in the background of the engine shot. 54’s Seagrave engine was a great rig, and how could ‘ya not like the traditional Seagrave aerials as well. This was a real ghetto fire company during the years of heavy activity. I believe my dad took these images when he was in the “real” 12th battalion.

The other photos are the kind of stuff SS3 ran with most of the time. 1956 IH former pressure wagons with stuff just thrown in the hosebed. Not sure who took these images but they are dated August 1969. The scenery is typical of their district. All the fires they went to and the primitive tools they used. 

Steve

Chicago FD Engine 54

Chicago FD Engine 54. Warren Redick photo

Chicago FD Truck 20

Chicago FD Truck 20. Warren Redick photo

Chicago FD SS3

Chicago FD SS3. photographer unknown

Chicago FD SS3

Chicago FD SS3. photographer unknown

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Summit Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

This was the Summit Fire Dept.’s E3, then 953.  A battle scared 1950’s Seagrave open cab (unknown specs).  Enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa
vintage Seagrave fire engine

Mike Summa photo

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Blue Island Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

It’s Thursday, here is an old picture of Blue Island’s first motorized firetruck.  Competition was just as important back then as today.  With the city council divided on which company was better, Seagrave or American LaFrance.  Please enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa 

Blue Island's first motorized firetruck

Blue Island’s first motorized firetruck

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Wheaton Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

This is the Wheaton Fire Dept.’s E402.   A 1970’s Seagrave with unknown specs.  I do not know a thing about Wheaton, so feel free to fill in the blanks.  Picture is from a fire muster in Wheaton in the early 90’s.
Mike Summa
classic Seagrave P-Series fire engine

Wheaton FD Engine 402. Mike Summa photo

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