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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1947 American LaFrance Series 700 pumper with a 1,250-GPM pump and a 150-gallon tank. It carried ALF serial #9063. It was assigned to Engine Company 2 and  Engine Company 5.

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Gary Fire Department history

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1947 American LaFrance Series 700 pumper with a 1,250-GPM pump and a 150-gallon tank. It carried ALF serial #9063. It was assigned to Engine Company 2 and  Engine Company 5.
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Lake County Indiana Snorkel History (more)

This from Wayne Stuart as a followup to Lake County Indiana Snorkel History

Mabas 21 , here is a shot of the Michigan City Snorkel. Enjoy

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Vintage Maxim/Pierce/85' Snorkel from Michigan City IN

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Lake County Indiana Snorkel History

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

Lake County Indiana fire departments had many Snorkels in service over the years. Gary had two in service but not at the same time, with the ALF coming from South Holland. The Griffith rig came from New Albany, Indiana, The Mattoon ALF also served in St. John and Shelby Indiana. Hammond ran two Snorkel companies at the same time, Snorkel 1, and Snorkel 2. Munster is located in Lake County but is in Mabas Div 24. The Crown Point rig came from Snohomish County, Washington who purchased it as a demo.

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Maxim 85' Snorkel

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Maxim Pierce 85' Snorkel

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Crown 65' Snorkel

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American France Aero Chief Snorkel

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Maxim Pierce 85' Snorkel

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Maxim Pierce 85' Snorkel

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Mack CF 85' Snorkel

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American France Aero Chief 90 Snorkel

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American France Aero Chief Snorkel

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Mack CF 55' Snorkel

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MABAS Division 27 Snorkel history

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

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classic Chicago Heights FD 85' Snorkel

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75' Snorkel fire truck

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Ward LaFrance H-Ranger Snorkel

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vintage 85' Snorkel from Matteson IL

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classic FWD 55' Snorkel from the Steger FD

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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

In the early 70’s the GFD took over the EMS transport service. Prior to that the local funeral homes handled all ambulance transports. The original ambulances were donated from the funeral homes. The FD started the EMS service with 4 ambulances, two BLS and two ALS. This was the first custom ambulance to be put in service. It was a 1974 Dodge/ National. It was assigned to Medic 501 an ALS ambulance at Station 1.

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Gary Fire Department history

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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.

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historic Snorkel fire truck

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historic Snorkel fire truck

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historic Snorkel fire truck

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historic Snorkel fire truck

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historic Snorkel fire truck

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historic Snorkel fire truck

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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

The Gary Fire Department operated two of these 1940 International pumpers.This one was assigned to Engine Co. 6, it had a 1000-GPM high-pressure pump with a 200-gallon booster tank.

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1940 International fire engine from Gary Indiana

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1940 International fire engine from Gary Indiana

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Palos Heights Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

With all the new ambulances appearing on the site I thought I would dip into the archives and give a look into the past with this 1966 Cadillac manufactured by the Superior Professional Car  Company. It was a Crowne Royale model and was operated by the Palos Heights Fire Department. The photo was taken in 1979.

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1966 Cadillac manufactured by the Superior Professional Car  Company

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Hazel Crest Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

I dug into my archives and found another photo of the 1958 Seagrave that Mike Summa submitted.The photo was taken in 1978 when it was in service as Hazel Crest  Engine 23, and painted lime green. It had a 750 pump and a 300 Gal. tank. Thanks for sharing Mike.

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1958 Seagrave fire engine

Hazel Crest Engine 23 – 1958 Seagrave X-Monee Fire Department. Wayne Stuart photo

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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

The Gary Fire Department operated two of these 1970 American LaFrance 900 series ladders. They had 100′ ladders and  200 gallon booster tanks. This one carried ALF serial # 2-1-2323 and was assigned to Truck Co. 2. These photos are pre and post rehab in 1982. It was rather unique because the cab roof was cut out to lower the overall height of the rig to accommodate the low door height of the apparatus bay. It was one of the few Gary apparatus that remained in it’s original assignment for the majority of its career.

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1970 American LaFrance 900 series 100' ladder with a  200-gallon booster tank. This one carried ALF serial # 2-1-2323.

1970 American LaFrance 900 series 100′ Ladder Chief with a  200-gallon booster tank. This one carried ALF serial # 2-1-2323. Wayne Stuart photo

1970 American LaFrance 900 series 100' Ladder Chief with a  200-gallon booster tank. This one carried ALF serial # 2-1-2323

1970 American LaFrance 900 series 100′ Ladder Chief with a  200-gallon booster tank. This one carried ALF serial # 2-1-2323. Wayne Stuart photo

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