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Gary Fire Department history

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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

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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

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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

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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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Gary Fire Department history

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The Gary Fire Department operated this 1970 American LaFrance 900 Series pumper Serial #2-1-2321. It was originally assigned to Engine Co. 4. It was rehabbed in 1982 and a  1000 Series cab was installed.The roof was also painted Navy blue. It was then assigned to Engine Co.1 for the rest of it’s career.

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1970 American LaFrance 900 Series pumper Serial #2-1-2321

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1970 American LaFrance 900 Series pumper Serial #2-1-2321. It was originally assigned to Engine Co. 4. It was rehabbed in 1982 and a 1000 Series cab was installed.The roof was also painted Navy blue. It was then assigned to Engine Co.1 for the rest of it’s career. wayne stuart photo

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Gary Fire Department history

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The Gary Fire Department operated this 1977 Mack CF685 model, Serial #CFA1852. It had a Thibault 100′ ladder and a 300 Gallon booster tank. It was originally built for Washington Township FD in Marion County Indiana, however the deal fell thru and the GFD purchased it. It was assigned to Truck Co.1, and later on to Truck Co.4. It served many years until the top fly of the ladder failed at an extra alarm fire.The FD shops removed the damaged top fly section and it ran for a few more years as a 75′ ladder.

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Gary Fire Department historic fire truck

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Gary Fire Department history

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The Gary Fire Department operated this 1936 Ford hose wagon. It was designated as the HIGH PRESSURE UNIT and carried 1000 feet of 2 1/2″ hose plus it’s two mounted deck guns. It was quartered with Engine Company 3 and then with Engine & Truck Company 8.  It responded to all extra alarms in the city. It was in service into the early 60’s and was on occasion used as a spare apparatus.

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The Gary Fire Department operated this 1936 Ford hose wagon. It was designated as the HIGH PRESSURE UNIT and carried 1000 feet of 2 1/2" hose plus it's two mounted deck guns.

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1936 Ford hose wagon. It was designated as the HIGH PRESSURE UNIT and carried 1000 feet of 2 1/2″ hose plus it’s two mounted deck guns. It was quartered with Engine Company 3 and then with Engine & Truck Company 8.  It responded to all extra alarms in the city. It was in service into the early 60’s and was on occasion used as a spare apparatus.
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Gary Fire Department history

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The Gary Fire Department operated this 1977 International / Ward LaFrance pumper. It carried WLF serial # 73-1124, had a 750 GPM pump and a 1000 Gallon tank. It was assigned to Engine Co. 9 , and then to Eng.Co.11.

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977 International / Ward LaFrance pumper

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Gary Fire Department history (more)

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Gentlemen just ask and you may receive,  I just so happen to have a couple of photos of the Snorkel at work. Photos of it working were pretty rare back in those days. It originally ran as the downtown Truck Company out of Station 1. The first fire was at 10th & Broadway in the late 60’s, not sure where the second fire took place, may have been on Washington St. in the 500 block in the same era.The third photo was it’s last resting place, again not sure of the location.

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1960s major fire in Gary Indiana

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Vintage fire scene in Gary, IN

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vintage Gary FD Maxim Snorkel as junk

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Gary Fire Department history

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The Gary Fire Department operated this 1963 Maxim/Snorkel. It had an 85′ boom and carried Maxim serial #2414. It ran as Snorkel Co.1 for many years. It was rebuilt and modified numerous times.

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1963 Maxim/Snorkel. It had an 85' boom and carried Maxim serial #2414.

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