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Wood Dale Fire Protection District history

Something for #throwbackthursday from Larry Shapiro:

Here’s a glimpse of the Wood Dale Fire Protection District from the 1980s

vintage Type 1 MICU

Former Wood Dale FPD Ambulance 14. Larry Shapiro photo

Ford/Howe fire engine

Former Wood Dale FPD Engine 1. Larry Shapiro photo

classic custom Pirsch rescue engine

Former Wood Dale FPD Engine 11. Larry Shapiro photo

classic custom Pirsch rescue engine

Former Wood Dale FPD Engine 16. Larry Shapiro photo

Ford/Welch rescue squad

Former Wood Dale FPD Rescue Squad 3. Larry Shapiro photo

classic custom Pirsch ladder truck

Former Wood Dale FPD Truck 10. Larry Shapiro photo

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Burn down in Wood Dale, 6/6/15

The Wood Dale Fire Protection District conducted training in a vacant house before burning it down 6/6/15.

house fully engulfed in fire

Tim Olk photo

house on fire with heavy smoke

Tim Olk photo

fireman covered with insulation after overhaul

Tim Olk photo

fire chief in PPE

Tim Olk photo

firemen enter house with smoke

Tim Olk photo

fire truck with house on fire

Tim Olk photo

house fully engulfed in fire

Tim Olk photo

house fully engulfed in fire

Tim Olk photo

firemen enter house with smoke

Tim Olk photo

firemen on ladder with smoke

Tim Olk photo

firemen pose after overhaul

Tim Olk photo

firemen pose after overhaul

Tim Olk photo

firemen pose after overhaul

Tim Olk photo

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Down memory lane …

This from Steve Redick:

I was doing some scanning from the “wayback” files and found a few you might like to see…

The first was a huge pile of RR ties in Bensenville that burned for hours and hours..early 80s. Got some rig shots including the old Bensenville International Squad rig..I remember at this fire the oxygen levels near it got low and one fireman started acting very erratically til they got him into better atmosphere..very strange but no one thought of using masks at an outside fire back then.

I got a lot of interest in the Elk Grove tiller shot too…..

Found a coupla shots of some Mt Prospect rigs, and the Wood Dale truck

Also a fire in a trailer in Morton Grove at the old OCC site (Oakton Community College)

All these should be from the early 80s and shot on Kodacolor negative film…

Steve

Bensenville Fire Department history

Bensenville engine. Steve Redick photo

Railroad ties on fire in the 1980s.

Railroad ties on fire in the 1980s. Steve Redick photo

Wood Dale Fire Department history

Wood Dale Pirsch ladder truck. Steve Redick photo

Railroad ties on fire in the 1980s.

Railroad ties on fire in the 1980s. Steve Redick photo

Bensenville squad. Steve Redick photo

Bensenville squad. Steve Redick photo

Elmhurst Fire Department history

Elmhurst Mack CF engine. Steve Redick photo

Elmhurst Fire Department history

Another shot of the Elmhurst engine. Steve Redick photo

Leyden Township FPD history

Leyden Township Hendrickson/FMC engine. Steve Redick photo

Elk Grove Village Fire Department history

Elk Grove Village Pirsch TDA. Steve Redick photo

Mount Prospect Fire Department history

Mount Prospect American LaFrance engine. Steve Redick photo

Mount Prospect Fire Department history

Mount Prospect American LaFrance engine. Steve Redick photo

Mount Prospect Fire Department history

Mount Prospect squad 543. Steve Redick photo

Morton Grove Fire Department history

Morton Grove engine with burned out trailer. Steve Redick photo

 

 

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