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Vintage 5-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 2-17-74 (more)

This from Danny Nelms:

William Swart Ruting photos

This was the old International Harvestor Works at 26th & Rockwell in Chicago. Fire was in 1974. This is Snorkel Squad 1 operating at the fire. Got a little close and melted the taillights. 

5-11 Alarm fire in Chicago 2-17-74

William Swart Ruting photo

5-11 Alarm fire in Chicago 2-17-74

William Swart Ruting photo

5-11 Alarm fire in Chicago 2-17-74

William Swart Ruting photo

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Clarendon Hills Fire Department history

Clarendon Hills Fire Department history

thanks Danny

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As seen around … Surgoinsville, TN

From Danny Nelms:

Evan Wesley Davis photo

Former Wheaton FD Engine 404 has been running with the Surgoinsville, Tennessee FD as Engine 2102

 Evan Wesley Davis photo

former Wheaton FD fire engine in Tennessee

Evan Wesley Davis photo

former Wheaton FD fire engine

Andrew Messer Photo

Engine 2102 – 1992 Pierce Dash 1500/750/30A Job # E-7184
Formerly served Wheaton, IL as “Engine 401”

Andrew Messer Photo

1992 Pierce Dahs fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

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New home for Schaumburg ladder truck

Former Schaumburg truck on scene in West Warwick, RI

West Warwick, RI fire trucks

thanks Danny

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As seen around … Grissom Air Force Base in Peru, Indiana

old IHC Gerstenslager rescue squad

from Rich Rehner

thanks Danny

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New Chicago Fire Department replica models (more)

From Fire Replicas on the 1990’s Chicago Seagrave Ladders

Fire Replicas Chicago FD 1990s era Seagrave aerial ladders Fire Replicas Chicago FD 1990s era Seagrave aerial ladders Fire Replicas Chicago FD 1990s era Seagrave aerial ladders

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New home for former Wheaton FD tower ladder

From Danny Nelms:

Former Wheaton FD Tower 417 has been serving with the Caledon, Ontario Fire and Emergency Services as Aerial 302.

former tower ladder from the Wheaton Fire Department in Illinois

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New home for York Center FPD engine

From Danny Nelms:

Former York Center FPD Engine 71 has been serving the Thornton, TX VFD as Engine 1. Prior to serving in Thornton, it ran with the Groesbeck VFD as Engine 1, also in Texas.

E-ONE Hush fire engine in it's third home

Fire Department photo

 

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Chicago Fire Department history

This from Steve Redick:

I shared this official CFD image a while ago. Since that time Jack Connors took the time to identify all the rigs in the image. 

classic Chicago FD apparatus

click to download

notes about vintage Chicago FD apparatus

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Mount Prospect Fire Department history

Looking Back at the Village of Mount Prospect’s Past in 1970

 

thanks Drew

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