Archive for category Historic fire apparatus

Villa Park Fire Department history

This from Danny Nelms:

Posted by Earl Willis  on Facebook

Department find this weekend pump testing, not sure of year but is all intact including bell, they thought it maybe an ex Chicago truck, might be for sale in near future they want it out of their way, was drove in and parked where it is many years ago
 
Originally Villa Park Engine 962 a 1971 Pirsch 1000/500 #2970 taken 4/6/1991. John Tulipano photo.
 
Now in Belk, AL.
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Orland Fire Protection District history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-This was the Orland FPD’s Engine 6063, here lettered Engine 5 stationed on 143rd St.  A 1987 Spartan Gladiator/1988 Darley 1500/750. Enjoy and comment.
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Countryside Fire Protection District history

This from Larry Shapiro for #TBT:

Chevrolet / Darley pumper – Countryside FPD District 1

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Chicago Fire Department history

This from Larry Shapiro for #TBT:

Pre-delivery photo of the 1st Emergency One 110′ rear-mount ladder for Chicago, on a Hendrickson chassis with the 1871-W cab. This was assigned to Truck 12.

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A request for assistance

International Harvester- Hinsdale Agricultural Center Apparatus Photos

Hello,

I was curious if someone on your blog may have photos of the International Loadstar 1800/Pierce fire engine and Travel-All ambulance that were used by the fire brigade at the International Harvester Agricultural Engineering Center in Hinsdale (Burr Ride) in the late 70s.  An IH retiree provided the attached photo but looking for additional photos if they may be out there.

Thanks!

Steve Ford

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Hoffman Estates Fire Department history

This from Larry Shapiro for #TBT:

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Orland Fire Protection District history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-This was Orland FPD’s Engine 6023, a 1980’s ALF Century(unknown specs).   This photo shows the then factory added  4 door enclosure that was popular at the time.  Enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa
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Midlothian Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-This is a picture of the Midlothian Fire Dept.  When, I would guess the late 1950’s.  If you know please feel free to inform.
Mike Summa
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Lansing Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-This was the Lansing Fire Dept.’s Engine 103, a 1974 Mack CF 1250/500.  Photo courtesy Lansing Prof. Fire Fighters Union 3709.   Enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa 
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Photo courtesy Lansing Prof. Fire Fighters Union 3709

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Lemont Fire Protection District history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-This was the Lemont FPD’s Squad 916, a 1978 GMC/Hammerly 500/400/10F.  Shown her in a photo taken at a Worth parade sometime later, I do not recall the year.  At this time the owner was the City of Palos Hills ESDA #880.  Enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa
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