Archive for category Historic fire apparatus

As seen around … Pennsylvania

This from Danny Nelms:

Was posted on Facebook by Sam Guners

“Saw this in central pa south of roaring spring on rt 36 @ 868
Nobody around to ask about it – Painted over name looks like Waukegan”

 

 

vintage Ward LaFrance / LTI aerial

Sam Guners photo

Vintage Ward LaFrance/LTI aerial ladder truck in Waukegan, I

Larry Shapiro photo

vintage Ward LaFrance/LTI aerial ladder truck in Waukegan IL

Bill Friedrich photo

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Garden Homes Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-Garden Homes Engine 2503, then 2513, a 1973 Ford/Darley 750/750.
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1973 Ford/Darley fire engine

Mike Summa photo

1973 Ford/Darley fire engine

Mike Summa photo

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Brookfield Fire Department history

From Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-Brookfield Engine 3, a 1956 Seagrave 1000/300
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Brookfield Fire Department history

Mike Summa photo

 

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Alsip Fire Department news

This from Mike Summa:

In a recent edition of the Daily Southtown I found in the bid notice section the following from the Village of Alsip.  A bid for a replacement ambulance and a bid for a mini-squad emergency vehicle.  Looks like Alsip is returning to having a mini-squad run with their ambulance.  It recalls the 1980’s and 90’s.  Here are a couple of squads that started life in Alsip.
old Alsip FD utility truck

Mike Summa photo

old Alsip FD utility truck

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Palos Fire Protection District history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT- Palos FPD Engine 6323, a 1985 Pierce Dash 1250/750.
Mike Summa
 
Palos FPD history

Mike Summa photo

And from our archives:

Palos FPD history

Bill Friedrich photo

Palos FPD history

Larry Shapiro photo

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Chicago Fire Department history

Vintage Film – 1969 Chicago Fire Department – Fire Trucks – Cadillac Ambulance – Fire Boat

 

thanks Steve

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Oak Brook Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT- Oak Brook Fire Dept. #916.  Photo taken at a fire muster in Downers Grove in the early 1990’s.  And that is all I know.  If anyone can fill in the blanks, please do so.
Mike Summa
Oak Brook FD Engine 916, a custom Peter Pirsch pumper with a 50' Boardman Readi-Tower aerial

Mike Summa photo

And from our archives

Oak Brook FD Engine 912, a custom Peter Pirsch pumper with a 50' Boardman Readi-Tower aerial #larryshapiro

Custom Pirsch engine with 50′ Boardman Readi-Tower aerial. Larry Shapiro photo

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Rosemont Fire Department / Public Safety Department history

This from Larry Shapiro fort #TBT:

Since the site has been highlighting Rosemont apparatus being sold and replaced, here’s a bit of Rosemont FWD history for #TBT

vintage FWD fire engine in Rosemont IL

Larry Shapiro photo

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Munster Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT- Munster, Indiana Engine 3, a 1987 Mack/Boyer 1500/750.
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1987 Mack MC/Boyer fire engine

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Vintage Chicago 5-11 Alarm fire + 4 Specials, 4-2-68

From Steve Redick:

5-11 and 4 specials at 7400 S Kostner, April 2, 1968

massive historic fire in Chicago 1968

photographer unknown

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