Archive for category Historic fire apparatus

Midlothian Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-Found this photo on Facebook from a family member of a retired Midlothian firefighter.  Looks to be from the late 50’s.
Mike Summa
Midlothian Fire Department history
 
 
 

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Chicago Fire Department history

This from Danny Nelms:

the 1959 mack magirus ladder assigned to ladder 10 (E-150) was seen this weekend at the ATCA (Antique Truck Club of America) show in Macungie, PA. photos by Sam Guners

 
per the detailed listing from old shops records it shows assignments as:
 
1959 Mack B85F/Magirus 100′ rear mount aerial
 
Truck Co. 10
(07/28/1959 – 04/15/1962)
 
Truck Co. 30 (listed as a short term spare no further info)
(04/15/1962 – 11/16/1962)
 
Truck Co. 10
(11/16/1962 – 01/05/1969)
vintage former Chicago FD 1959 Mack / Magirus aerial ladder

photo by Sam Guners

 

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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.
Mike Summa
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
Mike Summa
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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