Archive for category Historic fire apparatus

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

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

old IHC Gerstenslager rescue squad

from Rich Rehner

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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

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notes about vintage Chicago FD apparatus

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Chicago Fire Department history

This from Danny Nelms for #TBT:

Found a small Stack of the Old Chicago Fire Fighter magazine. Here is an apparatus profile in the autumn 1967 issue profiling all the new “usual”  vehicles joining the department.
vintage Chicago Fire Fighter Magazine Autumn 1967

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vintage Chicago Fire Fighter Magazine Autumn 1967

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vintage Chicago Fire Fighter Magazine Autumn 1967

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new Chicago fire trucks circa 1967

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new Chicago fire trucks circa 1967

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new Chicago fire trucks circa 1967

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Wood Dale Fire Protection District history

This from Dennis McGuire, Jr:

Found this on Facebook. X-WoodDale, Illinois 

New Market VFD Tele-Squrt

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1991 Pierce Lance 50' Tele-Squrt

Larry Shapiro photo

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Vintage Chicago 5-11 Alarm + 4 Specials, 5-25-66

This from Steve Redick:

This was a 5-11 and 4 specials at 1400 W 32nd Place on May 25, 1966 in a large, vacant, wood-frame grain elevator. I have not seen very many color photos of this. My favorite shot is what looks like SS3’s Snorkel working. I would assume the fireboat would was Engine 41.
These amazing images were taken by Gerald Bean.
huge 1966 fire in Chicago

Gerald Bean photo

huge 1966 fire in Chicago

Gerald Bean photo

huge 1966 fire in Chicago

Gerald Bean photo

huge 1966 fire in Chicago

Gerald Bean photo

huge 1966 fire in Chicago

Gerald Bean photo

huge 1966 fire in Chicago

Gerald Bean photo

huge 1966 fire in Chicago

Gerald Bean photo

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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1914 American La France Type 14-6 Chemical and Ladder apparatus. It carried ALF Serial #738. It had a 50 gallon chemical tank and a large assortment of ground ladders plus truck tools. It ran as Truck Co. No. 1 until 1927 when it was replaced by a Magirus 85′ rear mount aerial.
 
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historic Gary Fire Department fire engine photo

from the collection of wayne stuart

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Chicago Fire Department history

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1985 E-ONE Hurricane tower ladder

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Pierce Fire Apparatus history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

I sent for and received this brochure from Pierce in 1982.  Based on 1982 standards these were current and modern.  By looking at them you can see how technology has evolved.
Mike Summa

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Pierce Ladder Tower brochure

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Pierce Arrow Pumper Greenwood

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Pierce mini pumper

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