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As seen around … Midlothian

This from Mike Summa:

I went to an Independence Day parade in Midlothian.  I spotted a new chief’s buggy for Crestwood 2301.  Right behind was Crestwood Truck 2314, a 2006 Pierce Dash 2000-400-105′.  Great to be at a parade again.
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Crestwood FD DC 2301

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Crestwood FD Truck 2314

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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.
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Midlothian Fire Department history
 
 
 

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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

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1973 Ford/Darley fire engine

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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

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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

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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.
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Palos FPD history

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And from our archives:

Palos FPD history

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Palos FPD history

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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.
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Oak Brook FD Engine 916, a custom Peter Pirsch pumper with a 50' Boardman Readi-Tower aerial

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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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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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Harvey Fire Department history

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For TBT-Harvey Fire Dept.’s Engine 1, a 1990 Pierce Lance 1250/500/50′ Tele-Squrt.
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1990 Pierce Lance Tele-Squrt

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Posen Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-Posen Squad 2823, a 1991 Pierce Lance rescue pumper with a Waterous 1500-GPM pump and a 500-gallon tank.
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1991 Pierce Lance rescue pumper

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And from the Chicagoareafire.com files:

1991 Pierce Lance super command cab pumper

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