Posts Tagged vintage American LaFrance fire engine

Blue Island Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-Blue Island Eng. 2143, a 1973 ALF 1000/500.  On Western Ave. at a extra alarm fire.
Mike Summa
vintage American LaFrance fire engine

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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

The Gary Fire Department operated two 1942 American La France type 600 Series pumpers. This one was assigned originally to Engine Company 3 and in 1959 to Engine Company 9 upon opening of Station 9. It was replaced by a 1964 Maxim. It carried ALF Serial # L-1675. It had a 750-GPM pump and a 100-gallon water tank.
 
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Gary Fire Department history Engine 9

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American LaFrance Fire Apparatus history (more)

This from Larry Shapiro:

Referring back to yesterday’s American LaFrance history, this is an example of an American LaFrance Pioneer series engine from Lake Forest. The Glenbrook Rural Fire Protection District who became the Glenbrook Fire Protection District had three Pioneer engines.

American LaFrance Pioneer Series fire engine

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Berwyn Fire Department history

Former Berwyn FD Station 1 at 6728 W. Windsor built in 1896.

Former Berwyn FD Station 1 built in 1896.

Former Berwyn FD Station 1 built in 1896.

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Calumet City Fire Department history

this from Wayne Stuart:

The Calumet City Fire Department operated this 1965 American LaFrance pumper. It had a 1000 GPM pump and a 758 Gallon tank. It ran as Engine Company 303 for a number of years.

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1965 American LaFrance pumper

Calumet City Fire Department Engine 303, a 1965 American LaFrance pumper. Wayne Stuart photo

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2015 Chicagoland Emergency Vehicle Show

This from Asher Heimermann :

The 18th annual Chicagoland Emergency Vehicle Show was held in Downtown Aurora this weekend.

On Friday evening, the Lights and Sirens Procession was expanded to a 13 mile-long route, traveling through the communities of North Aurora, Aurora, and Montgomery. Afterwards, many of the vehicles in the procession were on display at the Aurora Regional Fire Museum.

On Saturday, many current and vintage emergency vehicles were on display throughout four parking lots near the museum. The Aurora Fire Department held two extrication demonstrations, the Aurora Police Special Response Team showed their tactical entry of a mobile office trailer and LIFESTAR made an appearance.

fire department extrication demonstration

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Vintage Chicago FD Dodge Monaco

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antique Chicago FD Cadillac ambulance

Asher Heimermann photo

This from Steve Redick:

Had a great time at the show. Thighlight for me was to finally see the Ambo 8 replica and the Naperville Fox. Here is an assortment of images and they can all be seen here:

Steve

classic vintage Chicago PD Ford sedan

Steve Redick photo

restores American LaFrance Century fire engine

Steve Redick photo

Backdraft Chicago FD Ward LaFrance fire engine

Steve Redick photo

classic antique Maxim fire engine

Steve Redick photo

antique Chicago FD Cadillac ambulance

Steve Redick photo

classic antique American LaFrance fire engine

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antique Ahrens Fox fire engine

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