Posts Tagged vintage fire truck

Alsip Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-Alsip E2053, a 1986 Spartan/Grumman 1500/500/50′ Tele-Squrt
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1986 Spartan Gladiator - Grumman 50' Tele-Squrt

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Alsip FD Engine 2053

Another shot taken in 2007. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

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Tinley Park Fire Department history

This from Mile Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-Tinley Park Squad 202, a 1966 Ford P-200 step van.  Amazing how a relatively simple van like this evolved into today’s huge, fully loaded squads.
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Tinley Park FD history

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Calumet City Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT-This is a picture of Calumet City Engine 2, a Diamond T/Darley of unknown age.  Sorry, no specs.  Still in service as picture was taken at Blue Island FD 100th anniversary in 1979.  Enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa
Diamond T fire engine

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Oakbrook Terrace FPD history

This from Larry Shapiro for #TBT

Oakbrook Terrace classic 85′ Pitman Snorkel on a conventional GMC chassis with a Pierce body

unique Pitman Snorkel on GMC chassis

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Homer Township FPD history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT- Homer Twp. Tanker 817, a 1950’s IHC R/ ?.  Sorry, no specs.  Photo taken at the IHC plant in Melrose Park.
Mike Summa
Homer Township FPD history

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Thornton Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT- The Thornton Fire Dept. once utilized this Ford C/Pierce as Truck 74, then Truck 747.  I have no specs on the truck so anyone out there please feel free to inform us.
Thank you, Mike Summa
Vintage photo of a Ford C/Pierce Tele-Squrt

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Sauk Village Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT- Here is Sauk Village’s Snorkel #507, a 1980 Hendrikson/3-D 1250/0/65′.
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65' Snorkel

Sauk Village’s Snorkel #507, a 1980 Hendrikson/3-D 1250/0/65′.
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and from our archives:

Sauk Village fire department history

Larry Shapiro photo

Sauk Village fire department history

Bill Friedrich photo

Sauk Village fire department history

Larry Shapiro photo

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Of interest … Emergency!

This from Steve Redick:

This was a big deal. The newly restored Rescue 51 made a nationwide tour and stopped at the Chicago Fire Academy. Too bad they had the barrier tape but very cool to see back on May 6, 2000.

Steve
Restored LA County Squad 51 from the TV show Emergency!

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Restored LA County Squad 51 from the TV show Emergency!

Steve Redick photo

Restored LA County Squad 51 from the TV show Emergency!

Steve Redick photo

Restored LA County Squad 51 from the TV show Emergency!

Steve Redick photo

Restored LA County Squad 51 from the TV show Emergency!

Steve Redick photo

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Orland FPD history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

For TBT – With the 50th Anniversary of the Orland Fire Protection District this year, here is a glimpse of their pre-district days.  It is a tanker built on a 1940’s International chassis.  If anyone knows more information, please feel free to inform.

Mike Summa
1940's era fire engine from the Orland Park Volunteer Fire Department

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Crete Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa for #TBT:

TBT-Crete Fire Dept.’s #702, a 1970’s IHC/Pierce ( unknown specs.)  I found this interesting because it was not built on a Dodge chassis.
Mike Summa
Crete FD vintage fire truck

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