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Retired Rigs

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Engine 5 - 1969 Maxim F Pumper - 1000gpm/500gal

Engine 5 - 1969 Maxim F Pumper - 1500gpm/500gal - Maxim #2740

This pumper initially went in service at the 6's on 6-24-1969. It was reassigned to engine 5 in 1975. It went into reserve in 1986.
Photo by Bruce Neal
 
Engine 5 - 1969 Maxim F Pumper - 1000gpm/500gal

Engine 5 - 1969 Maxim F Pumper - 1500gpm/500gal - Maxim #2740
Photographer unknown - (initials EL)

 
Aerial 5 - 1975 Seagrave 100' Rear-mount Ladder - Seagrave #E75053

Aerial 5 - 1975 Seagrave 100' Rear-mount Ladder - Seagrave #E752053

IFD purchased twin Seagrave 100-foot rear-mount Aerials in 1975. They went to Aerials 5 & 27. This truck was reassigned
from the 5's to the 4's in 1987. In 1989 it was moved to reserve status after failing it's ladder test. In 1991 the aerial ladder and
it's lifting mechanism were removed and the rig was used as a reserve service truck. It was no longer with the department by 1998.
1978 Photo by Duane Troxel
 
Engine 6 - 1964 Maxim - 1000gpm/500gal

Reserve Engine 6 - 1964 Maxim S - 1000gpm/500gal
Photo by Bruce Neal

 
Brand New Unassigned Engine - 1955 Maxim #26010 - 1000gpm/500gal

Factory Photo of Engine 6 - 1955 Maxim #2016 - 1000gpm/100gal

Maxim #2016 was a 1955 1000/100 that went in service at the 6's on 9-26-1955. It went to the 25's on 7-9-1969 and then to
the 18's in 1976. It went into reserve in 1979. IFD bought 7 Maxims in 1955: three 1500/100 pumpers, (Maxim #'s 1985,
1986 and 1987), an 85' aerial (#1993) and three 1000/100 pumpers (#'s 2016, 2017 and 2018).
Thanks to Howie at www.maximfiretrucks.com for this Maxim Factory Photo
 
Aerial 7 - 1969 Maxim F 100' Mid-mount Tiller Ladder - Maxim #2744

Aerial 7 - 1969 Maxim F 100' Mid-mount Tiller Ladder - Maxim #2744
Aerial 7 is pictured here in 1978 at the original Station 7 (Alabama at New York) just southwest of their current location.

Photo by Duane Troxel
 
Aerial 7 - 1969 Maxim F 100' Mid-mount Tiller Ladder - Maxim #2744
Aerial 7 - 1969 Maxim F - 100' Mid-mount Tiller Ladder - Maxim #2744
Aerial 7 was was purchased for $70,200 and delivered in March 1969. It entered service on April 24 that year and served
until being taken out of service in December of 1989. The truck was then sold (for $3,200) at auction on 7-24-1991. It
eventually made it's way to the Pike Township FD where they cut off most of the aerial ladder and mounted a fire safety house
on the ladder bed. It is currently stored at Pike Township's Maintenance shops behind Station 111 at 71st and Georgetown Rd.

Photo by Steve Hagy

 
Aerial 7 - 1969 Maxim F 100' mid-mount Tiller Ladder - Maxim #2744

Aerial 7 - 1969 Maxim F 100' mid-mount Tiller Ladder - Maxim #2744

 
Aerial 7 - 1969 Maxim F 100' Mid-mount Tiller Ladder - Maxim #2744

Aerial 7 - 1969 Maxim F 100' Mid-mount Tiller Ladder - Maxim #2744
Photo by Bruce Neal

 
Rescue 7 - 1972 Ford C-750/Gerstenslager walk-in Heavy Rescue - 100gal - #F70115-1

Rescue 7 - 1972 Ford C-750/Gerstenslager walk-in Heavy Rescue - 100gal - #F70115-1
Rescue 7 was put into service on April 18, 1972. IFD purchased three Gerstenslager Rescue Squads that year with the others
going initially to Rescues 14 & 17. In 1976 Squad 17 became Squad 29. Rescue 7's rig above was taken out of service in 1981.

Photo by Duane Troxel
 
Squad 7 - 1980's Ford Econoline/McClean Specialty Vehicles

Squad 7 - 1989 Ford Econoline/McClean Specialty Vehicles
Photo by Matt Woods

 

 
Car 1107 - Safety Officer - 1988 Chevy Caprice Station Wagon

Car 1107 - Safety Officer - 1988 Chevy Caprice Station Wagon
Photo by Matt Woods
1107 blocks off a fire scene with Engine 4 (1986 Pierce Arrow) and Battalion 13 in the background

 

Special Thanks for excellent photos and history from Bruce Neal, Matt Woods, Bill Friedrich and Steve Hagy. Also thanks
to Steve Skaar for providing these great pictures from Duane Troxel, as well as his own slide collection from years past!
Finally, thanks to Jack Finney for providing great details and history for many of these IFD historical apparatus!

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