Classic fire-fighting action photos

mgk110

Captain
mgk110 said:
Pittsburgh , Pa. late 1950's fire in a Thrift Drug Store somewhere in the Downtown area. Credit to photographer, my collection(negatives bought on ebay).
The location was Liberty Ave. at Market St.
 

hvfd2193

Firefighter
squad546 said:
Some more Lexington photos

1)Fire consumes a large two-story building, undated. Credit James Edwin Weddle

2)Fire engines on the scene at Gulf Refining Co., undated. Credit James Edwin Weddle

3)Several men work to put out a house fire, undated (possibly the old Fayette Co. FD). Credit James Edwin Weddle
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shows how far we have came in better equipment, gear, & the style of putting the fires out.
 

MFDPhoto1

USAF-SAC/Vet.
A fire broke out in the Henry Ford Museum on August 9, 1970. Startled visitors, who minutes before had been enjoying the exhibits, calmly left the building. All made it out safely. Many stayed and watched from the museum's parking lot as local firefighters battled the blaze.

photos courtesy of the Henry Ford Museum
 

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Fire995

Firefighter
Hi all,

Have a couple of classic fire-fighting action photos with no idea where they taken. Looking for which FD and what state please
photo 1: photo by James A. Senese (Cranston RI) At the back is written fire @ Box 5-1367 with Rescue 8 in foreground signboard reads Breyers ice cream/sodas
photo 2: printed October 1968
photo 3: printed October 1968
photo 4: printed February 1969
I believe that photos 2-4 are from the same photographer and East Coast maybe Boston area? In photo 3 the tiller might be L-8 and one of the f/f have a white circle with a red cross on his bunk gear
 

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Box 2565

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Fire995 said:
Hi all,

Have a couple of classic fire-fighting action photos with no idea where they taken. Looking for which FD and what state please
photo 1: photo by James A. Senese (Cranston RI) At the back is written fire @ Box 5-1367 with Rescue 8 in foreground signboard reads Breyers ice cream/sodas
photo 2: printed October 1968
photo 3: printed October 1968
photo 4: printed February 1969
I believe that photos 2-4 are from the same photographer and East Coast maybe Boston area? In photo 3 the tiller might be L-8 and one of the f/f have a white circle with a red cross on his bunk gear
Based on what I can see of the Rescue photo #1 is Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
 

Fire995

Firefighter
Box 2565 said:
Fire995 said:
Hi all,

Have a couple of classic fire-fighting action photos with no idea where they taken. Looking for which FD and what state please
photo 1: photo by James A. Senese (Cranston RI) At the back is written fire @ Box 5-1367 with Rescue 8 in foreground signboard reads Breyers ice cream/sodas
photo 2: printed October 1968
photo 3: printed October 1968
photo 4: printed February 1969
I believe that photos 2-4 are from the same photographer and East Coast maybe Boston area? In photo 3 the tiller might be L-8 and one of the f/f have a white circle with a red cross on his bunk gear
Based on what I can see of the Rescue photo #1 is Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Thanks!
 

START WATER

District Chief
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squad546

Assistant Chief
Hammond, Indiana
No info on the back. Guessing by the rigs I would say mid-1960s or early '70s. The Maxim is a 1962 and the Howe I don't know. Hammond had 1952 Howe Defenders and at least 1 1960 Howe/Duplex.
 

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squad546 said:
Hammond, Indiana
No info on the back. Guessing by the rigs I would say mid-1960s or early '70s. The Maxim is a 1962 and the Howe I don't know. Hammond had 1952 Howe Defenders and at least 1 1960 Howe/Duplex.
Based on the lettering style I would say this is the 1952 Howe.
 

brucobuff

Assistant Chief
Circa 1960-64 fire scene photo taken in LaVale, MD., 2 miles west of Cumberland,MD.
US 40 aka the National Road runs from left to right across middle of photo, photographer standing on MT. Savage Rd., then known as MD. RT36.
Corriganville VFC apparatus is parked in foreground, LaVale VFC apparatus is seen parked on RT 40 (1955 Ford step-van) and a 1949 Diamond T/Oren engine parked at side of fire building.
Building involved would burn again in 1980s and is a vacant lot today.
Although supply hose is laid across RR crossing, track is a short branch line that saw infrequent use.
WW Jenkins collection
 

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squad546

Assistant Chief
Box 2565 said:
squad546 said:
Hammond, Indiana
No info on the back. Guessing by the rigs I would say mid-1960s or early '70s. The Maxim is a 1962 and the Howe I don't know. Hammond had 1952 Howe Defenders and at least 1 1960 Howe/Duplex.
Based on the lettering style I would say this is the 1952 Howe.
Thanks for the tip!
 

MFDPhoto1

USAF-SAC/Vet.
Published on Mar. 26, 2016

This video shows Wrightsville Fire Department's "Men in Black" during the 1930's at the fire station and other areas of Wrightsville Borough in York County, PA. Since 1887, the Wrightsville Steam Fire Engine & Hose Company No. 1 has been 100% Volunteer.

https://youtu.be/-6TPzbSvWIg
 

photoman475

Lieutenant
I present to you the classic Chicago fireground, as done in the suburbs. Aerosol Dynamics on Franklin and Sarah, Franklin Park, Illinois, Labor Day weekend, 1972, This is the first fire I shot, and would not be the last.

I say classic because the snorkel is set up in front, and the engines drop lines and reverse lay to hydrants. This leaves the front relatively uncluttered and free for the engine crews crews to do their work, with tools available from the truck if needed. In these photos, one is at the rear, showing Franklin Park's aerial working to protect exposed structures on the west side, which are other small factories and homes. The fire building's rear faces a T alley, which fortunately intersected right behind the fire structure. This allowed for at least one portable 3 inlet deck gun to be used and several hand lines. While the building was lost, the two propane tanks that were used to pressurize spray containers did not explode. There were a lot of various paint and other spray cans that became flying shrapnel as they cooked off, getting blown over several blocks. Water supply was not a problem, as Franklin Street had at least a 12" main, and it think it was probably larger than that. What a way to start a holiday weekend.
 

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