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    Default old pictures of Memphis Fire Dept

    Here is a link that I ran across of some pictures from my Dept.
    http://www.rogercotton.com/mfd60/

    Back in the day.


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    good stuff...
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    Love looking at old pics like this, great find!!
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    Nice find... great pics!
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    these are awesome pictures


    what are those guys wearing the old smoke masks filter things?

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    Good pics. The days when men were men...and women were glad of it.

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    Great pictures. I was looking at them and wondering what they would think if they could see where we are today.
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    Those are so fake.
    Logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny46 View Post
    Those are so fake.
    lol.......
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    Great pics!!

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    Great pictures! I love looking at pictures and videos of the “old days” of firefighting. I wish sometimes I could go back in time and just hang around these guys. True firefighters!

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    Very cool stuff Nice pics!!!

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    Great photos of back in the day. I expect most were that Dick Adleman had taken and others as well. It brought back memories. I'd like to see some before 1960 say back into the 1950's and before.

    The job was hard then and even harder these day.

    I knew Eddie Hamilton before he made Battalion Chief. A lot of the older Officers I remember but can't put a name with the photo(s).
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    Looks like the Pirsch Salesman was eating well back then...............
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    Looks like the Pirsch Salesman was eating well back then...............
    You know that they were with all the Pirsch apparatus that Memphis had bought over the years!

    They always kept their rigs looking great. Memphis34, I think, posted a TDA the other day with a late 1970's Tractor pulling a 1930's Pirsch Trailer that IS STILL in reserve status!

    Pirsch when they were still operating and their shops I think have rebuilt those trailers several times to keep them up to date and in good shape.

    I always like to see their apparatus, as they were always shape looking!

    Great old school photos!!! A lot can be learned from looking at them.

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    Could you imagine wearing a metal helmet? My dad had one in the early 70's and his department replaced them for obvious reasons. One shock to the head and thats all it took.

    My brothers and I had fun with a 'real' fire helmet at home though.

    Nice pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonnee View Post
    You know that they were with all the Pirsch apparatus that Memphis had bought over the years!

    They always kept their rigs looking great. Memphis34, I think, posted a TDA the other day with a late 1970's Tractor pulling a 1930's Pirsch Trailer that IS STILL in reserve status!

    Pirsch when they were still operating and their shops I think have rebuilt those trailers several times to keep them up to date and in good shape.

    Its great how long fire trucks (and every other vehicle) can last when you don't have salt on the roads for 5 months out of the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonnee View Post
    They always kept their rigs looking great. Memphis34, I think, posted a TDA the other day with a late 1970's Tractor pulling a 1930's Pirsch Trailer that IS STILL in reserve status!
    I did. Here it is again for anyone who may have missed it. This truck is a reserve, but we still have two trucks, T6 and T21 that are still using old Pirsch tiller trailers today. The tractors are currently Ford 9000 series.

    Reserve:


    T6:


    T21:
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