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    • #11193
      chicago fire patrol
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      Hello everyone!! My name is Keith Seafield. I am a Lieutenant with Miami-Dade Fire Department. I am missing the bell off a fire truck that was used by my grandfather when he was employed by the Chicago Fire Patrol. What is a Fire patrol you may ask? Their mission was to respond to fire alarms along with the municipal fire departments and reduce the damage caused by smoke and water. They fought their way into burning buildings to save business records, other valuable items and cover property with their waterproof tarpaulins. The fire patrolmen braved the heat and smoke along side firefighters from the engines and ladder trucks – facing the same dangers while suffering the same painful and, sometimes fatal injuries. I was wondering if anyone has seen such a bell or where I might have one reproduced for a reasonable price?
      If anyone is interested in the history of the Patrol then please visit my website at http://www.chicagofirepatrol.com to see the bell on the first page of the site or it can be viewed at the link below:

      http://s448.photobucket.com/albums/qq203/chicagofirepatrol/th_color-bell-web.jpg

      Thanks
      Keith

    • #14787
      hjlong3
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      I’ve not seen these bells before and would not know where to find one. Bob Brosamer sells antique fire engine bells and may know where to get one. Try http://www.brosamersbells.com . If you wish to get a custom cast bell, try http://www.bronzebells.com .
      Harry Long, MD

    • #14788
      chicago fire patrol
      Participant

      Thanks Harry

      I tried Brosamer before I posted here … no luck. I will try the other source u recommended.
      Thanks Keith

    • #14789
      chicago fire patrol
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      I found a FIP bell for my grandfather’s Fire Patrol rig. Here is a video of it on the truck. I had an exact bell mount made.

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