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1973 Structure Fire
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On October 30, 1973, the Parkville Fire Department was dispatched for Box 929 in the City of Parkville. Engine 1, Tower 1, Engine 4 and Snorkel 2 responded. Engine 1 and Tower 1 arrived minutes later and found smoke showing from the three story commercial building at the corner or Second Street and Rose Lane. Engine 1 transmitted the signal 10-30, for a working fire.
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When the Chief arrived he requested a second alarm. Engines 2 and 5 and Ladder 3 then were dispatched. Before the second alarm units arrived, the Chief requested a third alarm, which brought Engine 3 and 6 as well as mutual aid from the Greenwood Fire Department. Greenwood Engine 39 and Ladder 39 responded.



Soon after the Greenwood units arrived, Tony Brick, an amateur photographer, took these photos using a Kodak pocket instamatic camera using 110 color film, which was introduced in 1972.



In these photos are:
Parkville Engine 1, a 1972 Mack CF 1000/500
Parkville Engine 2, a 1965 Ward LaFrance Firebrand 1000/400
Parkville Engine 4, a 1971 Mack CF 1000/500
Parkville Tower 1, a 1971 Mack CF 75-foot Aerialscope
Parkville Snorkel 2, a 1966 Ford/Young 65-foot Snorkel
Parkville Ladder 3, a 1958 American-LaFrance 100-foot TDA
Greenwood Ladder 39, a 1969 Ford/Sanford quint 1000/300/100-foot
Greenwood Engine 39, a 1972 Mack CF 1000/500

































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  April 11, 2017
A single Gumball wouldn't have been too common by 1973, I would recommend a bar with Gumball at each end and a siren in the middle.
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  April 5, 2017
Quoting Scott Bertaut Very nice work on this, it is amazing how diverse fire trucks have been over the years. I especially like that one truck with the red top and grey bottom, the curved divide along the front is fantastic! My one complaint is that some of the cars parked on the road look too modern for 1973, but they are obviously not the focus of the scene. Great work!
You are 100 percent right about the cars. I donít have any 70s cars and I have no desire to build any. The one that I could have done better with is the cop car. I should have removed the light bar and put a gumball on top.
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  April 5, 2017
Very nice work on this, it is amazing how diverse fire trucks have been over the years. I especially like that one truck with the red top and grey bottom, the curved divide along the front is fantastic! My one complaint is that some of the cars parked on the road look too modern for 1973, but they are obviously not the focus of the scene. Great work!
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  November 1, 2016
What a fantastic scene, looks completely authentic to the era. Great work!
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  November 1, 2016
I'm amazed with this incident, this almost looks like the real thing. Keep up the good work.
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  November 1, 2016
This is without question the best incident scene I have ever seen on mocpages or anywhere in the lego fire community. The smoke is wonderful, the positioning of the trucks is spot on. Also, I love all of the old pieces of apparatus in this scene, especially the snorkel. Excellent Work.
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  October 31, 2016
Great build, love all the historically accurate fire equipment!
  October 31, 2016
I use cord very similar to this one http://www.venetianblindparts.com/photo/Cord/DRBRWN-Cord.png for my hoses. So they look like water filled lines. But I flattened some of them to put them into the hosebeds of my trucks. Hope the link to the picture works.
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  October 31, 2016
Quoting Matt Jacobsen Wow! That's all I can say... This was executed so well it's insane! You need to do more incidents from different time periods. I'm planning on doing that with Jakeland from 1983-current day incidents. Thanks for doing this incident, this may be a shot in the rear I needed to get inspired to do an incident after being in a builders funk for a while.
Thanks I am glad that you like it. I have a 1923 fire scene that I just published. I enjoyed doing these because I got to play with my editing software and filters to get the period look. The smoke was the biggest part of this one. The photo filters really made it look a lot better than it did in the original images.
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  October 31, 2016
Quoting Sven ;o) This is an awesome incident with lots of great details. Really like every single picture. Fantastic work. A detail I really like is the size of the hoses because they look very realistic. Better than the thick shoe laces.
Thanks. I am glad that you like it. The hoses are yarn. I use them for hand lines and in this case 3-inch supply line. For modern incidents we use shoe laces for 5-inch LDH.
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  October 31, 2016
Awesome scene!
  October 31, 2016
Excellent!
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  October 31, 2016
Wow! That's all I can say... This was executed so well it's insane! You need to do more incidents from different time periods. I'm planning on doing that with Jakeland from 1983-current day incidents. Thanks for doing this incident, this may be a shot in the rear I needed to get inspired to do an incident after being in a builders funk for a while.
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  October 31, 2016
That's a smoke machine? that is insane! probably one of the best, if not the best incident LEGO has seen!
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  October 31, 2016
This is an awesome incident with lots of great details. Really like every single picture. Fantastic work. A detail I really like is the size of the hoses because they look very realistic. Better than the thick shoe laces.
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  October 31, 2016
This is absolutely breathtaking man. Probably one of the most realistic scenes I have ever seen... I'm not exactly sure what else to say, you've left me speechless... Just awesome. Keep up the great work:D
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  October 30, 2016
awesome work!:D
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  October 30, 2016
Excellent work!
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  October 30, 2016
Superb work on this incident. The photos have the look and feel of the 70's The building fit too. Adding the smoke just caps it off. Excellent work. Brick ON!
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  October 30, 2016
Quoting Michael Parkinson The effects in this scene is well done, not to mention the amount of Mack CF's!! How did you achieve the smoke effect?
The smoke is from our smoke machine. I bought the smallest one I could find and it fits into the block of row houses. I had to shoot lots of pictures to get ones with the right amount of smoke behaving the way I wanted it to. I have one more Mack CF pumper and our Ward LaFrance Ambassador that I wanted to get into this incident, but I ran out of space. The four truck companies took up a lot of road.
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  October 30, 2016
The effects in this scene is well done, not to mention the amount of Mack CF's!! How did you achieve the smoke effect?
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  October 30, 2016
absolutely amazing scene! only thing is the Mack CF Aerialscope's front outriggers are not down. otherwise great job!
 
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