Chicago Fire Department 1982 Seagrave/Pierce Snorkel 1

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Chicago Fire Department 1982 Seagrave/Pierce Snorkel 1 scale model

Chicago Fire Department 1982 Seagrave/Pierce Snorkel 1 is a hand-crafted replica

The first museum grade replica of Chicago's 1982 Snorkel 1.
This is your opportunity to take home a piece of Chicago firefighting history. This 1:50 scale model of Chicago Fire Department's 1982 Snorkel 1 is a museum grade masterpiece, and a worthy addition to elite Chicago collections. Hand-crafted and limited in production, this replica will not be available long.


Chicago Snorkel 1 features over 700 parts.

Hand-crafted using over 700 intricately detailed parts.
Chicago's 85' Snorkel features true-to-scale parts that are individually designed, cast or fabricated, painted, decorated and assembled over the course of 14 months. From the MARS light beneath the windshield to the snow tires on the tandem rear axles, Snorkel 1 is authentic to Chicago's 1982 rig.



Chicago Fire Department Snorkel 1 is limited to 250 units.

Production limited to only 250 units.
Chicago's Snorkel 1 is limited to 250 units. Fire Replicas manufactures true collectibles in limited quantities for enhanced long-term value. Once fully sold, no additional units will be produced.



Chicago's 1982 Snorkel 1 includes a fully custom case.

Preserved and protected in a custom case.
Snorkel 1 measures 11.25 inches long and includes a fully custom case measuring 15.25"L x 6"W x 5.25"T. The case includes a stainless steel nameplate featuring the truck/department name and CFD scramble logo.



Chicago's 1982 Seagrave/Pierce Snorkel 1 when brand new 

Chicago Fire Department 1982 Seagrave/Pierce Snorkel Scale Model Specs

  • Scale: 1:50
  • Production Quantity: 250
  • Multi-materials including High Def Resin, stainless steel photo etch metal, wire, rubber and other composites.
  • Mounted inside high quality, custom display case featuring etched stainless steel I.D. nameplate.
  • Model Dimensions: 11.25"L x 2.25"W x 2.5"T
  • Display Case Dimensions: 15.25"L x 6"W x 5.25"T

Chicago's 1982 Snorkel 1 when brand new

More About the Scale Model

This Chicago Fire Department Snorkel 1 scale model is a museum grade replica of a 1982 Seagrave/Pierce 85' Snorkel. Like all Fire Replicas models, every detail is modeled to perfection and with razor sharp precision. The replica features the specific department configuration and graphics, leaving no detail overlooked. The display case is custom manufactured with high quality acrylic and resin. The stainless steel etched plate features the department and truck name, and department seal. This replica is a treasure to be displayed and admired and is in no way a toy.

Pre-production prototype of 1:50 scale Chicago Snorkel 1

Safety Warning

This is not a toy and not suitable for children under the age of 14. This highly detailed scale model contains small, intricate pieces that may present a choking hazard.

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  • 5
    CFD 1982 Snorkel 1

    Posted by Robert Sheldon on 21st Oct 2019

    Great model! Exactly like the snorkel company that I used to command (except for the chassis). I've been waiting a long time for someone to produce a good model.

  • 5
    Chicago Fire Dept Snorkel No.1

    Posted by William Heller on 21st Aug 2019

    Great model of rare truck type...Always been a huge fan of the Chicago Fire Dept. My Dad was a professional fire fighter in a suburb of Chicago, he even attended the Chicago Fire Academy for his initial training back in the '60s. Anyhow, excellent model. More vintage apparatus please...including FDNY Mack CF pumpers and Mack/Baker Aerialscopes from '70s and '80s.

  • 5
    CFD 1982 Seagrave/Pierce Snorkel 1

    Posted by Jesse LaGrand on 1st Aug 2019

    Truck looks great. The detail is the best I've seen, certainly worth the money spent. Packaging was done well, no damage in shipping.

  • 5
    CFD 1982 Snorkel #1

    Posted by David S. on 16th Jul 2019

    WOW!!!WOW!! What a great model. Every detail of the actual rig has been authentically reproduced. Even the smallest component is meticulously Incorporated to exact scale. I have been collecting for 40 years and have not seen a replication of a firetruck so credibly accurate. A must have for every serious collector.

  • 5
    Chicago Snorkel 1

    Posted by Scott on 8th Jul 2019

    A true gem. Wonderful craftsmanship with superb graphics and exceptional attention to detail

  • 5
    A style

    Posted by COSTE Michel on 8th Jul 2019

    it's not my favorite - but it's style of the fire truck of he 80's... i was 20, that's why i like it A big truck

  • 5

    Posted by Mike Bagott on 7th Jul 2019

    Far and away the most impressive model I've ever had in my collection. Fingers crossed that there will be Seagrave pumper to go with it and the rear mount at some point in the not-too-distant future.

  • 5
    CFD Snorkel #1.

    Posted by Joshua Korzendorfer on 7th Jul 2019

    Absolutely LOVE it! Hope to see more Chicago Rigs later down the road!

  • 5

    Posted by Talon on 6th Jul 2019

    The model is perfect. We love it. Customer service was great as well.