THE WORLD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FIRE ENGINES FIREFIGHTING FIRE AND RESCUE AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO FIRE TRUCKS AROUND THE WORLD WITH 700 PICTURES OF MODERN AND HISTORICAL APPLIANCES

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The World Encyclopedia Of Fire Engines Firefighting

Author : Neil Wallington
ISBN : 0754812561
Genre : Reference
File Size : 69.82 MB
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Fire engines are some of the most impressive and sophisticated vehicles. With bright conspicuous colors, strobe warning lights and wailers, and carrying an impressive amount of kit, these firefighting machines are truly awesome. This comprehensive book presents a complete history of firefighting from Roman times to the present day, as well as a wide-ranging encyclopedia of major fire engine manufacturers from around the world. Section One: The World of Fire Engines and Firefighting charts the history of firefighting and the development of the fire engine from bucket chains and manual pumps designed to be pushed or pulled to the scene of a fire by hand. Horse power, steam power, electric batteries and the coming of the motor age saw impressive changes in the design and engineering of fire trucks. With vast social change in the twentieth century, increasingly sophisticated technology in the home, and ever more dangerous chemicals in use in industry, the role of the fire service has broadened to encompass a wide range of emergency and rescue work.
Category: Reference

Volunteer And Rural Fire Apparatus Photo Gallery

Author : W. Wayne Sorenson
ISBN : 1583880054
Genre : Transportation
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Firefighting enthusiasts will enjoy browsing this fascinating collection of photographs depicting the enormous variety of volunteer fire trucks built in 20th Century America. Small-town and rural fire departments long relied on fire apparatus built on commercial truck chassis such as Ford, Chevrolet, Dodge, and International. The chassis would be sent to a builder, Such as Boardman, Pierce, or Seagrave, which would outfit them with pumps, hosebeds, ladder racks, and the like. Some departments did the outfitting themselves, relying on a local bodyshop or welder to do the bodywork. Detailed captions identify and detail the truck in each photo.
Category: Transportation

Heavy Rescue Trucks

Author : Paul Barrett
ISBN : 1583880453
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 29.57 MB
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For more than a half-century, heavy rescue trucks have played a vital role in plucking hapless souls from such precarious situations as fires, auto accidents, floods, and other disasters. This comprehensive history uses a collection of 400 factory and on-scene photographs to examine and depict the evolution of these life-saving vehicles and their specialized equipment. The book features rigs from early builders like Gerstenlager, Swab, and Reading, along with modern trucks from well-known companies like E-One, Pierce, Saulsbury, and Supervac. The trucks are shown in both small towns and major metorpolitan areas across the United States.
Category: Transportation

Fire Trucks Of The 1960s And 1970s

Author : Kent Parrish
ISBN : 158388307X
Genre : Transportation
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During the 1960s and 1970s, the fire apparatus industry saw unprecedented revolution, innovation, and parity. The long admired conventional models gave way to the contemporary archetypes that are the genesis of today’s fire trucks. Just as disco and the lava lamp became all the societal rage, the fire service saw its own fads and trends. A new generation of aggressive fire apparatus manufacturers led by Pierce and Emergency-One began to overtake their forefathers and the pool of builders producing high quality apparatus in numbers became considerably more populated. This volume highlights the fire trucks of the Swinging Sixties and the Groovy Seventies!
Category: Transportation

Hook And Ladders

Author : Larry Shapiro
ISBN : 161060587X
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The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of American Trucks And Commercial Vehicles

Author : Albert Mroz
ISBN : 0873413687
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 69.43 MB
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Presents classic photographs and detailed description of 1,250 work vehicles from 1891 to 1996, including fire trucks, earth movers, buses, coaches and military vehicles and offers information on their histories and manufacturers.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

American Volunteer Fire Trucks

Author : Donald F. Wood
ISBN : 0873412362
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 62.13 MB
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Climb aboard more than 500 rigs used by volunteer fire departments across America. Fire trucks, often referred to as "brush rigs", are all built on commercial chassis with fire-fighting equipment added.
Category: Technology & Engineering

100 Years Of Semi Trucks

Author : Ronald G. Adams
ISBN : 0760307695
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 63.75 MB
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From the first turn-of-the-century haulers to the 18-wheelers truckin' down the nation's highways today, ten full decades of big rigs fill the pages of this hardbound chronological retrospective. Lengthy captions accompany each of more than 500 black-and-white photographs and a special section of 75 color photos featuring major manufacturers like Mack, Peterbilt, Ford, Freightliner, International, and GMC, along with trailer manufacturers and minor truckbuilders that have gone by the wayside. The main focus is on semis built from the 1940s through the 1970s.
Category: Transportation

Kings Of The Road

Author : Rob Leicester Wagner
ISBN : 156799413X
Genre : Transportation
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Pictures and text explore the history of commercial trucking from the beginning of the 20th century to the present, including an introduction of some well-known trucking companies and manufacturers.
Category: Transportation