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The World Encyclopedia Of Fire Engines Firefighting

Author : Neil Wallington
ISBN : 0754812561
Genre : Reference
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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.
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Fire Trucks Of The 1960s And 1970s

Author : Kent Parrish
ISBN : 158388307X
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 39.65 MB
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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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Fire Trucks Of The 1950s

Author : Walter McCall
ISBN : 1583882898
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 21.67 MB
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American motor fire apparatus design reached its high-water mark in the 1950s. Every one of the nation's major fire apparatus manufacturers boasted uniquely individual custom fire truck designs. Unlike the look-alike cookie-cutter shoeboxes of today, back then a fire fighter could instantly identify these makes a block away. From conventional Fords to the custom rigs of fire apparatus manufacturers, all the most popular, unique, and industry-changing designs and innovations are featured in this long-overdue tribute to the fire trucks of the Fabulous Fifties!
Category: Transportation

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

Mack Fire Trucks

Author : Harvey Eckart
ISBN : 1583881573
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 42.16 MB
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While famous for their trucks, Mack Truck also built many fire trucks, holding a prominent position as a fire apparatus manufacturer for over 80 years. This history, combined with high-quality images of the trucks, tells the complete story of the Mack fire truck line-up. All models are covered with images from the archives of Mack, including a color section. Many books about Mack Trucks have been written, but this is the only book available that focuses on the full line-up of Mack's durable fire trucks. An essential reference for both Mack Truck enthusiasts and fire apparatus enthusiasts.
Category: Transportation

Modern Fire Trucks

Author : Kent Parrish
ISBN : 1583883169
Genre : Transportation
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The progression of American fire apparatus since the romantic horse-drawn era has truly been amazing. The elementary steam engines and wagons of yesteryear have evolved into a multitude of technologically advanced modern rigs to mitigate the hazards of the 21st Century as efficiently and safely as possible. The roles of today's fire services have expanded to include Emergency Medical Services, Hazardous Materials, Urban Search & Rescue, and Wildland. These modern disciplines required a new breed of specialty apparatus and even the classic fire truck has transformed into multi-purpose rescue-pumpers, pumper-tankers, and an array of aerial trucks. An industry long dominated by legendary names is led by a new generation that includes Pierce, KME, E-One, Rosenbauer, Ferrara, and many others. This volume highlights fire trucks from 1980 to present, the culmination of the 20th Century into a new Millennium.
Category: Transportation

American Volunteer Fire Trucks

Author : Donald F. Wood
ISBN : 0873412362
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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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