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American Fire Apparatus #1

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This volume traces the development of the best-known fire-fighting apparatus, the pumper fire engine. It covers the history of these vehicles from the 19th Century to the fire trucks of the 21st Century.

Organized companies of firefighters first appeared in Colonial America and were mobilized, like local militias, on a volunteer basis. Like military equipment, firefighting apparatus evolved in tandem with technological advances. This volume traces the development of the chief and best-known fire-fighting apparatus, the pumper or fire engine, from hand-drawn pumps, through horse-drawn vehicles in the 19th Century to the advanced fire trucks of the 21st Century. Chapters introduce the early years of the pumper, follow its motorization, and then, decade-by-decade, meticulously review the evolution of the fire truck from the 1930s until today.

Pages: 96
Size: 11 X 8.5 (inches)
Format: Paperback
Publisher: MMD-Squadron Signal
ISBN: 9780897475938
Product Code: SS593