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Aerial Fire Apparatus (The Evolution of)
Stock #: 88016
Author: Walter McCall

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An inventive machinist in the San Francisco Fire Department repair shop, Daniel Hayes patented the first successful aerial ladder in American in 1868. Includes 350 B&W and 48 color photos. Soft Cover. aerial, fire, apparatus, history, San, francisco, fire, department, repair, shop, ladder more»

Subject: Fire Equipment


Aerial Firefighting
Stock #: KB10441
Author: Wolfgang Jendsch

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Over 400 vivid color photos show aircraft used around the globe to fight forest and open-range fires. Includes fire-extinguishing planes known as airtankers, firefighting helicopters, transports, and direction and command planes essential to successful firefighting. Many rare, never-before-published images show firefighting aircraft in action. The detailed text provides technical descriptions of forest fire fighting and speculates on the future of firefighting aviation. more»

Subject: Fire Equipment


American LaFrance 400 Series Photo Archive
Stock #: KB10269
Author: Walter M.P. McCall

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In 1934, at the depths of the Great Depression, the American-LaFrance-Foamite Corporation of Elmira, New York, designed and placed into production an uncommonly handsome new big-city fire engine. This authoritative, thoroughly-researched and richly illustrated book documents the big 400's relatively short, but spectacular, production life. more»

Subject: Fire Equipment


American LaFrance 500/600 Photo Archive
Stock #: KB10270
Author: Walter M.P. McCall

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The 1930s was the decade of style - an era of streamlining and bold, futuristic art deco design that influenced the look of everything from jewelry, furniture and skyscrapers to locomotives, ships, automobiles, and Fire engines. The biggest news that eventful year was its ultra-streamlined 500 Series fire apparatus. With its dramatically clean styling the art deco 500 Series suddenly made everything else look old-fashioned. This authoritative, superbly researched and generously illustrated book documents the American-LaFrance 500 and 600 Series' remarkable nine-year production run from the late 1930s through the years immediately following the Second World War. In addition to the big 500/600 Series, the book also covers the lesser known ''junior edition'' B-500 and B-600 Series. more»

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American LaFrance 700 & 800 Series 1953-1958 Photo Archive
Stock #: KB10267
Author: Lawrence E. Phillips

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Carefully chosen photographs, accompanied by descriptive captions, illustrate the progression and intricate changes of the American LaFrance 700 and 800 Series. See the transition from the 700 Series to the short-lived 800 Series, as well as the introduction of the 900 Series in 1958. These exciting photographs are supplemented with historical articles from popular magazines of the time, as well as company sales literature and brochures. more»

Subject: Fire Equipment


American LaFrance 700 Series 1945-1952 Photo Archive
Stock #: KB10271
Author: Lawrence E. Phillips

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An exciting look at the American LaFrance 700 Series from its introduction. Carefully selected and researched photos illustrate intricate detail changes of the American LaFrance 700 Series of fire apparatus. See factory photographs, multiple views, detail shots, company advertising, and more. more»

Subject: Fire Equipment


American LaFrance 700 Series 1945-1952 Photo Archive Volume 2
Stock #: KB10272
Author: Lawrence E. Phillips

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Fire apparatus enthusiasts raved about the first American LaFrance 700 Series Photo Archive. Now acclaimed American LaFrance author, Larry Phillips has compiled even more exquisite photographs along with company advertising materials to offer another look at this classic American fire truck. See superb, rare photographs that have never before been published, such as photos from the Larry Zotti Museum Collection of 700 Series rigs in various stages of production on the original Elmira, NY assembly lines. Also included are a number of never before published photographs of early 700 Series private industrial rigs from the Leo E. Duliba Collection. And don't miss the rare photographs of Grand Rapids, Michigan's tandem back-end 700 Series ladder truck. more»

Subject: Fire Equipment


American LaFrance 900 Series 1958-1964 Photo Archive
Stock #: KB10273
Author: Lawrence E. Phillips

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A close-up look at this popular American Classic. Acclaimed American LaFrance author, Lawrence E. Phillips, continues the photographic history of American LaFrance with the birth and life of the 900 Series of fire apparatus. Exquisite photographs are accompanied with informative captions and take you through the life of the 900 Series. Historical articles and LaFrance sales brochures give a glimpse of the culture and marketing efforts of the time. more»

Subject: Fire Equipment


Classic Seagrave 1935-1951 Photo Archive
Stock #: KB10274
Author: Walt McCall & Matt Lee

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Fire apparatus aficionados Walt McCall and Matt Lee, have assembled these beautiful photographs to illustrate the wide range of body designs used on the classic Seagrave chassis. See all kinds of Classic Seagraves, ranging from wide-open doorless cab models with sporty one-piece fold-down windshields, to radically streamlined completely enclosed Safety Sedan bodies. This design was utilized for virtually every type of fire apparatus - pumping engines, aerial ladder trucks of both the straight frame and articulated tractor trailer type, city service ladder trucks, quadruple and quintuple combinations, and special units like rescue squad trucks and hose trucks. more»

Subject: Fire Equipment


Crown Firecoach 1951-1985 Photo Archive
Stock #: KB10275
Author: Charles Madderom

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Follow the history of Crown Firecoach from its beginnings in 1951 until the company ceased building fire trucks in 1983. Large format photographs show a representative cross section of the full line of Crown, including pumpers, rear mount and tractor drawn aerials, snorkels, brush rigs and tractor transports. more»

Subject: Fire Equipment


Elevating Platforms: A Fire Apparatus Photo Gallery
Stock #: KB10277
Author: Paul Barrett

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Cherry-pickers were a good way for firemen to get to places that traditional aerial ladders weren't able to reach. This led to the revolutionary Elevating Platform, or ''Snorkel,'' as called by many firemen. Here is a concise history of each company that built elevated platforms, along with a photographic timeline of the various rigs they were built on. This book features such companies as the Pitman Snorkel, American Lafrance Aero-Chief, Hi-Ranger, Calavar, and Bronto Skylifts. It also covers a few remaining companies that each built only a small number of elevating platforms. more»

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Fire Chief Cars 1900-1997 Photo Album
Stock #: KB10334
Author: Donald F. Wood & W. Wayne Sorenson

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Loaded with bells, sirens and flashing or rotating red lights, the fire chief's car heads the parade of fire apparatus responding to a 911 call. Here is an exciting photographic history of fire chiefs' vehicles used over the past century, from early horse-drawn buggies to the modern trucks, vans and utility vehicles used by fire chiefs today. more»

Subject: Fire Equipment


Fire Engines
Stock #: 40029
Author: Hans Halberstadt

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With sirens screaming, this blazing book delivers a stunning tribute to firefighting history over the past 200 years. From human bucket brigades and horse-drawn steam pumpers, Fire Engines arrives on-scene to fans the flames of technology from the earliest rigs to todays powerful trucks, engines and rescue vehicles. 168 color and 45 black & white photos. Soft cover. more»

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Fire Trucks
Stock #: 20160
Author: Rasmussen

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Dust cover in like new condition.American fire fighters on the street. Hard cover. more»

Subject: Fire Equipment


Firefighting Tanker Trucks and Tenders: A Fire Apparatus Photo Gallery
Stock #: KB10278
Author: John H. Rieth

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Tanker trucks, also known as tenders, are used by more than 65% of all fire departments across America. Early tankers were converted from oil, fuel, milk, or chemical tank trucks. Some of these converted units were semi or tractor-trailer trucks, others were smaller, local oil or milk delivery trucks. Large fire apparatus manufacturers started to manufacture water tanker fire trucks in the late 1950s, but it wasn't until the 1970s that custom-made water tankers became popular. Shown are tankers by all the major and minor fire apparatus manufacturers and regional builders, among conversions built by local shops. Included are tankers from Mack, Ford, GMC, Chevy, International, White, Brockway, Diamond T & Reo, Autocar, Kenworth, Peterbuilt, Freightliner, Volvo, UD, Marmom, Western Star, Crane Carrier Corp., FWD, Oshkosh, AMC, and others. more»

Subject: Fire Equipment


German Firefighting Vehicles WW II
Stock #: 40024
Author: Michael Foedrowitz

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This book presents over 300 photographs showing the service of German fire fighting vehicles in World War II, with the emphasis on the various vehicles, manufacturers, and the organization of the German fire fighting regiments. Hard cover. more»

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Grumman Fire Apparatus 1976-1992 Photo Archive
Stock #: KB10279
Author: Kent Parrish

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Grumman Allied Industries acquired Howe Fire Apparatus in 1976. The Grumman Emergency Products division built on the foundation laid by the legendary Howe and Oren names and soon became one of the largest and most well-known producers of fire apparatuses in the United States. This book highlights the wide range of pumpers, tankers, and aerials built by Grumman on commercial and custom chassis with model names such as the Minicat, Attackcat, Wildcat, Firecat, Aerialcat, and Panther. more»

Subject: Fire Equipment


Illustrated Encyclopedia of American Fire Engine Manufacturers
Stock #: KB10280
Author: Walter M.P. McCall

List Price: $99.95
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From Abbott & Downing to Zwak, this comprehensive volume combines company histories, innovations and hundreds of photographs to present the story of American fire engine manufacturing. The objective of this book was to compile as comprehensive and complete a list as possible of the known players - the hundreds of companies that produced more than just one or two fire trucks, and which operated as continuous fire apparatus manufacturing and sales enterprises. The focus of this compendium, therefore, is on the established known companies (as well as some not so well known) that have actively engaged in this unique vehicular industry over the past one hundred-plus years. In the main this book is an alphabetical listing of dedicated motor fire apparatus builders - companies that designed and built pumpers, ladder trucks, rescue and other types of motor fire apparatus in their own factories - from the frame-up on their own custom chassis or on commercially-available domestic truck chassis. You will note that this book also includes a number of commercial chassis makers such as International, Freightliner, Kenworth and Peterbilt which forged special alliances with various fire apparatus builders, and which sometimes made and marketed fire apparatus under their own names. more»

Subject: Fire Equipment


Imperial Fire Apparatus 1969-1976 Photo Archive
Stock #: KB10282
Author: Richard Gergel

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Imperial was a unique fire apparatus company in that within its first 2 years in existence it manufactured, sold and delivered a complete line of fire apparatus. View the complete line including brush trucks, mini-pumpers, pumpers (both custom and commercial), tankers, snorkels and aerial ladders. Informative text and captions include a brief company history, as well as delivery schedules and cost where available. more»

Subject: Fire Equipment


Industrial And Private Fire Apparatus 1925-2001 Photo Archive
Stock #: KB10283
Author: Leo Duliba

List Price: $29.95
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Little known and seldom seen! Highly secretive best describes this area of fire apparatus. The photographs included in this book are of individual rigs rarely seen since corporations do not welcome photographers and indeed discourage publicity concerning the rigs. Includes rigs used by aircraft plants, arsenals, atomic energy plants, chemical plants, dams, hotels, movie studios, mining, petroleum companies, prisons, railroads, and theme parks among others. more»

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