Hand-book of Modern Steam Fire-engines

Hand-book of Modern Steam Fire-engines
Title Hand-book of Modern Steam Fire-engines PDF eBook
Author Stephen Roper
Publisher
Pages 422
Release 1889
Genre Fire engines
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Fire Engines

Fire Engines
Title Fire Engines PDF eBook
Author Eddie Baker
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages 64
Release 2018-08-23
Genre Technology & Engineering
ISBN 1784422991

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More complex and imposing than any other vehicle in the British emergency services, the fire engine has a long and interesting history. The earliest water pumps had been developed by the eighteenth century – basic manual pumps that had to be hauled around by people or horses, and were often only used on fire-insured premises. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries horse-drawn, steam-powered fire engines, and eventually motorised fire engines, came to revolutionise firefighting, offering far greater versatility and the brigades came to be run by the municipalities. In this beautifully illustrated introduction, Eddie Baker charts the history of fire engines and their variants, and the increasingly complex equipment they have carried, such as high-rise ladders and high-pressure hoses. He also explains the wider history of the fire service and how the engines have been shaped by its needs and, most importantly, those of the firefighters themselves.




Fires, Fire Engines, and Fire Brigades

Fires, Fire Engines, and Fire Brigades
Title Fires, Fire Engines, and Fire Brigades PDF eBook
Author Charles Frederic T. Young
Publisher
Pages 574
Release 1866
Genre Fire engines
ISBN

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Pumpers : Workhorse Fire Engines

Pumpers : Workhorse Fire Engines
Title Pumpers : Workhorse Fire Engines PDF eBook
Author Larry Shapiro
Publisher
Pages 144
Release 1999
Genre Fire engines
ISBN 9781610605908

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Amazing Machines: Flashing Fire Engines

Amazing Machines: Flashing Fire Engines
Title Amazing Machines: Flashing Fire Engines PDF eBook
Author Tony Mitton
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Pages 27
Release 2017-12-28
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 0753443376

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Flashing Fire Engines follows the animal crew as they become fire fighters. Climb on board the fire engine, ride along and learn how to put out fires to save the day! Every page is full of the kind of detail that machine-mad toddlers love: the fireman's pole, the siren, the long ladder and much more! From aeroplanes to fire engines, the internationally bestselling Amazing Machines series is the perfect way for preschoolers to learn about all sorts of vehicles! Each book introduces a new vehicle and the many jobs it can do. Bright, engaging artwork and simple, rhyming text combine to make these fantastic books for young children. Kids will love getting to know the friendly, animal characters who feature throughout the series and reading about their fast-paced adventures! There is also a page at the back of each book that features an amazing, annotated machine to teach kids all of the different vehicle parts.




Engines and Other Apparatus of the Milwaukee Fire Department

Engines and Other Apparatus of the Milwaukee Fire Department
Title Engines and Other Apparatus of the Milwaukee Fire Department PDF eBook
Author Wayne Mutza
Publisher McFarland
Pages 319
Release 2020-10-01
Genre Transportation
ISBN 1476680787

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The vehicles and other firefighting equipment of the Milwaukee Fire Department, like the department itself, are unique among the fire service. It built more of its own apparatus than any other American city and few can match the scope and character of apparatus used to serve and protect life and property in Milwaukee. Through detailed research, firsthand narratives, and captivating photos, the author walks the reader through the fascinating history of the incredible machines that served Cream City from the mid-nineteenth century to modern times. This volume traces the ever-changing face of Milwaukee's fire-fighting and life-saving equipment in parallel with the city's own history and growth. The fire department workshop's reputation for ingenuity is shown through its adaptations to disastrous fires that brought about changes in laws, economic growth and decline, the establishment of Milwaukee's ethnic neighborhoods, the difficult transition from horses to motorization, the wartime and post-war experience, the corporate world of apparatus manufacturers, and Milwaukee's fireboat fleet.




America's Fire Engine

America's Fire Engine
Title America's Fire Engine PDF eBook
Author Walter M.P. McCall
Publisher McFarland
Pages 391
Release 2022-11-14
Genre Transportation
ISBN 1476689202

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As World War II drew to a close, America's premier fire apparatus builder--the American-LaFrance Foamite Corp. of Elmira, N.Y.--bet the company's future on its radical new cab-ahead-of-engine 700 Series fire engines. In a spectacular gamble to capture the superheated postwar market, all of the company's existing products were discontinued and its customers were essentially told to "take it or leave it." This bold gamble paid off and 700 Series rigs soon filled firehouses across the nation, sweeping aside all competitors and ultimately defining the breakthrough 700 as "America's Fire Engine." This is the first comprehensive history of the game-changing 700. Individual chapters detail not only each of the eight major vehicle types but also the origins, design controversies, manufacturing, and marketing of the 700 and short-lived transitional 800 Series. The book includes a meticulously researched registry of every 700/800 series apparatus delivered, supported by many interpretive tables detailing production, specifications and major fire department fleets.