American Fire Apparatus #1

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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 ...

American Fire Apparatus #1 2009, MMD-Squadron Signal

ISBN-13: 9780897475938

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