Dodge, Plymouth & Chrysler Police Cars, 1979-1994
Dodge, Plymouth & Chrysler Police Cars 1979-1994 Edwin J. Sanow & John L. Bellah with Galen GovierA comprehensive history of the modern eras Chrysler police cars, featuring the Dodge St. Regis, Chrysler Newport, Dodge Diplomat, K-cars Dodge Aries K and Plymouth Reliant K, Jeep Cherokee and Dodge Intrepid. Filled with experiences of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and the Michigan State Police, the nations premier patrols from the late 7s to today. Find out exactly which options were available and how your car fared in performance tests.
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Elevating Platforms: A Fire Apparatus Photo Gallery
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 they were referred to by many firemen. They have served many departments large and small across North America over the last 45 years. At the height of their popularity they were seen on the front covers of newspapers across the country bringing major fires under control and rescuing people. Elevating platforms, with their articulating booms and large area platforms, offer firemen the flexibility to be positioned in places that would otherwise be impossible to reach. They can deliver a 1000 gallons of water per minute through a master stream to the seat of the fire or quickly rescue victims from upper floors. A concise history of each company that built elevated platorms is provided 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. This book documents their beginnings in 1958 up to the impressive articulating platforms of today.
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Encyclopedia of Canadian Fire Apparatus
A complete encyclopedia of every Canadian Fire Apparatus Company of the 20th century. Each company is listed alphabetically and its apparatus is documented in text and high quality photographs. There have been over 20,000 pieces of fire apparatus built in Canada, and every manufacturer is documented here. Includes Allain, Almonte, Amertek, Anderson, Bickle and Bickle Seagrave, Carl Thibault, Ft. Garry, Hub, King and King Seagrave, LaFleur, LaFrance, Marsh, Maxi Metal, Metalfab, Phoenix, Pierreville, Superior, Thibault, Tibotrac, Waltek and more. An essential reference tool for every fire apparatus buff and historian.
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Feuerwehr-Alltag: Retten, Löschen, Bergen, Schützen

Joachim Reher Hardcover 136 pages Out of Print. New old stock.

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Fire Engines
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 today's powerful trucks, engines and rescue vehicles. Rugged workhorses from American LaFrance, Emergency One, Mack, Ahrens-Fox and Seagrave, together with first-hand interviews and vintage advertisements, present a red-hot look at the battle to control civilization's oldest enemy
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Fire Engines
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.
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Fire Engines in North America
A detailed, compelling record of the development of firefighting equipment from its most primitive to its most sophisticated is complemented by hundreds of vivid photographs, many in full color.
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Fire Trucks of the 1950s
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!
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Fire Trucks of the 1960s and 1970s: An Illustrated History
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!
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Firefighters (Enthusiast Color Series)
After the September 11 tragedy, America's interest in firefighters soared. Firefighters covers modern-day firefighters, their equipment, vehicles, clothing, and training as well as the different jobs/duties of firefighters. This book gives a broad overview and is great for the general reader as well as the fire enthusiast.
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First to the Flames: The History of Fire Chief Vehicles
This history outlines the important role fire chief vehicles have played in the life-saving operations of fire departments, looks at the vehicles themselves and their added options. There are technical details and specifications and a miniature vehicles collectors guide.
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Ford Fire Trucks
Fire trucks of all types built on the famous Model T, the long standing F-Series, the venerable C-Series, the honorary Louisville-Line, and other miscellaneous Ford models have prolifically and efficiently served towns small and big alike since the advent of motorization. This chronicle pays homage to the contributions this automotive legend has made to the fire service with a brilliant display of classic rigs and modern machines, with representatives from over 150 fire apparatus manufacturers.
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FWD Fire Trucks 1914-1963 Photo Archive
Long recognized for the production of specialized vehicles for use by highway departments, utility companies, construction firms, and the oil industry, The Four Wheel Drive Auto Company also established an enviable reputation for the manufacture of fire apparatus. Manufacturers of four-wheel-drive vehicles since 1910, FWD built its first fire truck in 1914, continuing production into the 1970s. All of the vehicles produced by FWD relied on the design principles first developed in 1907 and patented in 1908. Combining high quality black and white photos with in-depth captions, this book presents an in-depth history of FWD's fire trucks up to the time FWD acquired Seagrave. Includes many never before published photographs from the FWD/Seagrave Fire Apparatus, LLC Archives.
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Hook and Ladders
Code 3 coverage puts you on-scene as these amazing apparatus maneuver rescuers to extraordinary heights! Grab a hand-line and discover the popular makes and models in operation, as long-time fire buff Larry Shapiro outlines the roots of the hook and ladder and discusses when and how they are used in today's loftiest disasters. Outstanding all-color images and lively text guide you through the hero-making world of Hook and Ladders.
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Illustrated Encyclopedia of American Fire Engine Manufacturers
Walt McCall's out of print and outdated book, American Fire Apparatus Since 1900 in the Crestline Series, has been referred to as the "Bible" and is the number one reference source recommended by fire apparatus enthusiasts. The old book was arranged by year and required a lot of reading and searching to research individual companies and their fire trucks. Well, now the new "Bible," is here! 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.
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Illustrated Encyclopedia of American Fire Engine Manufacturers
Walt McCall's out of print and outdated book, American Fire Apparatus Since 1900 in the Crestline Series, has been referred to as the "Bible" and is the number one reference source recommended by fire apparatus enthusiasts. The old book was arranged by year and required a lot of reading and searching to research individual companies and their fire trucks. Well, now the new "Bible," is here! 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.
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Killer in the Bush: The Great Fires of Northeastern Ontario
Story of the Porcupine, Matheson, and Temiskaming fires of 1911-1922.
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Mack Fire Trucks: 1911-2005
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.
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Maxim Fire Apparatus Photo History
The complete history of the Maxim Motor Company, from its humble beginnings as a family owned business, through its heyday and subsequent decline. Maxim produced highly regarded fire apparatus and very early on established the Maxim ladder as one of the best available. WWII era trucks, motorcycle-pumpers, unfinished trucks, one-of-a-kinds, and many other previously unpublished photos are documented in detail by the author. Every Maxim fire apparatus buff will enjoy this book.
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Maxim Fire Apparatus: 1914-1989 Photo Archive
Follow the development of Maxim Motor Company's fire apparatus from the company's beginning in 1914, through numerous ownership changes and financial crises, up to its final days in the late 1980s. Although many of the company records were lost or destroyed, through meticulous research the author has filled in the details of the rigs shown. Carefully selected photographs create a magnificent photographic history of Maxim's fire apparatus that will appeal to all fire apparatus enthusiasts. Beginning with the first three Maxim apparatus built in 1914, included photos show commercial chassis and conventional chassis, pumpers, aerials, brush trucks, rescues and tankers. Also included are some of the unusual and one-of-a-kind rigs.
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Miller-Meteor: The Complete Illustrated History
Miller-Meteor is really the story of three companies - the A.J. Miller Company, the Meteor Motor Car Company, and Wayne Works. The only definitive book ever published on Miller-Meteor and its illustrious corporate predecessors, this tome is a multi-faceted history of three fiercely independent, yet interwoven, companies, the unique segment of the motor industry in which they were involved, their charismatic leaders and, most of all, their unique products. This volume showcases hundreds of never-before published original factory photographs.
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