This is a German-language text.
This book contains information on:
• The pre-fire-fighting time in Berlin
• Foundation of the Berlin fire brigade
• Probation of the first German professional fire brigade
• The fire-fighting train formation
• Motorization of the fire brigades in and around Berlin
• Berlin fire brigade under National Socialist dictatorship
• The Terror of the Second World War
• The split of Berlin
• Reconstruction and consolidation
• Unification of urban rescue services
• Expansion of fire protection and rescue service
• The VEHICLES of the Berlin fire brigade
This book is an illustrated, historical look at aerialsfire trucks that elevate water and firefighters via hydraulic platforms and ladders at a fire scene.
Inside is a comprehensive look at all manufacturers of aerials, including American LaFrance, Pierce, Emergency One, LTI, Grumman, FMC, Seagrave, Mack, Pirsch, Snorkel, Hahn, Maxim, KME, Sutphen, Smeal, Aerial Innovations, Baker, Grove, Hi-Ranger, Cavalar, and Simon.
Chapters focus on the different types of aerials, including rear-mounts, mid-mounts, tractor-drawn (tillers), towers, articulating booms, and others. Text and captions give the reader a brief overview of early aerials, then concentrates on the trucks in use today.
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. Fire apparatus enthusiasts will applaud this second in-depth look at the American LaFrance 700 Series.
Pierre Thibault Ltd. was Canada's largest and best known manufacturer of fire engines. Throughout its history, Thibault built every type of fire apparatus imaginable - engines, ladders, platforms, rescues, and specialized units on both commercial and its own line of custom cabs and chassis. Hand-picked photos, with detailed captions, create a magnificent photo history of Thibault's fire apparatus that will appeal to all fire apparatus enthusiasts.