After the September 11 tragedy, America’s interest in firefighters soared. This volume 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.
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.
The book outlines the very important historical and social role firemen in France are playing in the life-saving operations. Which is the height of a ladder? What is the red Plan? What happens when one composes the 118 or the 112? How is a fireman life? You’ll find in this book the answers and not only about these questions.
A red-hot illustrated history of workhorse fire engines from the 1960s up through today. American LaFrance, Pierce, Mack, Emergency One, Grumman, FMC, Seagrave, and others are featured in action, at rest, and with descriptive details of their labor-intensive equipment. Each manufacturer features mini, midi, commercial and custom machines. Includes a brief overview of the early pumper days.
Take an exciting look at one of the most distinctive fire engines in American fire apparatus history. High-quality builders’ photographs reveal the 19-year production life of the Seagrave 70th Anniversary Series. Photographs range from stock-model pumpers and ladder trucks to custom-built one-off specials such as a huge rescue truck, a foam truck for the protection of oil refineries, and some of the 70th Anniversary models built by Seagrave’s Canadian subsidiary. Photos of factory-fresh rigs are complemented by shots of models in production and in action at major fire locations.
For nearly half a decade these huge trucks have carried special equipment needed for reaching and rescuing people from fires, auto accidents, floods, hurricanes and more. This book covers heavy rescue trucks all across America, including major cities (Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, etc.) as well as smaller towns that have had unique and impressive squads over the years. See rigs from the early builders like Gerstenlager, Swab, and Reading. Also see modern rigs built by such well-known companies as E-One, Pierce, Saulsbury, and Supervac.
Lavishly illustrated with pictures in large format, the book includes an interesting selection of DDR fire-fighting vehicles with the descriptions of each model about the classical period. Among the models covered: IFA G 5 TLF 15, Horch H 3 A SW 5, Robur LO 1800 AKF/LF-GEW, Barkas B 1000 KK, …
The entire fire apparatus of the Ruhr district: Bochum, Bottrop, Castrop Castrop-Rauxel, Datteln, Dortmund, Duisburg, Essen, Gelsenkirchen, Gladbeck, Hattingen, Herne, Herten, Marl, Mülheim, Oberhausen, Oer Erkenschwick, Recklinghausen, Waltrop and Witten. The numerous images are completed with a text rich of details.
All vehicles used in the airports: aircraft movers, vehicles for into-plane fueling services, fuel systems maintenance and operations, fuel transporting, ground handling, ladders for passengers and trucks for luggages, firefighting vehicles and special purposes.
Even the rustiest examples of Volkswagen’s second-generation ’Bay’ Transporter fetch solid money and imports from drier climes continue to appear on British roads, so the case for restoring one of these hugely popular vehicles is increasingly attractive. Using the trusted Haynes practical approach, this all-colour manual follows the restoration of a 1971 Panel van and a 1979 Devon camper from beginning to end. Featuring hundreds of photographs and helpful diagrams where necessary, this is the only guide to restoring (or part-restoring) a ’Bay’ you will ever need.
A very well illustrated historical and technical profile of the “Bulli” the ubiquitous Type 2 or Transporter. produced starting from 1967, through a collection of articles, sales brochures and lots of pictures.
An historical and photographic portrait with the main technical characteristics, production data and coulours table of the first three generations of these light commercial vechicles, produced from 1950 to 1992. Included the special and personalized models.
This publication brings together, for the first time, the complete history of the Split Screen Transporter, produced from 1950 to 1967 and provides all the information needed to identify precise models and ensure originality in restoration.