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The American Fire Station Gerry Souter

The American Fire Station

Gerry Souter

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ISBN : 9785559295275
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Now available in paperback, this handsome tribute examines how the constant evolution of an ubiquitous American landmark has been the result of advances in firefighting equipment, namely the fire engine. Todays modern fire stations are a far cryMoreNow available in paperback, this handsome tribute examines how the constant evolution of an ubiquitous American landmark has been the result of advances in firefighting equipment, namely the fire engine. Todays modern fire stations are a far cry from the early 19th century stables that housed hand pumps and horse-drawn fire wagons. As yesteryears wooden fire wagons evolved into todays gleaming red fire engines, so too evolved the fire station. A huge collection of historical black-and-white photos is complemented by an impressive selection of crisp, modern color photography featuring shots of restored stations and firefighting equipment, including vehicles, helmets, axes, bells, ladders, and hoses. Even the Dalmatian makes an appearance or two. Stunning visual images also include firefighters battling actual blazes.