Battlewagons for Today’s Fire Fighters – Popular Science, Jan. 1947

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/battlewagons-for-todays-fire-fighters/ Battlewagons for Today’s Fire Fighters 1. New American-LaFrance-Foamite aerial truck illustrates compact power of postwar fire engines (See “Here Come the New Fire Engines,” p. 66). Unlike old-style articulated trucks, it is a single unit and needs no rear-wheel tillerman. Steel extension ladder is 100 feet long—15 feet more than prewar type—and holds eight … Continue reading Battlewagons for Today’s Fire Fighters – Popular Science, Jan. 1947

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Thrilling Methods of Fighting Big Fires – Modern Mechanix, Mar. 1931)

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/thrilling-methods-of-fighting-big-fires/ |<< << Previous >>| Next >> 1 of 8 Thrilling Methods of Fighting Big Fires To many people, the fireman is a fellow who sits around the engine house playing checkers until the gong calls him to a thrilling dash through the streets. But in reality, the modern fireman must be a skilled technician … Continue reading Thrilling Methods of Fighting Big Fires – Modern Mechanix, Mar. 1931)

Exciting New Fire Engines (Super Pumper) – Science and Mechanics, Jan, 1965

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/our-exciting-new-fire-engines/ |<< << Previous >>| Next >> 1 of 6 OUR EXCITING NEW FIRE ENGINES! Amazing super pumpers, aerial ladders, and telescoping “Snorkles” are aiding the fight against fire! By Ross R. Olney THE whining scream of a fire engine is one of the most chilling sounds on earth. Who hasn’t thrilled to the siren … Continue reading Exciting New Fire Engines (Super Pumper) – Science and Mechanics, Jan, 1965