Firemen Never Fiddle – Mechanix Illustrated, Sep. 1938

Firemen Never Fiddle By Stanley Gerstin Our modern fire-fighter is a young husky about whose exploits under fire little has been written. This story tells how he is trained; what he does. IN 1871 a cow kicked over a lamp and started a fire that reduced Chicago to ashes, and a bucket of water started … Continue reading Firemen Never Fiddle – Mechanix Illustrated, Sep. 1938

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Heroes of the Fire Lines – Popular Mechanics, Dec. 1938

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/heroes-of-the-fire-lines/ HEROES of the Fire Lines PUTTING out fires is only a secondary job of the fire department. Saving lives comes first. Men in every engine company are detailed to search the rooms of a burning building as soon as they respond to the alarm. A forgotten invalid in a bedroom or people trapped on … Continue reading Heroes of the Fire Lines – Popular Mechanics, Dec. 1938

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)

Firefighting Helicopters – Mechanix Illustrated, Aug 1953

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/why-dont-we-have-firecopters/ Why Don’t We Have… FIRECOPTERS? Helicopter fire engines to fight flames from the air and rescue victims trapped on upper floors. By Frank Tinsley REMEMBER the time back in July 1945 when a fog-befuddled Army bomber crashed into the tower of New York’s Empire State Building? The plane smashed through the outer wall and … Continue reading Firefighting Helicopters – Mechanix Illustrated, Aug 1953