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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FDNY Ambulance- Popular Science 1938

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/new-hospital-on-wheels/ New Hospital on Wheels By John E. Lodge BRINGS FIRST AID TO MEN WHO FIGHT NEW YORK’S FIRES FIVE-ALARM FIRE! Thirty-five engines and trucks racing through the streets before dawn. Three hundred crack smoke eaters battling a block-square conflagration. That was the scene, a few weeks ago, when 3,000,000 feet of lumber in a … Continue reading FDNY Ambulance- Popular Science 1938