Aerial Fire Trucks

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MBI Publishing Company, 2002 - Transportation - 127 pages
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This book is an illustrated, historical look at aerials -- fire trucks that elevate water and firefighters via hydraulic platforms and ladders at a fire scene. Inside is a comprehensive look at all manufacturers of aerials, including American LaFrance, Pierce, Emergency One, LTI, Grumman, FMC, Seagrave, Mack, Pirsch, Snorkel, Hahn, Maxim, KME, Sutphen, Smeal, Aerial Innovations, Baker, Grove, Hi-Ranger, Cavalar, and Simon. Chapters focus on the different types of aerials, including rear-mounts, mid-mounts, tractor-drawn (tillers), towers, articulating booms, and others. Text and captions give the reader a brief overview of early aerials, then concentrates on the trucks in use today.

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Larry Shapiro is a photographer whose experience spans over 26 years. His portfolio includes work for private, commercial, and corporate clients, but his passion lays in his all-consuming love of the fire service and all things motorized. His previous titles with MBI Publishing Company include,

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