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St. Louis Fire Department (Hardcover)

St. Louis Fire Department By Frank C. Schaper, Betty Burnett Cover Image
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The St. Louis Fire Department was established in 1857 and is the second oldest paid fire department in the United States. This pictorial history portrays the department's rich history and exemplifies why its motto is "Justifiably Proud." The St. Louis Fire Department history is one of leadership and innovation. It was one of the first departments to purchase a 100' aerial ladder truck. It was also one of the first to establish an academy for the study of fire and the training of fire fighting recruits. In 1987, the department was the first in the nation to use a "Total Quint Concept," which combined the traditional fire truck and hook and ladder truck into one piece of equipment.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781531617868
ISBN-10: 1531617867
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing Library Editions
Publication Date: November 12th, 2003
Pages: 130
Language: English