St. Louis Fire Department Book


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St. Louis Fire Department. Images of America Series. By: Frank C. Schaper and Betty Burnett. The St. Louis, Missouri Fire Department is the second oldest in the USA and was established back in 1857. This pictorial history portrays the departments rich history and exemplifies why its motto is Justifiably Proud. The department was the first to purchase a 100 foot aerial ladder truck. It also was the first to establish an academy for study of fire and training of firefighter recruits. St. Louis was the first department to combine the traditional fire truck and hook and ladder truck into one piece of equipment. A most enjoyable overview of American suburbia. Softbound. B&W photos. Pgs. 128