New PDF release: Portsmouth Firefighting (Images of America)

By Steven E. Achilles

ISBN-10: 0738562106

ISBN-13: 9780738562100

ISBN-10: 1531640338

ISBN-13: 9781531640330

In September 1756, with basically hearth buckets, hand tubs, and citizen volunteers safeguarding the Colonial seaport, Portsmouth determined to arrange and keep watch over its hearth safeguard. via 1852, the Portsmouth hearth division boasted six suction engines and in 1864 entered the age of steam energy whilst the 1st steam fireplace engine used to be added. Disastrous fires and a starting to be urban required the dep. to modernize because it moved into the twentieth century. The department�s first motorized engine was once bought in 1912, and by way of 1921, there has been a brand new valuable hearth station in addition to a brand new gasoline-powered ladder truck. via an excellent selection of pictures, Portsmouth Firefighting richly illustrates the tale and culture of a hearth division endlessly attached to its courageous firefighters, their fantastic fireplace engines, and the astounding blazes they fought.

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