Starting with the first motorised fire engine, the 1903 Tottenham Merryweather, it reveals how competition between great British manufacturers including Dennis, Leyland and Bedford fuelled important innovations far beyond their ability to pump firefighting water such as turntable ladders and hydraulic platforms. It gives an account of how fire engines rose to the challenges of World War II and how the post-war period brought both the introduction of standard specifications for engines and the iconic Green Goddess. It also traces the decline of British makers in recent years, as foreign badges became an ever-more familiar sight in fire stations.The prototype ERF pump was delivered to Newcastle and Gateshead Joint Fire Service as a pump escape. ... FANFARE FOR FORD Ford was another name to enter the fire engine arena in a successful manner when the D series chassis wasanbsp;...
|Title||:||One Hundred Years of the British Fire Engine|
|Publisher||:||Jeremy Mills Publishing - 2008-01-01|