St. Louis Fire Department

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Overview
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.
Details
ISBN: 9780738531922
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Date:
State: Missouri
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
Frank C. Schaper was a 30-year member of the St. Louis Fire Department, retiring as Deputy Fire Chief in 1999. Betty Burnett holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from St. Louis University, and has published several books and countless magazine articles.