Oceanside Fire Department

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For more than 120 years, the firefighters of the Oceanside Fire Department have had the privilege of serving one of Southern California's most active and popular coastal communities. Its firefighters are well known regionally as being highly skilled, capable, and aggressive when it comes to firefighting. This legacy has been handed down from Oceanside's first firefighters as they lived in the Wild West of the late 1800s, fighting blazes similar to those of today but with dungarees, cowboy boots, and nothing to guide them but instinct and bravery. Today a force of more than 100 modern, paramedic-trained firefighters protect over 180,000 Oceanside residents and visitors 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
ISBN: 9780738581057
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Images of America
Images: 238
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author and Oceanside Fire Department captain Mark W. Finstuen, a 22-year fire service veteran, has spent hundreds of hours scouring archives, obtaining photographs, and chasing down stories. He is a past president of the Oceanside Firefighters' Association and is the primary historian of the Oceanside Fire Department. Coauthor and UCSD graduate Stu Sprung is a former San Francisco firefighter who spent much of the early part of his 17-year fire service career in Oceanside. He is a training consultant, a feature writer for a leading fire service publication, and an executive board member for the San Diego Firehouse Museum.
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