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Classic Post-war British Fire Engines (Paperback)

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In 1973 there were approximately 150 Fire Brigades protecting the United Kingdom - all with their own ideas on how to design and specify fire engines. However, local government reorganisation the following year was about to change that.

This book is a unique photographic record by distinguished fire engine photographers John Toomey, who came especially from New York, and Andrew Henry. It documents the amazing diversity of British post-war fire engines. Captions and an expert commentary are provided by the highly respected Fire Brigade author and historian Ron Henderson.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial welfare & social servicesEmergency servicesFire servicesTransportRoad & motor vehicles: general interest Publisher: Amberley Publishing Publication Date: 15/07/2022 ISBN-13: 9781398111509  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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John Toomey, a talented fire engine photographer from New York City, came to the United Kingdom to create a unique photographic record of the diversity of the British Fire Brigades and their appliances before their reorganisation. Ronald Henderson has served for five years in the Fire Service and also served for thirty-four years in the Ambulance Service. He has a BSc in Emergency Health Care and is a State Registered Paramedic. As an accomplished emergency services historian he has a huge archive of photographs and technical resources. He is a Member and Past Area Secretary of the Fire Brigade Society and a Member of the National Assocation of Retired Firefighters. Andrew Henry is a fire engine enthusiast, with a particular interest in classic examples used in Britain.

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