BIG FIRE ENGINE BOOK
Copyright © 1958 by McGraw-Hill Inc.
All rights reserved Made in U.S.A.
Published by the
McGraw-Hill Book Company
New York . Toronto . London
Written by Virginia Brody . Pictures by Mazoujian
Jack and Sue's father is taking the children to visit the Fire House.
Fire Chief Adams is ready to tell the children about fire engines.
This is a Hose Wagon. Some hoses are big and fat.
Here is a picture of an old Bucket Brigade. Firemen are passing pails of water up to the fire.
Long ago, firemen pumped the water into the hoses. They had no engines to do the work. This is called a Hand Pumper.
This is an old steam fire engine, named Jumbo. Steam power made it go. Steam power pumped the water through the hoses, too.
Firemen named this old steamer the Elephant because it was very strong. It could pump many gallons of water on a fire and put it out quickly.
Three horses are hitched to this steam fire engine.
Spots is the Fire House pet. He is a Dalmatian. Sue shakes Spots' paw.
Jack is standing on a Pumper Truck. He is turning the big nozzle, called a Turret Pipe. The Turret Pipe can turn around in a circle.
Fire Chief Adams says, "Watch our fire drill." The firemen slide swiftly down the pole.
The firemen hurry to the Ladder Truck.
The Fire Chief has a special car. It has red and white spotlights and a big bell or a siren.
The big Ladder Truck has a fireman driver in front. Another fireman sits in the back and steers the back wheels.
The Aerial Ladder Truck can lift its tall ladders up high into the air.
Firemen on the Pumper Truck use a Fogger. The Fogger spreads a water cloud.
Jack, Sue and Spots watch the firemen. They are attaching the hose to the hydrant.
Firemen practice climbing ladders. One man climbs the truck's aerial ladder. The other man follows the hose into the training building.
The first fireman is using Pompier Ladders. The other man climbs an Extension Ladder. The chief talks to the men through an electronic megaphone.
Jack and Sue watch the firemen put the hose back in the truck. "There is another fire engine to see," say the men. "Look through the window."
A big Fire Boat is pumping water into the air! It is saluting the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor.