(The) Fire Apparatus of the Syracuse Fire Department - Signal 99, Tom W. Shand and David B. Reeves, 2011

Follow the history of the apparatus used by one of the most innovative fire departments in the country – the Syracuse Fire Department.

From the earliest days of the paid department in 1877, through the 40’s, 50’s, the “war years” of the turbulent 1960’s and on to the modern ISO Class 1 fire department they are today . . . all the rigs are here, and the stories behind them.

From horse-drawn to motorized, from Ahrens-Foxes to Mini-Pumpers and Sutphen Aerial Towers, it’s all here – authoritatively told and profusely illustrated.

Co-authors Tom Shand and 37-year veteran SFD District Chief Dave Reeves have unearthed a treasure-trove of photographs and all the background history to go with them.

This long-awaited and often-requested book is THE source for factual data, fascinating historical information, and fabulous photographs of the apparatus of the Syracuse Fire Department. A must-have addition to your library.

*The Early Years of the Paid Department 1877-1914
*The Motorized Era 1915-1930
*The Great Depression and World War II 1931-1949
*The Department Rebuilds 1950-1959
*The War Years 1960-1969
*Chief Thomas Hanlon - Change and Reorganization 1970-1985
*The Rescue Company
*The Squad Company
*The Tradition Continues
*Syracuse Airport Fire Protection
*Apparatus Assignments

About the Authors:
District Chief David Reeves is a 37-year veteran of the Syracuse Fire Department. He was appointed to the department in 1973, promoted to Lieutenant in 1986, to Captain in 1995, and to District Chief in 2004.

Chief Reeves has received numerous citations, awards and medals over his career, including the Syracuse Fire Officer's Medal of Valor, the Fire Chief's Medal, and the Mayor's Medal.

He has been the Chairman of the Syracuse Fire Department's Apparatus Advisory Committee since its creation in 1996, and the Chairman of the Syracuse Fire Department Historical Committee. He is a New York State Fire Instructor, a member of the New York State Fire Chief's Association, the Fire Department Safety Officer's Association, and the NFPA.

Chief Reeves is currently the Facilities Administrator and Superintendent of the Division of Maintenance for the Syracuse Fire Department, responsible for the design, specification, acceptance and maintenance of approximately 100 vehicles and overseeing all Syracuse Fire Department buildings and facilities.

Tom W. Shand is a 40-year veteran of the fire service, having started his career with the College Park, Maryland Fire Department in 1970 while attending the University of Maryland.

Over the years he has served with departments in Pennsylvania and New York and is a nationally certified Level II Fire Service Instructor.

His work career included time with the Public Protection Department of the Insurance Services Office and twenty-five years in the fire apparatus industry working in various sales and engineering capacities.

He is a partner at Emergency Vehicle Response conducting fire protection surveys and apparatus engineering work.

He is a contributing editor to both Firehouse Magazine and Fire Apparatus Journal and has previously written two books covering the history of Hahn Motors and the Young Fire Equipment.

8 1/2" x 11", 96 pages, softcover, B&W & color photos, BF3839 / $28.00

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