Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting at 50, Dr. Peter M. Molloy, M.T. Publishing, 2012
The Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting at Fifty documents the history of structural and wild land firefighting in the United States from colonial times through the middle of the 20th century.
Established in 1961 by Chicago businessman George F. Getz Jr., his wife Olive, and his son Bert, the Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting has grown into one of the world's largest fire museums.
Under the leadership of Bert's son George, the museum continues to grow. In this book Executive Director Peter Molloy describes the collections and programs of the museum, which includes vintage apparatus and equipment from the United States and Europe, a wildland firefighting gallery, an extensive fire safety exhibit, and the National Firefighting Hall of Heroes, which honors all American firefighters who have died in the line of duty from colonial times to the present.
Hundreds of photos illustrate the museum's collection of firefighting tools - apparatus, uniforms, auxiliary equipment, fire marks, fire alarm equipment and fire suppression systems. Also included are photographs, lithographs, prints and engravings of other fire related items.
11" x 9", 200 pages, color and B&W photos, hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-9347-2975-5, BH0350 / $44.95