Horses to Horsepower is an all color album by the authors of Land, Sea and Air and Companies in Quarters, Dave Cox and Walt Jaeger of the Los Angeles Fire Department Historical Society.
In the past 125 years, the LAFD has seen many changes in the methods of firefighting. The Department has continued to purchase the most modern and up-to-date fire apparatus in the country.
This book features every type of LAFD apparatus including pumpers, aerial ladders, helicopters, fire boats and ambulances. Also covered are airport crash trucks, dozer transports, wreckers, brush patrols, tankers, water towers, command and support vehicles.
Many pages are devoted to apparatus in action at brush fires, structure fires and fires at the Port of Los Angeles.
A special section of the book showcases scale models of the LAFD apparatus.
This beautiful coffee-table book is filled with large color apparatus photos by manufacturers such as Seagrave, American LaFrance, Pierce, Van Pelt, Mack, Pirsch, Crown. Bell, Ford, GMC, Kenworth, Moreland, Stutz, Emergency One, Dodge, FWD, Thibault, KME. Peterbilt, Walter, Oshkosh and International.