The Los Angeles Fire Department Historical Society (LAFDHS) has obtained thousands of color and black & white historic photos, taken by numerous photographers. In LAFD - Land, Sea & Air, the LAFDHS has selected approximately 400 of the best photos available to share with the reader.
The book is a pictorial history of the LAFD highlighting some of the major incidents which have occurred in the city of Los Angeles since the beginning of the fire department in 1886, with an emphasis on fire apparatus, including land apparatus, fire boats and helicopters.
LAFD - Land, Sea & Air takes the reader through the colorful history of the department, from the first volunteers who fought fires in the small pueblo that was Los Angeles, to the over 3,000 paid firefighters who protect this sprawling city today.
This book includes photos of the first horse drawn steamers, the first motorized apparatus and the state of the art equipment that is used today, as well as the different emergencies to which the LAFD responds from the San Pedro Harbor to the San Fernando Valley.
This book is the first in a series on the history of the Los Angeles Fire Department co-authored by Dave Cox and Walt Jeager. These books include Companies in Quarters, a pictorial history of LAFD Stations, and Horses to Horsepower, a pictorial history of LAFD apparatus.
A must read for fire buffs and enthusiasts throughout the world!