Navy & Marine Corps Fire Apparatus

William D. Killen

Take an exciting look at Navy and Marine fire apparatus used at shore installations worldwide.

See rare and fascinating photographs such as horse drawn vehicles, early motorized fire trucks, unusual vehicles built for special operations, commercial and custom chassis and military fire department "built" trucks.

View trucks built by all the major manufacturers, such as American LaFrance, Darley, Fire Trucks Incorporated, FWD, Mack, Maxim, Peter Pirsch, Pierce, Seagrave, Ward LaFrance and many others.

This book, one of the few ever written addressing military rigs discusses: Special Units; Crash Trucks; Brush Trucks; Aerial Ladders; Water Tankers; Pumpers and more!

Covers the years 1836-2000!

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About the Author: Bill Killen is currently the Director, Navy Fire and Emergency Services. He began his fire service career at the age of 16 as a volunteer with the Potomac Heights Volunteer Fire Department, Indian Head, Maryland. In June 1960, he was appointed a Probationary Firefighter with the Naval Ordnance Station Fire Department, Indian Head, Maryland.

He is an avid fire apparatus history buff and restored a 1923 Stoughton fire engine and is currently writing the history of Stoughton Wagon Works. He is a member of the Society for the Preservation and Appreciation of Motorized Fire Apparatus in America, the Antique Truck Club of America, the Antique Automobile Club of America, and the Antique Truck Historical Society.

SpecificationsEnthusiast Books, 2000
8 " x 11" softcover
222 pages, 428 B&W photos
ISBN: 978-1-58388-031-9