Fire apparatus used in the Western United States differed because of rural
communities, limited water supplies and a need to deal with forest fires
and brush fires. As a result, fire apparatus used in the Western States
often tended towards unique designs and local manufacturers.
This is a pictorial history of the development and operation of motorized
fire apparatus used in the Western States. One chapter provides an
introduction to the book and its subject matter. Historians will be
delighted with a second chapter that provides information on Western fire
apparatus manufacturers, some of which were small and obscure. A third
chapter covers Eastern manufacturers who supplied fire apparatus that was
used in the West. Finally, a fourth chapter covers apparatus on commercial
Perfectbound with 232 pages, more than 525 photos, and a colorful cover
illustration by Terry Newman.