Fighting Fire

Fighting Fire

Trucks, Tools, and Tactics

Book - 2008
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Grand Central Pub

Nothing stirs the blood like the flashing lights and blaring siren of a fire truck racing to fight a blaze.The action photography in this book captures that excitement in all of its forms.In powerful, on-the-scene pictures and text, author/photographer Shapiro explores the special techniques and equipment brought to bear on fires in cities and suburbs, rural outposts and wilderness, in homes and industrial structures.He also takes a close look at hair-raising rescues and other “non-firefighting” tasks that firefighters find themselves facing.From bold photography and detailed descriptions of fire fighting to close-up looks at the fire house and its full array of equipment--trucks, ladders, pumpers, and tankers--this book conveys both the technical nitty-gritty and the fiery action of meeting and containing one of nature’s most brutal forces.



Mbi Pub Co

Nothing stirs the blood like the flashing lights and blaring siren of a fire truck racing to fight a blaze. The action photography in this book captures that excitement in all of its forms. In powerful, on-the-scene pictures and text, author/photographer Shapiro explores the special techniques and equipment brought to bear on fires in cities and suburbs, rural outposts and wilderness, in homes and industrial structures. He also takes a close look at hair-raising rescues and other “non-firefighting” tasks that firefighters find themselves facing. From bold photography and detailed descriptions of fire fighting to close-up looks at the fire house and its full array of equipment--trucks, ladders, pumpers, and tankers--this book conveys both the technical nitty-gritty and the fiery action of meeting and containing one of nature’s most brutal forces.


A detailed, illustrated look at fire fighting in all of its forms--the techniques and equipment used on blazes in cities, suburbs, country, and wilderness.



Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : MBI Pub. Co. and Motorbooks, 2008
ISBN: 9780760332054
0760332053
Characteristics: 160 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm

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