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  Fire engine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Engines are normally staffed with at least three people - an officer, a driver who usually operates the pump, and a firefighter, and preferably with a second firefighter, to be able to effectively and safely attack a fire.
The first fire engine in which steam was used was that of John Braithwaite in 1829; Ericsson made a similar one in New York in 1840.
It was the target of sabotage by fire fighters and its use was discontinued, and motorized fire engines did not become commonplace until the early 20th Century.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fire_engine   (1833 words)

 Fire Engine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Equal distribution of the weight on the two axles is ensured with the engine being mounted on the front axle and the pump on the back axle with the drive mechanism in between.
Engine and Ignition :- The fire engine is fitted with an 80 H.P., 4 cylinder water cooled engine with interchangeable valves located at one side of the engine.
It is put into operation before cranking the engine by pulling out a small handle situated at the side of the starting handle and pushing it back immediately after the engine fires.
www.railmuseum.org /fireengine   (1302 words)

 blackwoodfire.org- fire, firehouse, hose, ladder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Engines 841 and 842 in foreground with Tower Ladder 844 staged to the rear.
Engine 821 arrived and led off with a 3" blitz line to knock down the bulk of the fire and then made an interior attack with an 1 3/4".
BRUSH FIRE TO THE REAR OF At 1631, Engine 84 was dispatched to the rear of the C.W. Lewis Middle School for a reported brush fire.
www.blackwoodfire.org   (2619 words)

 Fire Engine #2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A new fire engine, the steamer L. Dayton (named for Lewis P. Dayton, Mayor of Buffalo 1874-1875) was constructed for the fire house by the Amoskeag Manufacturing Co., of Manchester, NH and placed into service on June 2, 1875.
With the opening of the new fire engine house this year at Elmwood A venue and Virginia Street the chapter of Jersey Street Engine House #2's history as a fire house is closed.
It is generally known that in the houses where steam fire engines are located, heaters are kept for the purpose of keeping the water in the boilers of the engines warm, so that time may be saved in the process of raising steam.
ah.bfn.org /a/jersey/304   (3755 words)

 DCFD.COM ENGINE 17 TURNS 100   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The crew of Engine 17 along with citizens of the Brookland community celebrated this historical moment at 07:30 hrs that morning with a reading and a flag raising ceremony followed by breakfast.
These chemical companies provided chief engineers of that era, across the nation, with the ability to introduce low cost fire protection to neighborhoods which heretofore been completely lacking in it, insofar as reasonable response time was concerned.
A garage at the end of the driveway alongside the station housed the Fire Chief’s Car of Millard Sutton in 1952 thru 1962 and his aide was part of Engine 17’s roster.
www.dcfd.com /e17turns100.htm   (995 words)

 Narragansett Fire Department   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The primary objective of the Narragansett Fire Department is the protection of human life and property from fire, the prevention and suppression of fire, and to provide emergency medical service to the Town of Narragansett.
In addition, it shall be the prompt duty of the Fire Department to remove or cause the removal of all persons from danger whatever the cause.
Fire incident reports are available for a nominal fee and can be picked up our headquarters.
www.narragansettri.com /townhall/fire.htm   (747 words)

 Hamilton Township Fire Rescue   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
On Thursday April 29, 2006 at 5:30PM Engine 76 and Engine 77 responded to the 5600 block of Zoar Rd (Joy Acres) for a report of a structure fire.
Harlan Township Chief 81, Engine 81, Tanker 82, Tanker 83, and Tanker 84.
The program is sponsored by the International Association of Fire Chiefs and Energizer brand batteries, the program urges you to adopt a simple lifesaving habit: Change all of your Smoke Alarm batteries when you change your clocks ahead to Daylight Time on Sunday, April 2, 2006.
htfire.org   (1236 words)

 Antique Fire Trucks
Items on display range from buckets used on the old "bucket brigades" to the "jaws of life" that are carried on rescue trucks today.
Later, the Springfield Fire Department took over the operation of the building and used the station as an active firehouse up until the late 1980s when a new station was built at the fairgrounds.
The helmet is made from the original molds that the Texaco Fire Chief helmet was made from in the 1960's.
firearsn.empowering.com /antiquefiretrucks.htm   (462 words)

 cbs5.com - Fire Engine Crashes En Route To Report Of Fire
According to Drayton, a fire engine was on its way to a report of a structure fire when a compact car rear-ended it at 4:20 p.m.
The driver of the fire engine was allowed to go home for the day instead of finishing her 24-hour-shift, Drayton said.
The reported structure fire turned out to be a prank by children who set off fire alarms in an apartment building.
cbs5.com /local/local_story_074011506.html   (378 words)

 Oakland Fire Department Engine Company 13 - Current News, Photos, About the Oakland Fire Department
Engines crew found a 2 small set fires that were quickly put out.
Engine was also dispatched on a second alarm fire at a bakery.
Engine 18 was in the area, and also responded on the box.
www.oakland13engine.com   (3399 words)

 Fire Engine Limousine Hire
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The Fire Engine Limo will get your party off to a roaring start, your very own uniformed driver and crew will collect you and your guests in the fire engine from your pre-arranged location and drive you in style to your event.
www.partyonfirelimo.co.uk   (138 words)

 Fire company gets new engine
SUNBURY — The Upper Augusta Township Volunteer Fire Company is happy to have its first piece of new apparatus in 35 years sitting in the station — a 2005 Sutphen fire engine.
The engine replaces the company's 1987 engine, which is out of service after being damaged at the scene of a house fire in November.
Safety lighting is clear all over the engine, from more visible turn signals to pulsating amber lights on the inside of the engine's doors so that passing motorists don't clip them — a feature Mr.
archive.dailyitem.com /archive/2006/0121/local/stories/02local.htm   (522 words)

 Howstuffworks "How Fire Engines Work"
Fire engines are amazing pieces of equipment that allow firefighters to perform their jobs and get to fire scenes quickly.
The important thing to know about a fire engine is that it is a combination of a personnel carrier, tool box and water tanker.
With different fire departments having varying needs, fire engines come in all shapes, sizes and colors.
www.howstuffworks.com /fire-engine.htm   (128 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | Is the Green Goddess up to it?
When striking firefighters abandon their shiny, new engines, they are replaced by military personnel in appliances built half a century ago.
To compare a modern fire engine to a 49-year-old Bedford self-propelled pump - better known as a Green Goddess - is a little like comparing a Harrier jump jet to a Spitfire.
According to the government, the engines are "regularly serviced to ensure that they remain in a fully operational condition".
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk/2346157.stm   (847 words)

 1921 LaFrance Fire Engine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sandy and I had never considered restoring and old fire engine, but almost as if under a spell the phone began to ring and the voice on the other end was Sandy’s.
At the first toll booth, the toll taker asked if the fire engine was in running condition; which, obviously, it was not.
Picture this broken down, faded and rusted old fire engine, with a plumber’s nightmare hanging n the back where the hoses should have been, roaring down the street with three beaming neophytes sitting up on the crumbling front seat.
www.familycar.com /Classics/FireEngine   (3709 words)

 Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department - Maryland - Fire, Rescue, EMS, Firefighting, FD, VFD
Engine 11's crew arrived on scene and stretched a 400' line that ended up saving the house on exposure B from an impending doom.
Engine 72 arrived onscene with fire showing from the C/D corner of the house and passed command to Chief 1.
Engine 11's crew stretched a 400' line to the rear of the structure to extinguish the fire from the backside.
www.hvfd.com   (4914 words)

 San Francisco Fire Museum - Vintage Firehouses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The engine was housed in the front of the building, a large dormitory and sitting room were on the second floor with stables in the rear.
Although most neighbors were undoubtedly pleased with the fire protection, as least one was annoyed by a problem common to stables and horses.
Engine 43's two-story frame Mission Revival style firehouse was built to provide fire protection to the Excelsior Homestead District.
www.sffiremuseum.org /vintage.html   (1671 words)

 Cincinnati Fire Museum
Beginning with a brush fire in 1794, residents of Cincinnati have been battling flames for over 200 years.
Soon the independent volunteer fire companies began demanding payment for their services from the insurance company or the property owner.
As for hands-on experience, visitors are free to slide down a real fire pole or flash the lights, wail the siren, ring the bell and "drive" a modern Emergency-One fire engine cab.
www.cincyfiremuseum.com /history.html   (637 words)

 Fire Engine Rides - Birthday Parties, Fetes, Festivals
Fire Engine Rides cater for all ages and a
A memorable experience that lasts a lifetime - a Fire Engine Party is both educational and fun.
Local businesses may be happy to sponsor the Fire Engine rides in return for a banner on the fire engine for the duration of
www.fireengines.com.au   (559 words)

 Seagrave Fire Engine - 1942
He later sold the engine to the Lancaster Rotary club as a parade vehicle.
engine is a twin-rotor distributor that fires half of the 24 spark plugs.
On the left side of the engine are twin magnetos that fire the remaining 12 plugs.
www.av.qnet.com /~msinger/seagrave   (533 words)

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta and Chief of Department Salvatore Cassano presided over a promotions ceremony for 58 members on June 29 at the Fire Academy.
Salvatore Cassano was sworn in as the FDNY’s 33rd Chief of Department and Patrick McNally was sworn in as Chief of Operations on June 19 at City Hall.
The heroism of all FDNY members was honored on June 10 as the Fire Department unveiled a new memorial depicting their response to the World Trade Center disaster on September 11, 2001.
www.nyc.gov /html/fdny/html/home2.shtml   (499 words)

 San Francisco Fire Museum - History of the SFFD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Three days later, an estimated 2,300 were dead, including the Chief of the Fire Department, Dennis T. Sullivan - and over four square miles of the city lay in ashes, including all of the downtown area.
A three-alarm fire had broken out during the earlier part of the morning at Bay and Mason Streets, and most of the firemen in the downtown district had just turned in, dead tired, when the quake struck.
Word that their beloved Chief Engineer Dennis T. Sullivan was dying from earthquake injuries spurred the men on to make a valiant battle for him, as he would have wanted done, had he been able to direct them.
www.sffiremuseum.org /1906.html   (873 words)

 Philadelphia Steam Fire Engine Company (Phillies)
This fire company web site is for the sole purpose of communicating to firefighters and to the general public.
We also use this web site to allow the general public to find out what is going on in our fire company and to find out what we are all about......making the world a safer place to live.
The Phillies Fire Company web site will always take the position of being "the better person" in order to build relationships with other emergency service organizations rather than destroying them.
www.philliesfireco.com   (281 words)

 Engine2 Fire Station - Our Story
In addition to Fire Specialist James Rae, Engine 2 is comprised of Lieutenant Scotty Walters, Firefighter Rip Esselstyn, Firefighter Derick Zwerneman, and Firefighter Matt Moore.
We heard stories from fellow firefighters that women in BMWs were pulling up next to the fire trucks inquiring if they were the vegetarian firefighters.
To their chagrin, they replied, "No, that's Engine 2." Letters to the editor suggested a vegetarian firefighter calendar.
engine2.org   (398 words)

 "Antique Fire Engine" - Old Pueblo Fire Brigade   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
To this brigade, antique fire engine (s) includes motorized as well as non-motorized fire apparatus, providing the apparatus was originally designed and used as fire apparatus.
Merely wanting to own, or wanting to enjoy antique fire engine (s) and to promote the appreciation of such apparatus is all that is necessary.
Old Pueblo Vintage Fire Brigade is a family style organization and to this end, all policies and activities consider family values and family involvement.
www.opvfb.com   (669 words)

 Welcome to Monsey Fire Department
Welcome to the online home of the Brewer Fire Engine Company #1, proudly serving Monsey, NY with fire protection since 1877.
In the event that the fire department is called to your house / building, all occupants should leave the premises.
The Brewer Fire Engine Co. #1 would like to express our condolences and sympathies to the Tallman Fire Dept. on the loss of our brother firefighter Chris Vass.
www.monseyfd.org   (294 words)

 Hot Hire - fire engine limousine service
Our engine is a Volvo FL6, an ex- Dorset fire engine that was recently taken out of service and totally transformed.
Unlike many other fire engines where the passengers find themselves sitting in the cramped crew cab designed for only 4 fire fighters.
We have removed all traces of the water pumps and water tank, replacing the extended space with a luxury interior boasting leather seats, mirrored walls, fibre optic lighting, and state of the art entertainment system including a 17 inch TV screen, DVD player, 1600 Watt sound system and a mini bar.
www.hot-hire.co.uk   (250 words)

 Fire Engine Baby Bedding for Less Than Wendy Bellissimo™ Vintage Fire Truck™
Order more than $99 of Brandee Danielle Fire Engine merchandise and there will be no charge for shipping your order via our standard shipping methods within the continental United States.
A brand new fire engine crib set from Brandee Danielle's new BD Baby line of affordable crib bedding.
Featuring embroidered dogs and fire engines on natural cotton terry velour.
www.babysupermall.com /main/products/brd/brd1334pfe.html   (391 words)

 Fire Engine Manufacturers - John Dennis Coachbuilders
Occupying our modern, purpose-built factory in Guildford, Surrey, we are the market leaders in the design, manufacture and supply of fire engine bodies and crew cabs to the UK fire service, and to a wide range of European fire services and industrial customers.
The British Fire Service is amongst the most exacting in the world for standards of safety, reliability and support.
We are proud to say that we are the market leader in the UK and supply a number of fire services throughout the world.
www.johndennisfire.co.uk   (251 words)

 Seagrave Fire Engine - 1947
As the rig would go around a corner the frame would flex and the doors, a relatively new addition to fire engines, would fly open and the Captain would fall out.
The seat-backs on older fire engines curved around and created a low brace that held the fire fighters in their seats.
This engine has lots of chrome which is quite a contrast to the '42, which had virtually none.
www.av.qnet.com /~msinger/seagrave/seagr47.htm   (946 words)

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