Pearson, Steve. Manchester Firefighting: A Pictorial History. Charleston, SC: The History Press. 2010.
As a fourth-generation firefighter and fire department historian, author Steve Pearson shares his vast knowledge and interest in the history and progression of Manchester (New Hampshire) firefighting. Horses, steam, tankers, and trucks all were part of the evolution of firefighting in this intriguing pictorial account. Full of black-and-white photographs on each page with descriptive summaries included, Manchester Firefighting is like visiting an actual museum…
A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Having recently visited a firefighting museum with my soon-to-be-firefighter son, this book was a perfect match! The pictures and accompanying explanations were so interesting and thought-provoking…to consider waiting for the fire message to be relayed, the horses to be hitched, and the wagons to be filled, what a process! The difference in the trucks (as well as the breathing apparatuses) is astonishing yet heroic at any time in history. Informative, interesting, inspirational and intuitive describe the experiences associated with this historical book. So well done!
5 (out of 5) pennies
*I received a complimentary copy of Manchester Firefighting from The History Press for my honest review*