Firefighters And Equipment Of World War ll

It’s a great subject and thanks to the Internet we get a peek into the past with sites like Firefighters In Fatigues, a project by James G. Davis. Another site, Army Fire Trucks offers a great collection of fire equipment from the era. It’s great to see the work of enthusiasts and know it is now indelible. The threat to the homeland is evidenced by the period poster here. Citizen firefighters were pressed to alert in preparation for possible attacks within our borders.

This same homeland threat exists today but not from the air. It’s no secret a couple of dozen setters could unleash untold damage on our Western States.

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