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“Fairfax County, Virginia:  80 Years of Fire Apparatus History 1923-2003”

By Pete West and Mike Sanders
Virginia’s largest fire department has an interesting fire apparatus history.  Loaded with photographs of engines, ladder trucks, rescue squads, ambulances, and numerous support vehicles, “Fairfax County, Virginia – 80 Years of Fire Apparatus History 1923-2003” is a pictorial history book of the apparatus purchased by both the Volunteer and County owned fire stations from the early 1920’s through 2003.

  • Engines – or “Wagons” as they were once called.  Numerous manufacturers.
  • Aerial Ladders – includes rearmounts, midships, tillers, and towers.
  • Squads – light squads, medium squads, to today’s heavy squads.
  • Ambulances – See photographs from the early years to today’s monster medics.
  • The Unusual – foam units, light and air trucks, brush trucks, tankers, technical rescue, etc.

Price –  $20 plus $4 shipping (Total $24).  Contact Mike Sanders at for additional information on ordering.

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