American La France Motorized Fire Engine

Title

American La France Motorized Fire Engine

Description

"An old fire engine used in Burlington. It was the first of its kind to be motorized.

Motorized fire engines didn’t hit the streets until 1910, allowing firefighters to get where they needed to be at a much faster pace. They were easier to repair and allowed for much more room during movement. Much of the design was based on the automobiles that shared their streets. At their peak in the 1930’s, they were the most powerful engines in the country. However, these engines were very expensive to build, and thus only 141 were in service."

Creator

The Hall of Flame Fire Museum

Date

1938

Source

https://secureservercdn.net/50.62.198.70/vvw.8f3.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/1938-ALF-Burlington-in-parking-lot-resized-for-web.jpg

Relation

Rights

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Publisher

The Hall of Flame Fire Museum

Contributor

The Hall of Flame Fire Museum

Format

Medium: Photograph.

Language

English

Type

Recognition

Identifier

Fire, Fire Engine, Security

Coverage

Arizona

Files

1938-ALF-Burlington-in-parking-lot-resized-for-web.jpg

Reference

The Hall of Flame Fire Museum, American La France Motorized Fire Engine, The Hall of Flame Fire Museum, 1938

Cite As

The Hall of Flame Fire Museum, “American La France Motorized Fire Engine,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed May 17, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/148.