Liverpool’s Finest: The History of the City’s Fire Brigade

£14.99

Never before have the heroic deeds of Liverpool's band of brothers been told. For the first time this book brings together the untold stories of Liverpool Fire Brigade: men and women who found their job so very ordinary but were, at times, called upon to undertake extraordinary tasks.

PAGES
272
SIZE
297 x 210mm
AUTHOR
Gavin Bassie

FORMAT
Paperback
PICTURES
Mono
ISBN
9781905266746

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Product Description

Never before have the heroic deeds of Liverpool’s band of brothers been told. For the first time this book brings together the untold stories of Liverpool Fire Brigade: men and women who found their job so very ordinary but were, at times, called upon to undertake extraordinary tasks. From its beginnings in 1836, Liverpool’s Fire Brigade faced huge challenges, not least because the city was the UK’s leading port outside London.

Liverpool chose to keep the Brigade as a Division of the Police Force until 1941 when, after a year of air raids of unbelievable ferocity, it became No. 26 Fire Force, National Fire Service. After World War Two, the Brigade was scaled down and took the title of Liverpool Fire Service, later reverting to Liverpool Fire Brigade. In 1974 it became Merseyside County Fire Brigade, until eventually (and up to the present day) it became Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service. For one hundred and fifty years men, women, children and animals of every description have owed their lives to the daring exploits of this gallant band of firefighters who, whenever called, are ready to risk life and limb to preserve life and property from the flames, many becoming injured and others making the supreme sacrifice.

Painstakingly researched, this book includes profiles and photographs of all the rescues and rescuers, including those killed on duty. Explosions, riots, terrorism, air raids, plane crashes, fire engine crashes and much more are included in this book of heroism.