Heavy rescue trucks play an exciting and dangerous role in saving lives during disasters. For more than half a century these huge trucks have carried special equipment needed for reaching and rescuing people from fires, auto accidents, floods, hurricanes and more. Now the history of these life-saving vehicles and their equipment can be seen in over 400 exciting photographs. See rigs from the early builders like Gerstenlager, Swab, and Reading. Also see modern rigs built by such well-known companies as E-One, Pierce, Saulsbury, and Supervac. This book covers heavy rescue trucks all across America, including major cities (Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, etc.) as well as smaller towns that have had unique and impressive squads over the years.