Images Of America Newport Beach Fire Department
For nearly a century, the men and women of the Newport Beach Fire Department have served their Orange County community with dedication, professionalism, and grace. Starting with a primitive hose reel and a dozen volunteers in 1911, determined Newport Beach firefighters protected the always tourism-friendly community with more dedication than equipment. In 1927, the volunteers were disbanded and a paid fire department was organized.
This volume celebrates 100 years of the Newport Beach Fire Department’s exemplary service by combining historical photographs with a narrative that traces the evolution of firefighting in Newport Beach from its turn-of-the-century roots to the state-of-the-art operation it is today, entrusted with protecting one of coastal California’s most affluent and picturesque showcase communities.
Author Bio: Using Newport Beach Fire Department archival photographs, author Michael J. Novak, a 29-year veteran of the fire service in Newport Beach, takes the reader on a 100-year journey from the department’s humble beginnings on the sand to its emergence as one of Southern California’s premier fire departments.