See major historical events such as the 1967 Detroit riot and September 11 attacks through his eyes, and be a witness to a truly inspiring thirty-eight-year career.
Report from Engine Co. 82Grand Central Publishing #ad - From his bawdy and brave fellow firefighters to the hopeful, hateful, beautiful and beleaguered residents of the poverty-stricken district where he works, Dennis Smith tells the story of a brutalising yet rewarding profession.
The Last Men Out: Life on the Edge at Rescue 2 FirehouseHolt Paperbacks #ad - Through the crisis of 9/11 and the subsequent rebuilding, its heroes, Ruvolo triumphantly fills the late Downey's boots, heading Rescue 2 toward a future worthy of its past, its city. Filled with firefighting detail, the last men Out is a new classic for an era in firefighting that is more risky, raucous humor, complicated, and gritty real-life scenes, and dramatic than any before.
82. Terry golway, new york postbrooklyn's Rescue 2 has long been known as one of the country's top firehouses, a model for departments nationwide. An insightful, dramatic and emotional tale that deserves a place alongside Dennis Smith's classic firefighting memoir, Report from Engine Co. Beginning in 1996 with legendary captain ray Downey's promotion, the story follows the trials of his replacement, Phil Ruvolo, as he works to win over his headstrong men.
The Last Men Out: Life on the Edge at Rescue 2 Firehouse #ad - . Recognized for their expertise and commitment, Rescue 2's men handle only big blazes where civilians and their fellow firemen are in danger. A new rescue 2 is forged through changes in firefighting methods and blazes that quickly become legend.
Busy as HellCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - No masks, just dungaree jackets, work shoes, and maybe gloves. The era of iron men and wooden aerial ladders! what was it like being a boston fireman back then? for instance, aging brick buildings, what was it like to watch the captain wrestle on the ground with one of his men while the building was burning down? who comforts a suicidal man by telling him exactly where to land when he jumps so the firemen don’t have to go far to pick up his body? What happens when a very talented prankster gets a taste of his own medicine? What famous and old-time horror movie personality lived in the attic of one of Boston’s historic fire houses? Find out who opens a roof from inside an unvented attic? How many ladder trucks does it take to rescue 125 souls from a blistering inferno in the dead of the night? And what was it like to work with a fireman who lit buildings on fire - in his spare time and even when he was working? Boston’s happy band of swashbuckling firemen climbed aboard the old fire engines and raced through neighborhoods filled with wooden three-deckers, on narrow streets and little back alleys the famous “paved-over cow paths” and put out a staggering number of major fires - one every 13.
6 hours, for twenty-one years straight! Busy As Hell indeed! Busy as hell is a funny, serious, and instructive look at the wild experiences shared by hundreds of Boston firefighters who battled their way through the busiest years in BFD’s history - a period known affectionately as “The War Years. This was long before bunker gear ….
B-Shifter: A Firefighter's MemoirAcross the Street Prod. #ad - If thatʼs the kind of book youʼre looking for, my advice is to move on because B-Shifter will most likely disappoint you. Alan is world renown as one of the fathers of the modern fire service and a pioneer for firefighter safety. Most firefighter memoirs are painfully idealized and should come equipped with a bag-pipe soundtrack.
The remaining 10 chapters of b-shifter give the reader a "ride along" on a collection of the most exciting, twisted, heart breaking and adrenaline filled calls over a 25-year period in the city of Phoenix. Used book in Good Condition. Nick connects his fatherʼs zeal for improved firefighting safety procedures by vividly describing a diner fire where his father died for a few minutes.
B-Shifter: A Firefighter's Memoir #ad - The reader is brought into the closed world of fire station life and the wide range of personalities that a fire station houses. The first 3 chapters of B-Shifter are about family. B-shifter is as much about how firefighters perform, handle and decompress from responding to life and death situations. The next two chapters are devoted to Nick and his brother and sister growing up in a family where the only logical end was joining the fire service fraternity.
Despite the graphic nature of the book most readers describe it as absolutely hilarious. B-shifter shows the world that the PFD is as human as any other department. Firefighters describe B-Shifterʼs portrayal of the workforce as "dead on".
First In, Last Out: Leadership Lessons from the New York Fire DepartmentPortfolio #ad - In first in, last out, he explains the department’s unique strategies and how they can be adopted by leaders in any field—ashe has taught them to organizations around the country. What does it take to lead people into a burning building? how do the leaders of the New York City Fire Department develop so much loyalty, trust, and grace under pressure that their subordinates will risk their very lives for them? As a high-ranking officer of the FDNY, John Salka is an expert at both practicing and teaching high-stakes leadership.
. In a tough-talking, last out—your people need to see you taking the biggest risk, coherent, as the first one toenter the danger zone and the last to leavemanage change—the fire you fought yesterday is not the one you’ll be fighting tomorrowcommunicate aggressively—a working radio is worth more than 20, Salka uses real-world stories to convey leadership imperatives such as: first in, not the smokecommit to reality—never allow the way you would like things to be to color how things aredevelop your people—let them feel a little heat today or they’ll get burned tomorrowIllustrated by harrowing real-life situations, Last Out will help managers become more confident, no-nonsense style, 000 gallons of watercreate an execution culture—focus your people on the flames, the principles in First In, and commanding.
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Report from Ground ZeroPlume Books #ad - The tragic events of september 11, 2001, forever altered the American landscape, both figuratively and literally. In the weeks that followed, smith was present on the front lines, sifting through the wreckage, attending to the wounded, and mourning with New York’s devastated fire and police departments.
This is smith’s vivid account of the rescue efforts by the fire and police departments and emergency medical teams as they rushed to face a disaster that would claim thousands of lives. Smith takes readers inside the minds and lives of the rescuers at Ground Zero as he shares stories about these heroic individuals and the effect their loss had on their families and their companies.
Report from Ground Zero #ad - Used book in Good Condition. 16 to volunteer in the rescue efforts. It is, ” says smith, “the real and living history of the worst day in America since Pearl Harbor. Written with drama and urgency, report from Ground Zero honors the men and women who—in America’s darkest hours—redefined our understanding of courage.
. Immediately after the jets struck the twin towers of the World Trade Center, Dennis Smith, a former firefighter, reported to Manhattan’s Ladder Co.
Into the Heat: Fighting Fires in Baltimore CityCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - Used book in Good Condition. The pride and bravery of these heroes will inspire, inform, and awe both enthusiasts and readers who thought they knew what a firefighter’s job is. Ray lockett was born and raised in Baltimore City. And you will feel the pride as the book progresses and Ray's two sons become third generation firefighters.
A gripping and intriguing glimpse into the life of a career firefighter. Into the heat features not only the dramatic moments of fighting fires and saving lives, but also gives the reader a glimpse into the firehouse antics and range of personalities that coexist there. This book looks back on his career from a Firefighter’s perspective.
He spent 29 years fighting fires in some of the worst neighborhoods in Baltimore. Vividly written, this book brings to life the sights, sounds and smells of working in the most turbulent neighborhoods in West Baltimore and will help the reader appreciate the challenges that confront firefighters every day at work.
Have you ever wondered what firefighters think and experience as they crawl down a smoke filled hallway or scale a 100-foot ladder to the roof of a burning building? In this memoir you will experience the heartbreak of unsuccessful rescues along with the elation of bringing a civilian back from the brink of death.
Into the Heat: Fighting Fires in Baltimore City #ad - He joined the fire department in 1972 and was assigned to one of the busiest companies in the city. Pull on your turn-out boots and join 29-year veteran, Ray Lockett, as he recalls the most memorable experiences working in some of the busiest firehouses in Baltimore spanning the last three decades of the 20th century.
F.D.N.Y.: Engine 313 and Ladder 164valley press #ad - This book is as moving as it is informative. The determined firefighters never hesitated to battle the flames and rescue the victims often using the most rudimentary equipment and barely protected from the flames, without masks and wearing rubber coats. Chapters include establishing the firehouse, firefighter deaths, firehouse life, early FDNY cartoons, the apparatus and equipment, the officers and men, runs and workers and firefighting today.
They are called "the bravest" the men who put themselves on the line every day to save lives, and this is a great story of their history. This book weaves together stories of heroic firefighters and fires and how the FDNY operated in the 1950’s. The calls, fires and fireman are all real. It shows the love of their work, amusing stories, their family-like camaraderie, their helping people in peril and saving lives.
F.D.N.Y.: Engine 313 and Ladder 164 #ad - Used book in Good Condition. It is written in a down-to-earth style, and that makes for a good easy read. The book explores the firemen's world, from firehouse life to heroism and tragedy. This book is a gem, a must read for anyone interested in the fire service. Fdny, engine 313 and hook and ladder 164 chronicles a firehouse in the proudest fire department in America.
There are many wonderful black and white vintage photographs and moving stories from firefighters themselves, which captures the spirit of this historic firehouse.
A Firefighter's Journal: Thirty-Seven Years on the Firegrounds and in the Firehouses of PhiladelphiaCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - A blood-curdling scream pierces the thick black smoke. You’ll never look at a passing fire engine the same way! Used book in Good Condition. His work offers rare insights into the unimaginable types of emergencies to which these men and women respond—from decomposing bodies to hazardous chemicals to deadly shootouts.
His vibrant writing lets you experience the adrenalin, the danger and yes, even the laughs of nearly four decades on the firegrounds, in the firehouses and everywhere in between. Between calls sit in the firehouse and enjoy the pranks, humor, banter, and camaraderie firefighters share. It’s just one of the many revealing stories about battling blazes and numerous other dangers in America’s fifth-largest city—home of the nation’s first fire company—in this autobiography of his thirty-seven-year career with the Philadelphia Fire Department.
A Firefighter's Journal: Thirty-Seven Years on the Firegrounds and in the Firehouses of Philadelphia #ad - Did he jump out of a window? or did he succumb to the heat and smoke? Those screams haunt Firefighter Robert Marchisello to this day. Then the screams suddenly stop. During his entire career Marchisello kept a journal detailing his experiences as well as his personal and professional challenges. Somewhere in the darkness, a man is burning to death.
Rescue MenPublicAffairs #ad - One became a cop, the other a paramedic and rescue man with an elite squad sent to Ground Zero in the aftermath of the collapse of the World Trade Center. Used book in Good Condition. In his working class, but none had the sense of belonging that comes with being a fireman, there were other jobs that offered a decent wage, Irish-Catholic neighborhood, or the purity of purpose that comes with saving lives.
The men in charles kenney's family have been drawn to firefighting since his grandfather Charles "Pops" Kenney joined the Boston Fire Department in 1932. Spanning sixty years of firefighting history in America, Rescue Men captures what it's really like to be a fireman. Used book in Good Condition. Pops was on the scene of the notorious cocoanut grove fire in 1942; the author's father, amateur firefighters, "Sonny" served with distinction until an explosion blew him from a third-story window; and two of the author's brothers were "sparks" as children, whose career goals were thwarted by a court order integrating the Boston fire department and changing the rules for employment forever.