Report from Engine Co 82

Filename: report-from-engine-co-82.pdf
ISBN: 9780759521421
Release Date: 2009-09-26
Number of pages: 240
Author: Dennis Smith
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online Report from Engine Co 82 in PDF and EPUB 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.

Report from Engine Co 82

Filename: report-from-engine-co-82.pdf
ISBN: 0759521425
Release Date: 2009-09-26
Number of pages: 240
Author: Dennis Smith
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Download and read online Report from Engine Co 82 in PDF and EPUB 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.

Report from Engine Company Eighty Two

Filename: report-from-engine-company-eighty-two.pdf
ISBN: 0671785753
Release Date: 1973-01
Number of pages: 246
Author: Dennis Smith
Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Simon & Schuster of Canada

Download and read online Report from Engine Company Eighty Two in PDF and EPUB This is a vision of urban America through the eyes of a silent hero, a New York City fireman stationed in the South Bronx.

Report From Ground Zero

Filename: report-from-ground-zero.pdf
ISBN: 9781446497494
Release Date: 2011-12-31
Number of pages: 608
Author: Dennis Smith
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online Report From Ground Zero in PDF and EPUB When disaster struck at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, Dennis Smith was among the first to arrive on the scene. Report from Ground Zero is his insider's account of the heroic efforts of the firefighters, police and emergency workers who rushed to downtown New York to face the greatest challenge of their lives. In all, 343 firefighters gave their lives. Entire companies were lost. Among the dead were a father and son; the department's beloved chaplain; commanders and rookies. Smith, author of the classic bestseller Report from Engine Company 82 and once described as 'the Poet Laureate of firefighters' by the New York Post, tells their stories and those of their families, the camaraderie in their companies and the massive recovery efforts following the catastrophe. As the world tries to come to terms with the horror of what happened, the firefighters' courage and fortitude in the face of enormous personal danger and bereavement offers a beacon of hope and redemption. Report from Ground Zero is a tribute to those heroes for our troubled times.


Filename: firefighters.pdf
ISBN: 9780307484901
Release Date: 2010-07-07
Number of pages: 352
Author: Dennis Smith
Publisher: Broadway Books

Download and read online Firefighters in PDF and EPUB An unforgettable journey through the daily lives of the brave men and women who have made saving lives their profession. Dennis Smith, author of Report from Engine Co. 82, traveled across the country talking to dozens of America’s firefighters to put together this powerful collection of their own descriptions of their most dramatic and intense experiences on the job. Their stories, compiled here, are timeless testimonies to the human capacity for heroism and nobility. Focusing on the most courageous firefighters, from those who have been decorated for heroism to those who have been seriously injured, Firefighters presents the extraordinarily rich and rugged voices of men and women who fight urban building fires, who battle sweeping forest fires, who perform emergency rescues, and who face extreme danger and risk as part of their everyday lives. Sometimes brave, sometimes funny, sometimes bittersweet or filled with anger, these voices combine to make Firefighters both a riveting adventure drama and a moving chronicle of American heroism at its finest. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Filename: firehouse.pdf
ISBN: 0385115857
Release Date: 1977
Number of pages: 144
Author: Jill Freedman

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First In Last Out

Filename: first-in-last-out.pdf
ISBN: 1101216212
Release Date: 2005-02-22
Number of pages: 240
Author: John Salka
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online First In Last Out in PDF and EPUB 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 First In, Last Out, he explains the department’s unique strategies and how they can be adopted by leaders in any field—as he has taught them to organizations around the country. In a tough-talking, no-nonsense style, Salka uses real-world stories to convey leadership imperatives such as: first in, last out—your people need to see you taking the biggest risk, as the first one to enter the danger zone and the last to leave manage change—the fire you fought yesterday is not the one you’ll be fighting tomorrow communicate aggressively—a working radio is worth more than 20,000 gallons of water create an execution culture—focus your people on the flames, not the smoke commit to reality—never allow the way you would like things to be to color how things are develop your people—let them feel a little heat today or they’ll get burned tomorrow Illustrated by harrowing real-life situations, the principles in First In, Last Out will help managers become more confident, coherent, and commanding. On the web:

The Last Men Out

Filename: the-last-men-out.pdf
ISBN: 0805078444
Release Date: 2005-05-01
Number of pages: 320
Author: Tom Downey
Publisher: Macmillan

Download and read online The Last Men Out in PDF and EPUB The nephew of the legendary Chief Ray Downey, late head of rescue operations of the FDNY, takes readers into the heart of one of the nation's most elite firehouses--New York's Rescue 2 unit--introducing the humor, camaraderie, and grit that make these men true American heroes. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

San Francisco Is Burning

Filename: san-francisco-is-burning.pdf
ISBN: 0452287596
Release Date: 2006
Number of pages: 294
Author: Dennis Smith
Publisher: Plume Books

Download and read online San Francisco Is Burning in PDF and EPUB A detailed account of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake reveals how hasty and corrupt construction practices made the city more vulnerable to damage and relates the experiences of such survivors as a naval officer who helped save the city's piers and wharves, unscrupulous mayor Eugene Schmitz, and erudite city boss Abe Ruef. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.

A Decade of Hope

Filename: a-decade-of-hope.pdf
ISBN: 9781101543511
Release Date: 2011-08-23
Number of pages: 384
Author: Dennis Smith
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online A Decade of Hope in PDF and EPUB On the tenth anniversary of 9/11, a portrait of tragedy, survival, and healing from the author of The New York Times bestseller Report from Ground Zero. This year marks the tenth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, an occasion that is sure to be observed around the world. But among the memorials, political speeches, and news editorials, the most pressing consideration- and often the most overlooked-is the lives and well-being of the 9/11 first responders, their families, and the victims' families over the past decade. Dennis Smith, a former firefighter and the author of the bestselling Report from Ground Zero, addresses this important topic in a series of interviews with the heroes and families of those most affected by the tragedy either through feats of bravery in the rescue efforts or heroic bearing up in the face of unimaginable loss. Smith provides an intimate look at a terrible moment in history and its challenging and difficult aftermath, allowing these survivors to share their stories of loss, endurance, and resilience in their own words. A Decade of Hope is an honest and vitally important look at a decade in the lives of those for whom a national tragedy was a devastatingly personal ordeal.

The final fire

Filename: the-final-fire.pdf
ISBN: UOM:39015038928878
Release Date: 1975
Number of pages: 239
Author: Dennis Smith
Publisher: New American Library of Canada, 1976

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When the Bronx Burned

Filename: when-the-bronx-burned.pdf
ISBN: 0595428304
Release Date: 2007
Number of pages: 240
Author: John J. Finucane

Download and read online When the Bronx Burned in PDF and EPUB In the South Bronx during the 1960s and 70s, unscrupulous landlords and their torch-men set in motion a murderous wave of arson-for-profit, driving hundreds of thousands of people from their homes and injuring, maiming, and killing thousands more-including firefighters. Yet New York's mayor consistently refuses to give the fire department the manpower it needs to investigate the arson, and thousands of suspicious fires go uninvestigated. Jackie Mulligan and his brother firefighters stand up to the heartless evil of the slumlords by demanding that the mayor take action. But when the mayor refuses, Mulligan and his men take a stand against the arsonists, putting their jobs-and their lives-on the line. For Mulligan, the fight has become personal. And there will be only one winner. " John Finucane has written a riveting and fast moving novel Not only does he nail the drama in a way only an experienced firefighter can, he literally puts the reader inside the fire scene Reading John Finucane's comprehensive description brought back memories of my admiration for firefighters everywhere." -Charles J. Hynes Kings County District Attorney Former Fire Commissioner of NYC Author of first novel, Triple Homicide "For twenty years John Finucane breathed the acrid smoke, hauled the heavy hoses, and climbed the telescoping ladders for New York City's heroic fire department. He now writes about it from the gut-with verve, power, and poignancy. This is a fireman's fireman, pulling no punches and telling the story of a firefighter in New York's grittiest neighborhoods during the turbulent 1960s and 70s." -Roger D. McGrath, Ph.D. Author, Gunfighters, Highwaymen & Vigilantes Featured Commentator on the History Channel

40 Days

Filename: 40-days.pdf
ISBN: 9780828025508
Release Date: 2010
Number of pages: 112
Author: Dennis Edwin Smith
Publisher: Review and Herald Pub Assoc

Download and read online 40 Days in PDF and EPUB Join Dennis Smith on a 40-day spiritual journey that will change your life. As you commit to 40 days of personal devotional study and prayer, your prayer life will become more consistent and effective, your faith will grow as you witness answered prayers, and your connection with fellow believers will deepen.

B Shifter A Firefighter s Memoir

Filename: b-shifter-a-firefighter-s-memoir.pdf
ISBN: 0974753467
Release Date: 2008-01
Number of pages: 152
Author: Nick Brunacini
Publisher: Across the Street Prod.

Download and read online B Shifter A Firefighter s Memoir in PDF and EPUB Brunacini makes the observation that fire departments more closely resemble cults or severely dysfunctional families than a regular workforce. He brings the reader into the closed world of fire station life and the wide range of personalities that a fire station houses.


Filename: firehouse.pdf
ISBN: 9781401305222
Release Date: 2012-07-17
Number of pages: 208
Author: David Halberstam
Publisher: Hyperion

Download and read online Firehouse in PDF and EPUB “If you have tears, prepare to shed them.” --Frank McCourt "In the firehouse, the men not only live and eat with each other, they play sports together, go off to drink together, help repair one another's houses, and, most important, share terrifying risks; their loyalties to each other must, by the demands of the dangers they face, be instinctive and absolute." So writes David Halberstam, one of America’s most distinguished reporters and historians, in this stunning New York Times bestselling book about Engine 40, Ladder 35, located on the West Side of Manhattan near Lincoln Center. On the morning of September 11, 2001, two rigs carrying thirteen men set out from this firehouse: twelve of them would never return. Firehouse takes us to the epicenter of the tragedy. Through the kind of intimate portraits that are Halberstam’s trademark, we watch the day unfold--the men called to duty while their families wait anxiously for news of them. In addition, we come to understand the culture of the firehouse itself: why gifted men do this; why, in so many instances, they are eager to follow in their fathers’ footsteps and serve in so dangerous a profession; and why, more than anything else, it is not just a job, but a calling. This is journalism-as-history at its best, the story of what happens when one small institution gets caught in an apocalyptic day. Firehouse is a book that will move readers as few others have in our time.