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    Default looking for some more reading material.

    Hey all,
    Simple idea here. I like reading books having to do with the fire service, as I am sure most of you are as well. Just looking for some more.

    Read:
    Report from EG Co 82
    Firefighters (also dennis smith)
    The Fire Inside
    so others might live
    the last men out
    rescue men

    By the way all really good reads. Firefighters and the fire inside are all a collection of stories from americas firefighters but firefighters was published in 1988 and i think the fire inside was 1996 so it kind of gives a young pup like myself a glimpse of the glory years. Rescue men was a neat family history of the kenney clan from the boston fd. Will send anybody authors and more info per request. but like i said, i would like any ideas if anybody has something they know of. Thanks guys.

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    Ok, I'll play


    Stapleton:

    Fire & water,Jakes,FFOPS, Thirty years on the line,Commish,Lufts,Cap'n DFC,Simpson Journals, Deputy and Reflections. Don Whitney( Portland FD):The Loo,The Blackened shield,Fire Duty. O'brien: Facing the flames Waumbaugh: Fire Lover. Kenney: Rescue Men. Flynn: 3000 degees. Picciotto: Last Man Down. Salka: First in,Last out. Golway: So others might live. Butler: Wildfire loose. Just a few of my library, T.C.

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    Here's a link to DMC publishing.. all kinds of fire books there!
    http://www.dmcfirebooks.com/greatesthits.html
    ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
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    thank you guys. will be looking them up

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    It might have been mentioned..but working fire

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    Population 485

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    Are you interested in books about firefighting as stories? or are you interested in actual technical books about firefighting operations?

    Many great books were already listed, but to add,

    Report From Ground Zero (Dennis Smith)

    Last Man Down (FDNY Battalion Commander Richard Picciotto)

    Firehouse (David Halberstam)

    Pride and Ownership, A Firefighters Love of the Job (Rick Lasky)

    B-Shifter, A Firefighters Memoir (Nick Brunacini)


    As far as technical books (if you are intersted),

    The Fire Officers handbook of Tactics (John Norman)

    Fire Department Special Operations (John Norman)

    Branningan's Building Construction for the Fire Service (Francis L Brannigan)

    First In, Last Out, Leadership lessons from the FDNY (John Salka)

    Strategy of Firefighting (Vincent Dunn)

    Air Management for the Fire Service (Mike Gagliano, Casey Phillips, Phillip Jose, Steve Bernocco)

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    Hate to bump and I know it's been at while. Rescue mentioned in his post a book titled 3000 degrees. With the recent loss of FF Davies and the anniversary of the W6, I decided to buy it as it not in my local library. My god what a read. I was left speechless. Gonzo, I now see why the post on the disgust, even though you rescinded the comments. I can't imagine what the sting of that date must be like.

    Nothing else to say. Try buying it if you all haven't read it. God bless the W.F.D. And keep them in your thoughts tomorrow.
    "It's a living thing brian..."

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    If you like fire investigation, try "Blaze" by Nicholas Faith.

    He's English, so some of the terminology is funky to an American, but the content and the technical discussions of the investgations, as well as human behavior in fire situations, is excellent.
    Train to fight the fires you fight.

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    How to fire fires in Bossier Parish Louisiana is available on a 3 X 5 index card.
    Stay Safe and Well Out There....

    Always remembering 9-11-2001 and 343+ Brothers

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    Wow....thanks for the Sierra mist All over my shirt.
    "It's a living thing brian..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    a 3 X 5 index card.
    That much????
    "Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."

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    Quote Originally Posted by truckedup133 View Post
    Hate to bump and I know it's been at while. Rescue mentioned in his post a book titled 3000 degrees. With the recent loss of FF Davies and the anniversary of the W6, I decided to buy it as it not in my local library. My god what a read. I was left speechless. Gonzo, I now see why the post on the disgust, even though you rescinded the comments. I can't imagine what the sting of that date must be like.

    Nothing else to say. Try buying it if you all haven't read it. God bless the W.F.D. And keep them in your thoughts tomorrow.
    Totally agree and unfortunately very timely. Maybe buy two because once you pass it around everyone wants to read it and you'll never see it again. Be safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tree_house View Post
    Population 485
    A Second on that found it about a month ago. And I just finished TRUCK. Funny guy.

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    Dave Houseal's two books; "We can see it from the bridge" and "We've got them on point". Dave is a legendary story teller, and he now volunteers a lot of time in the Fire Museum in Harrisburg, PA. If you ever get a chance stop by, hopefully you'll catch Dave.

    I'll second many books already mentioned. Anything by Don Whitney (Loo, Blackened Shield...) are great. And Nick Brunicini's "B-shifter" will leave you in stitches. "When I was little, I wanted to grow up and be a Chevy truck..."
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    That much????


    Yeah, the long version!!

    Stay Safe and Well Out There....

    Always remembering 9-11-2001 and 343+ Brothers

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    Guys I really appreciate it. Love building the library up... And the in-laws enjoy the amazon wish list. Apparently they like buying the books over that new Sam Houston I put up there
    "It's a living thing brian..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    How to fire fires in Bossier Parish Louisiana is available on a 3 X 5 index card.
    And we were having such a nice quiet thread .....................
    Train to fight the fires you fight.

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    Fire on the mountain is a great book. I am reading the one advertised on this webpage, WTC: In their own words and am really enjoying it.
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