Thread: Fire Fighter Book CLub
03-15-2003, 11:20 PM #1
Fire Fighter Book CLub
Hey, i have read a few books about fire fighting. Not like how to do it, but stories about big fire, ect....
I figured here we can post good books we've read, for anyone else interested out there.
I have read:
Last Man Down-(8)Written by the FDNY Bat. 11 cheif on his survival of the worl trade center collapse, it was a very good book!
3000 Degrees-(10) This book is on the big wharehouse fire in Worcester Mass. that took the lives of 6 fire fighters. The autor did an exelent job writing this book, i have only 1 more chapter to go, and so far, it was one of the best books i've read.
Last edited by Kvfcjr; 03-15-2003 at 11:23 PM.
03-16-2003, 07:03 PM #2
- Join Date
- Oct 2002
KVFCJR, and others, I would enthusiastically recommend any of Leo Stapleton's books. I have every one in his collection, some personally signed, bought at some of the various stem shows. He is a fabulous storyteller, and all of his books are extremely entertaining. Plus, you can pick up a lot of knowledge, the kind of which may or may not be found in the conventional textbooks. If you read them in chronological order, although not necessary, it is even better. My favorites are his first 2 books, "30 Years on the Line", and "Commish". Also, no fire book collection is complete without Dennis Smith's "Report from Engine 82" A classic, although somewhat dated. I have quite a collection of firematic books, and they are all pretty good. DMC publishing has many titles to choose from, and their ad usually appears in Firehouse Magazine, and sometimes Fire Apparatus Journal.Leroy140 (yes, THAT Leroy)
Fairfield, CT, Local 1426
03-16-2003, 07:59 PM #3
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- Mar 2002
- Waynesboro, VA, possibly relocating to Virginia Beach in the near future!
"The Loo" and "The Blackened Shield", both by Don Whitney, are both great reads. I would give them an 8 or 9.These are my opinions, not those of my career department, my volunteer company, or my affiliates. And by the way, I'm not a Junior.
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03-16-2003, 08:01 PM #4
- Join Date
- Feb 2001
- Bloomington, IN USA
I received a book for Christmas, called Fire Lover.
It is about John Orr, A fire investigator from California, that was convicted of setting several fires,some of which people died. Very good book, especially if you saw the movie on HBO last year called "Point of Origin", it was based on a novel Orr wrote.If it's wet and not yours, don't touch it.
03-21-2003, 06:08 PM #5
For a good wildland book, check out FIRE ON THE RIM by Stephen Pyne. He's done several scholarly books as well, although I haven't had a chance to read those.ullrichk
a ship in a harbor is safe. . . but that's not what ships are for
03-22-2003, 01:07 AM #6
03-22-2003, 02:39 AM #7
PLEASE, keep reading books, it is supposed to help with your grammar.
look up anything by Enid Blyton.Psychiatrists state 1 in 4 people has a mental illness.
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