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    Question Report From Engine Co. 82

    Has anyone read this book Report From Engine Co. 82 ? Is it good?

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    It is a must read.

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    I read it many years ago, then a few years later I got about half way through it and something stopped me. I never finished it the second time. Great book though.
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    Only 12 times or so...

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    I hae read it several times....great
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    Have you been hiding in a train station?
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    I first read this back in JR High and have read about 10 times since.
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    im reading it right now and i like it alot....




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    Thumbs up

    I read it a couple of years ago. It's a great book! Go check it out or buy it!

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    Read Report from Engine Co. #82 years ago.
    If you want to read another excellent book by Dennis Smith, read Report from Ground Zero. This one really caught and held my attention.
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    I've read it, a very good book.

    I suggested it to a few jr. ff's in my JROTC unit, they read it and they loved it.
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    i'm reading it right now
    I'm actually reading it again too. Good book... one of only a few I own and enjoy reading. It is the best book Dennis Smith has written, I don't care for his others much. (Sorry Dennis )

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    It's partially responsible for getting me started to where I am today (wherever that is).....

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    I have read Report from Ground Zero but haven't read Report from Engine Co. 82 but would love to. Only if my local libary would have it
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    Read it when I was a kid for the fires, have since read it again for the people.
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    Lightbulb Another good find!

    Read it, it's outstanding.

    For you fellow vollies out there check out: Population 485, Meeting Your Neighbors one Siren at a Time by Michael Perry. Mike is a writer and volunteer firefighter in a small town in northern Wisconsin. He nails being a volunteer firefighter/emt right on the head. I actually met him at an EMS conference recently and found him to be a pretty dang good guy.

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    I am also re-reading Engine Co. 82, it is really a great read. Also, Report from Ground Zero was amazing and the most powerful piece of literature i have ever come across.

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    Amazing! It is a must, a reference for ff culture and not only for USA, because it is true also here.

    I read it a couple times, then I read all other books of Dennis, and then a lot of other american ff books. - thanks Amazon!
    You american guys are very lucky to have a ff licterature. Nothing here.

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    I have read it 2 times!!!! Great Book. My wife got a first printing on Ebay for $7
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    Lightbulb Sudden Thought...............

    I don't know how many times I've read the book, but quite a few, I'm sure. I did just think of something though, Maybe Dennis Smith should get a monthly magazine started, something dealing with the Fire service........ Stay Safe....
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    Cool

    I read it when it first came out. This copy is autographed by Dennis Smith.

    I have read it probably 12 more times over the years. My copy is well worn, but I did buy a new reprinted copy that I will put on my bookshelf.

    Get you some copies of Leo Stapleton's books and read them Leo is an old friend who was the fire commish in Boston. They are good books to read. He has several of them.


    Go to www.fire-police-ems.com where another our my friends has company in MA that sells book, patches and etc on fire.


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    Go to www.fire-police-ems.com where another our my friends has company in MA that sells book, patches and etc on fire.
    I see you know Ira too!
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    Jeez, must have been almost 20 yrs ago that I read it for the first time. I'll have to look at the copyright date in my original copy. An excellent book. Also read all of The Commish's books. Read them in order if you buy them, it will make more sense, IMHO.
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    Someone said they wished their library had it...........Go to the book store and buy it. Some of you might think Firefigters and the job have it rough today....read the book, it must have been hell back then. No wonder people weren't lining up for applications back then.

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