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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.
    Good read.
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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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