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    I'm a couple pages away from finishing Report From Ground Zero by Dennis Smith which IMO is an amazing book and one of the few I've read cover to cover.

    Any book suggestion Firefighting related will be greatly appreciated.

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    "If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles."
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    The following by Leo Stapleton:
    Thirty years on the Line
    Commish
    Fire and Water
    Jakes
    FFOPS
    Lufts
    Cap'n
    Deputy
    Billy Simpson's Journals

    3000 Degrees by Sean Flynn (about the W6 fire)
    Firehouse by David Halberstam (about the Cavemen: E40 L35 FDNY)
    Where it was Hot and Facing the Flames by Connie O'brien
    Ring of Fire by George Hall
    The Last men Out by Tom Downey
    The Blackened Shoeld by Don Whitney
    Fighting Fire by Caroline Paul
    Steely Blue, Glitter and Ash: Dennis Smith

    Knowledge and promotional books
    Fire Officers Handbook of Tactics: John Norman
    Strategic and Tactrical consideration for the Fireground: James Smith

    Collpase of Burning Buildings and Safety and Survival on the Fireground: Vincent Dunn

    Building Construction for the Fire Service: Frank Brannigan

    Managing Fire and escue Services: ICA
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    I'm highly thinking about 3000 degrees because I remember that fire like it happened yesterday.

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    It's a little old, but Last American Heroes-Today's Firefighters is a great book, lots of good stories in it. It's written by Charles W. Sasser, and Michael W. Sasser.

    Let me know how 3000 Degrees is, I too have been interested in it.

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    I recently read Boston on Fire and would highly recommend it. It is more or less a first hand account of the history of the boston fd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FFF1607 View Post
    It's a little old, but Last American Heroes-Today's Firefighters is a great book, lots of good stories in it. It's written by Charles W. Sasser, and Michael W. Sasser.

    Let me know how 3000 Degrees is, I too have been interested in it.
    3000 Degrees is an excellent book, definitely worth reading. Have the kleenix handy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RspctFrmCalgary View Post
    3000 Degrees is an excellent book, definitely worth reading. Have the kleenix handy.
    Thanks for the info. I'm gonna have to look for it now. Will one box of Kleenex be enough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FFF1607 View Post
    Thanks for the info. I'm gonna have to look for it now. Will one box of Kleenex be enough?
    Good luck on finding it. I've looked on amazon and other book store websites and have not found it new.

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    What's the difference between Fire Trap and 3000 Degrees?

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    Fire Lover by Joseph Wambaugh

    It's about Glendale (CA) FD Arson Investigator John Orr who was starting fires in structures and wildland fires in Central and Southern California in the '80's. He's doing life for murder.

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    One of my favorite semi-related fire service books is- How to Win Friends and Influence People another one would be Who Moved My Cheese?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZFF25 View Post
    Fire Lover by Joseph Wambaugh

    It's about Glendale (CA) FD Arson Investigator John Orr who was starting fires in structures and wildland fires in Central and Southern California in the '80's. He's doing life for murder.
    So in other words Backdraft?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itsmy6 View Post
    So in other words Backdraft?

    Not even close.
    ‎"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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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo View Post
    Not even close.
    Hmm might have to check it out then.

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    DVD suggestion

    Fireman Sam.

    A classic.
    Psychiatrists state 1 in 4 people has a mental illness.
    Look at three of your friends, if they are ok, your it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itsmy6 View Post
    Hmm might have to check it out then.

    Mr.Orr aslo wrote a "fictional book" about an arson investigator that mirrored the crimes that he (Orr) was commiting while theses arson's were being carried out by no one other than himself. Don't remember the title of the book, but I believe you can buy it on Amazon and all the proceeds go to the families of the deceesed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo View Post
    Not even close.
    Ain't that the truth.....

    I've read the book, and the story is unbelieveable.
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    I like the one that begins with a P and ends with a Y and has lots of bunnies in it
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    Quote Originally Posted by BFDNJFF View Post
    I like the one that begins with a P and ends with a Y and has lots of bunnies in it
    LMAO so do I.

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    Population: 485 by Michael Perry
    Braving the Waves by Kevin Boyle
    Laughter, Tears, & Muffled Drums by Phil Burns
    Young Men and Fire by Norman Maclean
    Fire on the Mountain by John Maclean
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    -3000 Degrees by Sean Flynn

    -Working Fire by Zac Unger

    -The Last Men Out by Tom Downey

    ...all great books

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    Thumbs up Fireman Story

    Find this and you get a cookie! -Ye Old Fire Laddies- by the gent that wrote the- Gangs of New York - Great movie by the way. Scorcese at his best. Get the dvd if you want to to know what NYC was really all about in the day.(1820 to 1865). You will work for this one. Making it all the more better

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    Do not remember who wrote it but there was a book about Lt. Hamilton of FDNY called, 20,000 Alarms." For those that do not know he was the most decorated firefighter in the history of FDNY. Of course there is Dennis Smiths "Report from Engine Co. 82." I read it the first time when i was in the 7th grade and I knew I wanted to do this for a living. Would have to look into my boxes of books I have but another ex-Bronx firefighter wrote a couple books that were good reads. I can only remember his last name, Ahearns. Since I am at work I am only working on a bad memory. One had to do with Hell's Kitchen and not sure of his titles.
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