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  • What is your favorite "firefighter" book?

    What is your favorite "firefighter" related book?

    Mine is "THE HEART BEHIND THE HERO" by Curt & Karen Yoder, which is a great collection of stories from firefighters across the country.

    Also, "REPORT FROM ENGINE CO. 82" by Dennis Smith.

    Yours??

    [This message has been edited by elmofire (edited 03-15-2001).]

  • #2
    Report from Engine Co No 82 was a great book I read it first over 20 years ago. It certainly opened my eyes

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    • #3
      "Firefighters" by Dennis Smith.
      Also, "The Fire Inside" was pretty good, can't remember the author.

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      • #4
        "To Walk With the Angels" is another good one. I cant remember the authors. I also liked "Report from Engine Co. 82" by Dennis Smith.


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        Shawn M. Cecula
        Captain
        Lewiston Fire Co. No. 2

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        • #5
          "Fighting Fire" by Caroline Paul. Yeah, she's a female firefighter, but the book is extremely well-written and I think anyone would enjoy it.

          It's especially good for male fire officers (or firefighters) who're wondering what it's like from "our side" - but as I said, it's a plain ol' good book.

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          • #6
            I really liked First Due Baltimore. I thought it was a well written book. It really held my interest. The stories in it were very interesting. The pictures also added a nice touch.

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            • #7
              "Report from Engine Co 82" is a given. The "Blackened Shield" is another good one, as is "30 Years on the Line"

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              Take care, stay safe, & stay low!

              Lt. Spinney

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              • #8
                Another good one is " Jumping Fire" even thought it isnt about structual Fire fighting it is about smoke jumping it is still a great book. My personal favorite is "Report from Engine Co 82"

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                • #9
                  "Report from Engine Co. 82". It's justifiably legendary in the fire service. I first read it when I was just a kid, and my dad was a firefighter in Philly. My dad was always my hero, but this book put him into superhero status in my eyes.

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                  J. Black

                  The opinions expressed are mine and mine alone and may not reflect those of any organization with which I am associated.

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                  • #10
                    My favorite is THE FIRE INSIDE.

                    I liked it because it gives different feelings from firefighters all over the country. I haven't read "Report From Engine Co. 82" but it sounds like I should.

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                    • #11
                      Without a doubt, FIRST DUE: BALTIMORE.

                      Mike Kernan does an outstanding job conveying to the reader of what its liek to be a firefighter. I read the book in (2) sittings, and it is very rare for me to read anything cover to cover.

                      Definitely worthwhile!!!

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                      • #12
                        Report from Eng. 82
                        Ffr. Ops
                        30 Years on the Line
                        So far....in that order.
                        I'm taking notes on the other responses on here, because I haven't heard of some of the books.
                        Going to do some reading.

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                        • #13
                          "Report from Engine Co. 82" is my personal favorite.

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                          • #14
                            I am a huge fan of Leo Stapelton's books. I highly recommend them.

                            In no particular order:

                            Thirty Years on the Line
                            Commish
                            Jakes
                            Fire & Water
                            FFOPS
                            Lufts
                            Cap'n

                            Thirty Years and Commish are written about his time as the Fire Commisoner in the Boston Fire Dept. all are very well written!

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                            • #15
                              Report From Engine Co. 82 is definitely a classic, but I really enjoyed "Turnout" by Bill Hall. It's a Baltimore book and the stories are a page or two long. Easy yet interesting reading.

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