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  • Need Some Book Suggestions

    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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    Report from Engine Comp 82
    FireHouse
    Fire Lover by Joseph Waumbaugh
    "If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles."
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    IACOJ

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    "Criticism is prejudice made plausible."
    - H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)

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    • #3
      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
      Last edited by CaptainGonzo; 01-20-2007, 12:59 AM.
      ‎"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."
      Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY

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      • #4
        I'm highly thinking about 3000 degrees because I remember that fire like it happened yesterday.

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        • #5
          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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          • #6
            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.
            FireFighter/EMT
            Rescue 1

            IACOJ
            FTM-PTB

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            • #7
              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.
              September 11th - Never Forget

              I respect firefighters and emergency workers worldwide. Thank you for what you do.

              Sheri
              IACOJ CRUSTY CONVENTION CHAIR
              Honorary Flatlander

              RAY WAS HERE FIRST

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              • #8
                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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                • #9
                  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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                  • #10
                    What's the difference between Fire Trap and 3000 Degrees?

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                    • #11
                      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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                      "Too many freaks and not enough circuses!"

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                      • #12
                        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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                        • #13
                          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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                          • #14
                            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."
                            Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by CaptainGonzo View Post
                              Not even close.
                              Hmm might have to check it out then.

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