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Title A View from the Backstep Part 1
Author J. Kearney
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2020-08-06
Category
Total Pages 314
ISBN 9798665006482
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This ISN'T about me. This isn't my story. It's a chronicle of an earlier era in the FDNY and of those who worked during that era, in an area covered by the 5th, 6th & 7th Divisions of that day, an area that included Harlem and the South Bronx.I've tried to be as honest as possible, as that and earlier eras need to be defended today. Rules were bent, but the job got done and done extremely well. The members were highly professional about the work, but irreverent about everything else. An internal Unit discipline was enforced by a relentless peer pressure.Firehouse humor was intensely politically incorrect, but it was a time when people of different backgrounds, with differing views came together to do a difficult, dangerous, often thankless job. This is an accounting of those very memorable times and the many amazing firefighters who worked them.

Busy As Hell by Mike Foley

Title Busy As Hell
Author Mike Foley
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date 2015-12-22
Category Fire extinction
Total Pages 326
ISBN 1522755330
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A veteran fire fighter reflects on the stories and tales told by his brothers and superiors during the famed War Years of the Boston Fire Department, from 1963 to 1983.

Firehouse by Dennis Smith

Title Firehouse
Author Dennis Smith
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1977
Category Fire departments
Total Pages 144
ISBN 0385115857
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Stories Of Fire by Paul Hashagen

Title Stories of Fire
Author Paul Hashagen
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2017-01-03
Category
Total Pages 264
ISBN 1938394259
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Unlike most of the author's previous writings, this book is about more than the New York City Fire Department. Read about fires from history, some that the author has published before, about the courage and bravery of firefighters, and the evolution of their tools. Stories of devastating fires and the heroic efforts of firefirefighters throughout the history of the U.S.

When The Bronx Burned by John J. Finucane

Title When the Bronx Burned
Author John J. Finucane
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2007
Category Fiction
Total Pages 236
ISBN 0595428304
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the South Bronx during the 1960s and 70s, unscrupulous landlords and their torch-men set in motion a murderous wave of arson-for-profit, driving hundreds of thousands of people from their homes and injuring, maiming, and killing thousands more-including firefighters. Yet New York's mayor consistently refuses to give the fire department the manpower it needs to investigate the arson, and thousands of suspicious fires go uninvestigated. Jackie Mulligan and his brother firefighters stand up to the heartless evil of the slumlords by demanding that the mayor take action. But when the mayor refuses, Mulligan and his men take a stand against the arsonists, putting their jobs-and their lives-on the line. For Mulligan, the fight has become personal. And there will be only one winner. " John Finucane has written a riveting and fast moving novel Not only does he nail the drama in a way only an experienced firefighter can, he literally puts the reader inside the fire scene Reading John Finucane's comprehensive description brought back memories of my admiration for firefighters everywhere." -Charles J. Hynes Kings County District Attorney Former Fire Commissioner of NYC Author of first novel, Triple Homicide "For twenty years John Finucane breathed the acrid smoke, hauled the heavy hoses, and climbed the telescoping ladders for New York City's heroic fire department. He now writes about it from the gut-with verve, power, and poignancy. This is a fireman's fireman, pulling no punches and telling the story of a firefighter in New York's grittiest neighborhoods during the turbulent 1960s and 70s." -Roger D. McGrath, Ph.D. Author, Gunfighters, Highwaymen & Vigilantes Featured Commentator on the History Channel

Thomas Sweatt by Jonathan Riffe

Title Thomas Sweatt
Author Jonathan Riffe
Publisher Mascot Books
Release Date 2018-02-06
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 208
ISBN 1684016266
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Between 1980 and 2005, a serial arsonist terrorized neighborhoods throughout the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. In 2005, Thomas Sweatt was arrested and eventually confessed to over 340 arson-set fires that killed 4 people. Investigators named him the "most prolific and dangerous serial arsonist in American history." Dozens of authors, TV producers, and movie producers tried to contact Thomas in prison but were all unsuccessful. Only Jonathan Riffe was able to break through. For three years, Jonathan wrote and talked regularly to Thomas. This is his story in his wordsa story of arson and murder, law and order, philological deviance, crime and punishment, and the terror of fire. The story of one man.

Precinct 19 by Thomas Adcock

Title Precinct 19
Author Thomas Adcock
Publisher Open Road Media
Release Date 2020-01-28
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 337
ISBN 9781504060042
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A “fast-moving” true account of life in a New York City police station with “a rare understanding of officers involved in extreme situations” (San Diego Sun). Manhattan’s 19th precinct includes more than three dozen foreign consulates and the homes of some of the city’s richest and most powerful citizens, including Gracie Mansion—yet even these wealthy and sophisticated environs aren’t immune to bloodshed, brutality, and various dark dealings. In this book, a police reporter and Edgar Award-winning crime writer describes the day-to-day life of the law enforcement officers who patrol this Upper East Side neighborhood—and know the truth about what goes on behind the facades. “Fast-paced and dramatic . . . an effort that the famous chronicler of police life Joseph Wambaugh might envy.” —Minneapolis Star-Tribune “Moving . . . revealing . . . excellent.” —Newsday

The Rescue Company by Ray Downey

Title The Rescue Company
Author Ray Downey
Publisher Fire Engineering Books
Release Date 1992
Category Health & Fitness
Total Pages 328
ISBN 9780912212258
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Part I: Getting started - the rescue company and its people What resue is about Recruiting and staffing Rescue apparatus Tools and equipment State-of-the-art equipment Training Part II: Rescue incidents Impalement Operating on air Buried victims Elevators Airbags Utilizing the rescue company Water rescue teams Confined space Vehicle accidents Part III: Operations and planning Rescue operational plan Rope and rigging Treating victims Concrete Planning for major operations.

What Brothers Do by Michael Everett Bown

Title What Brothers Do
Author Michael Everett Bown
Publisher Virtualbookworm.com Publishing
Release Date 2010-11-23
Category Family & Relationships
Total Pages 394
ISBN 1602646821
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"What Brothers Do" is the true story of two brothers. The first is Captain Patrick Brown, a highly decorated and well respected member of the New York City Fire Department, who was killed in the World Trade Center attacks of 9/11. The second is Michael Brown, a former New York City firefighter and presently a Las Vegas emergency medicine physician. The story takes the reader on Michael 's journey back to New York and Ground Zero in the desperate search for his brother and his experiences through post 9/11 New York. Michael is told by all who knew his brother that if anyone could get out of the Towers alive it would be Patrick. As he slowly loses hope of finding his brother alive, Michael changes his focus and determination to fulfilling his brother 's last wishes.In his attempt to honor Patrick, Michael must work through his anger and grief and overcome serious personal challenges. But, he finds friendship and support in an inner circle of new friends, reconnects with family members and discovers that Patrick 's spirit lives on.ABOUT THE AUTHORMichael Everett Brown, M.D., is a board-certified emergency medicine physician practicing in Ls Vegas, Nevada, where he resides with his wife Janet and their four dogs. Born and raised in the Now York metropolitan area, he was a volunteer firefighter in Westbury, Long Island, for more than 12 years and a New York City firefighter in Harlem's Engine Company 37 for four years. He is currently a member of the Nevada Task Force One Urban Search and Rescue Team. In 2001, he received a U.S. Congressional Recognition Award for "selfless acts and commitment to his profession above and beyond the call of duty." He has written two screenplays and is currently working on his third book.

First In Last Out by John Salka

Title First In Last Out
Author John Salka
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2005-01-31
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 222
ISBN 1591840686
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A veteran FDNY firefighter describes the field-tested management strategies that help commanders lead teams into a raging fire, explaining how the fire department develops loyalty, trust, and grace under pressure and how such principles as "first in, last out" and "develop your people" can be adapted by leaders in any field of endeavor. Reprint.

The Outsiders by Lynda Edwards

Title The Outsiders
Author Lynda Edwards
Publisher Pearson UK
Release Date 2019-11-20
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781292310565
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Fix Is In by J. A. Graffagnino

Title The Fix Is In
Author J. A. Graffagnino
Publisher AuthorHouse
Release Date 2016-07-20
Category Political Science
Total Pages 338
ISBN 9781524618834
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Finally, the truth is revealed about Manhattans Deutsche Bank building fire. The devastating fire at 130 Liberty Street in the heart of Manhattans financial center a short distance from what was the World Trade Center was one of the worst fires in New York Citys history. Two firefighters were killed, and 105 were injured. One of the firefighters killed during the horrific fire was author Graffagninos son, Joey. Graffagnino refused to believe what high-level government decision makers were telling the public that the fire was an accident. After eight years of relentless research in pursuit of the truth combing through public records and interviewing firefighters on the scene, government officials, informed observers, whistleblowers and eyewitnesses Graffagnino uncovered the truth. The horrific seven-alarm Deutsche Bank building fire was no accident. And all efforts to quell the raging inferno were in vain. The Fix Is In is not based upon a conspiracy theory, opinion or undocumented rumors, but confirmed facts. Graffagnino places blame where it belongs and exposes the people who benefited from the catastrophe. Find out for yourself. Discover the disturbing truth about a calculated and complex conspiracy involving top governmental agencies, corporate leaders and organized crime figures. The Deutsche Bank fire was preventable, said FDNY Captain Simon Ressner. Preventive measures were deliberately sidestepped in the name of ambition and in the name of money.

Steely Blue by Dennis smith

Title Steely Blue
Author Dennis smith
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Release Date 2017-10-21
Category Fiction
Total Pages 304
ISBN 1501194348
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Into The Fire by Edric Kennedy-Macfoy

Title Into the Fire
Author Edric Kennedy-Macfoy
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2018-09-06
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9781473558762
Language English, Spanish, and French
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___________________ 'Deeply personal and blisteringly powerful.’ Tom Marcus, author of SOLDIER SPY The incredible true story of life as a London firefighter. What is it really like to be a firefighter? How does it feel to respond to an emergency call, to know that someone's life hangs in the balance and every second is critical? Into the Fire offers an unforgettable insight into the highs and lows of life in the fire service. Chronicling his thirteen-year career in the London Fire Brigade, Edric Kennedy-Macfoy takes us with him from his training days as a new recruit to his very first fire; from call-outs to cannabis farms, chemical spills and trapped swans to the devastating scenes of road traffic collisions, the Croydon tram derailment and the Grenfell Tower fire. Heart-breaking, deeply personal and at times hilarious, this is his remarkable story.

Title A Thousand Naked Strangers
Author Kevin Hazzard
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2016-01-05
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781501110832
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A former paramedic’s visceral, poignant, and mordantly funny account of a decade spent on Atlanta’s mean streets saving lives and connecting with the drama and occasional beauty that lies inside catastrophe. In the aftermath of 9/11 Kevin Hazzard felt that something was missing from his life—his days were too safe, too routine. A failed salesman turned local reporter, he wanted to test himself, see how he might respond to pressure and danger. He signed up for emergency medical training and became, at age twenty-six, a newly minted EMT running calls in the worst sections of Atlanta. His life entered a different realm—one of blood, violence, and amazing grace. Thoroughly intimidated at first and frequently terrified, he experienced on a nightly basis the adrenaline rush of walking into chaos. But in his downtime, Kevin reflected on how people’s facades drop away when catastrophe strikes. As his hours on the job piled up, he realized he was beginning to see into the truth of things. There is no pretense five beats into a chest compression, or in an alley next to a crack den, or on a dimly lit highway where cars have collided. Eventually, what had at first seemed impossible happened: Kevin acquired mastery. And in the process he was able to discern the professional differences between his freewheeling peers, what marked each—as he termed them—as “a tourist,” “true believer,” or “killer.” Combining indelible scenes that remind us of life’s fragile beauty with laugh-out-loud moments that keep us smiling through the worst, A Thousand Naked Strangers is an absorbing read about one man’s journey of self-discovery—a trip that also teaches us about ourselves.

So Others Might Live by Terry Golway

Title So Others Might Live
Author Terry Golway
Publisher Basic Books
Release Date 2003-10-16
Category History
Total Pages 384
ISBN 0465027415
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the first history of the New York Fire Department--FDNY--in over sixty years, journalist Terry Golway weaves together stories of heroic firefighters and extraordinary fires to create a moving and original account of New York as seen through the eyes and actions of the city's firefighters. From the eighteenth century's most ambitious public-works project--the building of aqueducts from upstate to help control fires--to firefighter-turned-politician Boss Tweed's backroom politics, fire and firefighters have played an integral part in the life of New York. So Others Might Live also offers a new view of the building of modern urban America and the social turbulence of New York from the 1700s to the present day.

Uncertainty by Jonathan Fields

Title Uncertainty
Author Jonathan Fields
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2011-09-29
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9781101544532
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Jonathan Fields knows the risks-and potential power-of uncertainty. He gave up a six-figure income as a lawyer to make $12 an hour as a personal trainer. Then, married with a 3-month old baby, he signed a lease to launch a yoga center in the heart of New York City. . . the day before 9/11. But he survived, and along the way he developed a fresh approach to transforming uncertainty, risk of loss, and exposure to judgment into catalysts for innovation, creation, and achievement. Properly understood and harnessed, fear and uncertainty can become fuel for creative genius rather than sources of pain, anxiety, and suffering. In business, art, and life, creating on a world-class level demands bold action and leaps of faith in the face of great uncertainty. But that uncertainty can lead to fear, anxiety, paralysis, and destruction. It can gut creativity and stifle innovation. It can keep you from taking the risks necessary to do great work and craft a deeply-rewarding life. And it can bring companies that rely on innovation grinding to a halt. That is, unless you know how to use it to your advantage. Fields draws on leading-edge technology, cognitive-science and ancient awareness-focusing techniques in a fresh, practical, non-dogmatic way. His approach enables creativity and productivity on an entirely different level and can turn the once-tortuous journey into a more enjoyable quest. Fields will reveal how to: Make changes to your workflow that unlock buried creative potential. Build "creation hives" -- supportive groups that can supercharge and humanize the process. Tap social technology and user co-creation to add clarity, certainty, and sanity, even if you're an artist or solo-creator. Develop a set of personal practices and mindset shifts that let you not just tolerate, but invite and even amplify, uncertainty as a catalyst for genius. Drawing on extensive case studies and research, Fields shares a set of detailed personal practices and environmental changes that can not only humanize the creative process, but also allow individuals and teams to stay more open to opportunity and play a bigger creative game.

Title The Other Side of the Bridge
Author Mary Lawson
Publisher Dial Press
Release Date 2006-09-26
Category Fiction
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9780440336372
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the author of the beloved #1 national bestseller Crow Lake comes an exceptional new novel of jealously, rivalry and the dangerous power of obsession. Two brothers, Arthur and Jake Dunn, are the sons of a farmer in the mid-1930s, when life is tough and another world war is looming. Arthur is reticent, solid, dutiful and set to inherit the farm and his father’s character; Jake is younger, attractive, mercurial and dangerous to know – the family misfit. When a beautiful young woman comes into the community, the fragile balance of sibling rivalry tips over the edge. Then there is Ian, the family’s next generation, and far too sure he knows the difference between right and wrong. By now it is the fifties, and the world has changed—a little, but not enough. These two generations in the small town of Struan, Ontario, are tragically interlocked, linked by fate and community but separated by a war which devours its young men—its unimaginable horror reaching right into the heart of this remote corner of an empire. With her astonishing ability to turn the ratchet of tension slowly and delicately, Lawson builds their story to a shocking climax. Taut with apprehension, surprising us with moments of tenderness and humour, The Other Side of the Bridge is a compelling, humane and vividly evoked novel with an irresistible emotional undertow.

The Ladykiller by Martina Cole

Title The Ladykiller
Author Martina Cole
Publisher Headline
Release Date 2009-12-10
Category Fiction
Total Pages 300
ISBN 9780755350711
Language English, Spanish, and French
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He's every woman's worst nightmare... THE LADYKILLER is the first book in the DI Kate Burrows series: the only time the 'undisputed queen of crime writing' (Guardian) and Sunday Times bestseller Martina Cole has written from the perspective of the Old Bill. A killer is on the loose. It's up to DI Kate Burrows to stop him. But Kate has a problem. The Grantley Ripper has attacked the daughter of one of London's most infamous gangsters, Patrick Kelly, and now Kate's investigation, along with her heart, are dangerously entwined with him. As the worlds of crime and law collide, will Kate take down the Ladykiller, or will he be her undoing? Her unique take on London's criminal underworld will have you hooked, so don't miss the rest of the DI Kate Burrows series, BROKEN, HARDGIRLS and DAMAGED

The Coming Storm by Regina M. Hansen

Title The Coming Storm
Author Regina M. Hansen
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2021-06-01
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781534482463
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Music, myth, and horror blend in this romantic, atmospheric fantasy debut about a teen girl who must fight a powerful evil that’s invaded her Prince Edward Island home—perfect for fans of An Enchantment of Ravens. There’s a certain wild magic in the salt air and the thrum of the sea. Beet MacNeill has known this all her life. It added spice to her childhood adventures with her older cousin, Gerry, the two of them thick as thieves as they explored their Prince Edward Island home. So when Gerry comes up the path one early spring morning, Beet thinks nothing of it at first. But he is soaking wet and silent, and he plays a haunting tune on his fiddle that chills Beet to the bone. Something is very, very wrong. Things only get worse when Marina Shaw saunters into town and takes an unsettling interest in Gerry’s new baby. Local lore is filled with tales of a vicious shape-shifting sea creature and the cold, beautiful woman who controls him—a woman who bears a striking resemblance to Marina. Beet is determined to find out what happened to her beloved cousin, and to prevent the same fate from befalling the handsome new boy in town who is winning her heart, whether she wants him to or not. Yet the sea always exacts a price...