Report from Engine Co 82

Author: Dennis Smith
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 0759521425
Release Date: 2009-09-26
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

From his bawdy and brave fellow firefighters to the hopeful, hateful, beautiful and beleaguered residents of the poverty-stricken district where he works, Dennis Smith tells the story of a brutalising yet rewarding profession.

Report from Engine Co 82

Author: Dennis Smith
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780759521421
Release Date: 2009-09-26
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

From his bawdy and brave fellow firefighters to the hopeful, hateful, beautiful and beleaguered residents of the poverty-stricken district where he works, Dennis Smith tells the story of a brutalising yet rewarding profession.

Report from Engine Company Eighty Two

Author: Dennis Smith
Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Simon & Schuster of Canada
ISBN: 0671785753
Release Date: 1973-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

This is a vision of urban America through the eyes of a silent hero, a New York City fireman stationed in the South Bronx.

Report from Ground Zero

Author: Dennis Smith
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101213155
Release Date: 2003-02-25
Genre: History

The tragic events of September 11, 2001, forever altered the American landscape, both figuratively and literally. Immediately after the jets struck the twin towers of the World Trade Center, Dennis Smith, a former firefighter, reported to Manhattan’s Ladder Co. 16 to volunteer in the rescue efforts. In the weeks that followed, Smith was present on the front lines, attending to the wounded, sifting through the wreckage, and mourning with New York’s devastated fire and police departments. This is Smith’s vivid account of the rescue efforts by the fire and police departments and emergency medical teams as they rushed to face a disaster that would claim thousands of lives. Smith takes readers inside the minds and lives of the rescuers at Ground Zero as he shares stories about these heroic individuals and the effect their loss had on their families and their companies. “It is,” says Smith, “the real and living history of the worst day in America since Pearl Harbor.” Written with drama and urgency, Report from Ground Zero honors the men and women who—in America’s darkest hours—redefined our understanding of courage.

Firefighters

Author: Dennis Smith
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780307484901
Release Date: 2010-07-07
Genre: Law

An unforgettable journey through the daily lives of the brave men and women who have made saving lives their profession. Dennis Smith, author of Report from Engine Co. 82, traveled across the country talking to dozens of America’s firefighters to put together this powerful collection of their own descriptions of their most dramatic and intense experiences on the job. Their stories, compiled here, are timeless testimonies to the human capacity for heroism and nobility. Focusing on the most courageous firefighters, from those who have been decorated for heroism to those who have been seriously injured, Firefighters presents the extraordinarily rich and rugged voices of men and women who fight urban building fires, who battle sweeping forest fires, who perform emergency rescues, and who face extreme danger and risk as part of their everyday lives. Sometimes brave, sometimes funny, sometimes bittersweet or filled with anger, these voices combine to make Firefighters both a riveting adventure drama and a moving chronicle of American heroism at its finest. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Firehouse

Author: Jill Freedman
Publisher:
ISBN: 0385115857
Release Date: 1977
Genre: Political Science


First In Last Out

Author: John Salka
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1591840686
Release Date: 2005-01-31
Genre: Business & Economics

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 Last Men Out

Author: Tom Downey
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0805078444
Release Date: 2005-05-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The nephew of the legendary Chief Ray Downey, late head of rescue operations of the FDNY, takes readers into the heart of one of the nation's most elite firehouses--New York's Rescue 2 unit--introducing the humor, camaraderie, and grit that make these men true American heroes. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

A Song for Mary An Irish American Memory

Author: Dennis Smith
Publisher: New Word City
ISBN: 9781640190900
Release Date: 2017-08-16
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Growing up in the rough-and-tumble streets of New York City in the 1940s and 50s, Dennis Smith was a dirt-poor, Irish-Catholic without a father. Told in a first-person narrative, this powerful odyssey depicts a young man's coming of age in a confusing world.

San Francisco Is Burning

Author: Dennis Smith
Publisher: Plume Books
ISBN: 0452287596
Release Date: 2006
Genre: History

A detailed account of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake reveals how hasty and corrupt construction practices made the city more vulnerable to damage and relates the experiences of such survivors as a naval officer who helped save the city's piers and wharves, unscrupulous mayor Eugene Schmitz, and erudite city boss Abe Ruef. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.

A Decade of Hope

Author: Dennis Smith
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101543511
Release Date: 2011-08-23
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

On the tenth anniversary of 9/11, a portrait of tragedy, survival, and healing from the author of The New York Times bestseller Report from Ground Zero. This year marks the tenth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, an occasion that is sure to be observed around the world. But among the memorials, political speeches, and news editorials, the most pressing consideration- and often the most overlooked-is the lives and well-being of the 9/11 first responders, their families, and the victims' families over the past decade. Dennis Smith, a former firefighter and the author of the bestselling Report from Ground Zero, addresses this important topic in a series of interviews with the heroes and families of those most affected by the tragedy either through feats of bravery in the rescue efforts or heroic bearing up in the face of unimaginable loss. Smith provides an intimate look at a terrible moment in history and its challenging and difficult aftermath, allowing these survivors to share their stories of loss, endurance, and resilience in their own words. A Decade of Hope is an honest and vitally important look at a decade in the lives of those for whom a national tragedy was a devastatingly personal ordeal.

B Shifter A Firefighter s Memoir

Author: Nick Brunacini
Publisher: Across the Street Prod.
ISBN: 0974753467
Release Date: 2008-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Brunacini makes the observation that fire departments more closely resemble cults or severely dysfunctional families than a regular workforce. He brings the reader into the closed world of fire station life and the wide range of personalities that a fire station houses.

Last Man Down

Author: Richard Picciotto
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101220759
Release Date: 2003-05-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A first responder’s harrowing account of 9/11—the true story of an American hero who gave nearly everything for others during one of New York City’s darkest hours. On September 11, 2001, FDNY Battalion Chief Richard “Pitch” Picciotto answered the call heard around the world. In minutes he was at Ground Zero of the worst terrorist attack on American soil, as the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center began to burn—and then to buckle. A veteran of the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, Picciotto was eerily familiar with the inside of the North Tower. And it was there that he concentrated his rescue efforts. It was in its smoky stairwells where he heard and felt the South Tower collapse. Where he made the call for firemen and rescue workers to evacuate, while he stayed behind with a skeleton team of men to help evacuate a group of disabled and infirm civilians. And it was in the rubble of the North Tower where Picciotto found himself buried—for more than four hours after the building's collapse.

When the Bronx Burned

Author: John J. Finucane
Publisher:
ISBN: 0595428304
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Fiction

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

3000 Degrees

Author: Sean Flynn
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9780446555036
Release Date: 2008-12-21
Genre: History

The unforgettable and heartbreaking true story of the firemen who bravely fought "the perfect fire" is now in paperback.