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.

The Last Men Out

Author: Tom Downey
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0805071695
Release Date: 2004-06-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Examines 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

So Others Might Live

Author: Terry Golway
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465027415
Release Date: 2003-10-16
Genre: History

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.

The Rescue Company

Author: Ray Downey
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books
ISBN: 9780912212258
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Health & Fitness

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.

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.

Working Fire

Author: Zac Unger
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143034952
Release Date: 2005-02-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The author chronicles his journey from Ivy League graduate to dedicated firefighter and paramedic, discussing his training, the moments of triumph and tragedy, the harrowing and hilarious calls, and his passion for his work.

Strong of Heart

Author: Thomas Von Essen
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062041487
Release Date: 2010-11-30
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The Site May 30, 2002 "How will we ever get through this?" is the question I asked on the night of September 11. "How?" Maybe the answer is here, all around me. Not just in the cleanup, not just in the purpose demonstrated by all who came and labored in these months. The answer is in the enduring spirits of all assembled here. That, for me, is the miracle in all of this: having looked horror in the face, we bear the pain without losing heart. -- Thomas Von Essen

Firehouse

Author: David Halberstam
Publisher: Hyperion
ISBN: 9781401305222
Release Date: 2012-07-17
Genre: Political Science

“If you have tears, prepare to shed them.” --Frank McCourt "In the firehouse, the men not only live and eat with each other, they play sports together, go off to drink together, help repair one another's houses, and, most important, share terrifying risks; their loyalties to each other must, by the demands of the dangers they face, be instinctive and absolute." So writes David Halberstam, one of America’s most distinguished reporters and historians, in this stunning New York Times bestselling book about Engine 40, Ladder 35, located on the West Side of Manhattan near Lincoln Center. On the morning of September 11, 2001, two rigs carrying thirteen men set out from this firehouse: twelve of them would never return. Firehouse takes us to the epicenter of the tragedy. Through the kind of intimate portraits that are Halberstam’s trademark, we watch the day unfold--the men called to duty while their families wait anxiously for news of them. In addition, we come to understand the culture of the firehouse itself: why gifted men do this; why, in so many instances, they are eager to follow in their fathers’ footsteps and serve in so dangerous a profession; and why, more than anything else, it is not just a job, but a calling. This is journalism-as-history at its best, the story of what happens when one small institution gets caught in an apocalyptic day. Firehouse is a book that will move readers as few others have in our time.

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.

The New Firefighter s Cookbook

Author: John Sineno
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780684818597
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Cooking

Shares recipes from the kitchens of firefighting chefs of the New York City Fire Department, including appetizers, soups, main courses, vegetable, side dishes, breads, and desserts