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  • Brave: A Story of New York City's Firefighters

    By George Pickett

    Our Price: $27.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781883283377
    • Publisher: Brick Tower
    • Published: August 2002
    A firefighting memoir by the former member of the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) who is now a fire chief in Arizona.
  • Chasing Smoke: A Wildfire Memoir

    By Aaron Williams

    Our Price: $11.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781550178050
    • Publisher: Harbour Publishing
    • Published: February 2018
  • Crucible of Fire: Nineteenth-Century Urban Fires and the Making of the Modern Fire Service

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781597976848
    • Publisher: Potomac Books Inc.
    • Published: June 2011
    Urban conflagrations, such as the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and the Great Boston Fire the following year, terrorized the citizens of nineteenth-century American cities. However, urban rebirth in the aftermath of great fires offered a chance to shape the future. Ultimately residents and planners created sweeping changes in the methods of constructing buildings, planning city streets, engineering water distribution systems, underwriting fire insurance, and firefighting itself.Crucible of Fire describes how the practical knowledge gained from fighting nineteenth-century fires gave form and function to modern fire protection efforts. Changes in materials and building design resulted directly from tragedies, such as fires in supposedly fireproof hotels. Thousands of buildings burned, millions of dollars were lost, the fire insurance industry faltered, and the nature of volunteerism changed radically before municipal authorities took the necessary actions. The great fires formed a crucible of learning for firefighters, engineers, architects, underwriters, and citizens.Veteran firefighter Bruce Hensler shows how the modern American fire service today is a direct result of the lessons of history and examines the efficacy of volunteerism in fighting fires. Crucible of Fire is an eye-opening look at today's fire service and a thorough examination of what firefighters, civic leaders, and ordinary citizens can do to protect their homes and communities from the mistakes of the past.
  • The Esperanza Fire: Arson, Murder, and the Agony of Engine 57

    By John N. Maclean

    Our Price: $13.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781619020719
    • Publisher: Counterpoint
    • Published: February 2013
    An award-winning Chicago Tribune journalist and author of the acclaimed Fire on the Mountain traces the 2006 Esperanza Fire in southern California, the tragic deaths of the five-man Forest Service engine crew and the high-profile murder trial of the person convicted for setting the fire. 20,000 first printing.
  • Fire

    By Sebastian Junger

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780965316750
    • Publisher: W.W. NORTON & COMPANY
    • Published: January 2001
  • Fire

    By Sebastian Junger

    Our Price: $13.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060088613
    • Publisher: Perennial
    • Published: September 2002
    A collection of essays exploring dangerous situations discusses wildfires in the western United States, the diamond trade in Sierra Leone, war zones in Kosovo and Afghanistan, and a hostage crisis in Kashmir.
  • Fire

    By Sebastian Junger

    Our Price: $5.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780393010466
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: October 2001
    From the murderous mechanics of the diamond trade in Sierra Leone to the logic of guerrilla warfare in Afghanistan, from the forensics of genocide in Kosovo to the inferno of a fire burning out of control in the steep canyons of Idaho this collection of essays by the author of the stunning bestseller The Perfect Storm 'takes you places you wouldn't dream of going to on your own.' 224p.
  • The Fire Engine

    By T.A. Jacobs

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780831732660
    • Publisher: Smithmark Publishers Inc.
    • Published: April 1995
    This comprehensive history traces the evolution of fire fighting and fire engines, from the first engines back in the eighteenth century to today's sophisticated ladder trucks, tankers, and rescue vehicles.
  • The Fire Line: The Story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and One of the Deadliest Days in American Firefighting

    By Fernanda Santos

    Our Price: $13.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781250054029
    • Publisher: Flatiron Books
    • Published: May 2016
    Draws on hundreds of hours of interviews with family members, colleagues, historians and other insiders to trace the stories and heroic sacrifices of the elite Granite Mountain Hotshots who gave their lives fighting the catastrophic 2013 wildfire in Yarnell, Arizona.
  • The Fire Smart Home Handbook: Preparing for and Surviving the Threat of Wildfire

    By Clyde Soles

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780762796908
    • Publisher: Lyons Press
    • Published: April 2014
    "Devastating wildfires are increasing in size and ferocity nationwide. If you live in or near wilderness, sooner or later fire will happen. Fortunately you can prepare for it, and preparations don't have to cost a fortune. This highly detailed and practical guide will help you live safely in the wildfire zone and save you time and money along the way, providing various methods of risk mitigation along with the financial level of each action. Learn how wildfires behave and are fought, how to evaluate yourproperty, what essential tools you'll need, what they cost, how to prepare your land and home--including tips on avoiding insurance nightmares--what to do when it's time to evacuate, how to clean up after a fire, and even how to survive when things go wrong. This book will help you create a survivable space that will not only enhance the scenery but may increase the value of your home. Be Fire Smart, and you'll greatly improve your odds of surviving a major conflagration. "--
  • Firefighters: Stories of Survival from the Front Lines of Firefighting

    By Clint Willis

    Our Price: $21.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781560254027
    • Publisher: ADRENALINE BOOKS
    • Published: July 2002
    A collection of stirring, hair-raising tales of adventure takes readers deep into the heart of firefighting, from chemical fires in Manhattan to the firestorm that devoured a third of Yellowstone Park in the late-1980s. Original.
  • Firefighters: Their Lives In Their Own Words

    By Dennis Smith

    Our Price: $16.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780767913072
    • Publisher: BROADWAY BOOKS
    • Published: March 2002
  • Firefighters: Their Lives in Their Own Words

    By Dennis Smith

    Our Price: $9.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780385241212
    • Publisher: Doubleday
    • Published: July 1988
    An assemblage of first-person accounts detailiing the everyday lives and experiences of firefighters across the country focuses on those who have been decorated for heroism or injured in the line of duty
  • Firehouse

    By David Halberstam

    Our Price: $15.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780786888511
    • Publisher: Hyperion
    • Published: May 2003
    David Halberstam's 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 the men would never return. Through the kind of intimate portraits that ar Halberstam's trademark, readers watch the day unfold - the men called to duty, while their families wait anxiously for new of them. In addition, we come to understandin the culture of the firehouse itself. Journalism-as-history, it is the story of what happens when one small cog gets caught in an apocalyptic day. 201p.
  • Firehouse

    By David Halberstam

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781401300050
    • Publisher: Hyperion
    • Published: May 2002
    An account by the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist of one of the New York City firefighter companies involved in the 9/11 tragedy, in which 12 of their men died.

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