The Last Men Out Life On The Edge At Rescue 2 Firehouse

Author: Tom Downey
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 0805078444
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"An insightful, dramatic and emotional tale that deserves a place alongside Dennis Smith's classic firefighting memoir, Report from Engine Co. 82." -Terry Golway, New York Post

Brooklyn's Rescue 2 has long been known as one of the country's top firehouses, a model for departments nationwide. Recognized for their expertise and commitment, Rescue 2's men handle only big blazes where civilians and their fellow firemen are in danger.

Beginning in 1996 with legendary Captain Ray Downey's promotion, the story follows the trials of his replacement, Phil Ruvolo, as he works to win over his headstrong men. A new Rescue 2 is forged through changes in firefighting methods and blazes that quickly become legend. Through the crisis of 9/11 and the subsequent rebuilding, Ruvolo triumphantly fills the late Downey's boots, heading Rescue 2 toward a future worthy of its past, its heroes, its city.

Filled with firefighting detail, raucous humor, and gritty real-life scenes, The Last Men Out is a new classic for an era in firefighting that is more risky, complicated, and dramatic than any before.


The Last Men Out

Author: Tom Downey
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805078442
Size: 30.61 MB
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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 ...

The Last Men Out

Author: Tom Downey
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805071696
Size: 75.42 MB
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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 Ground Zero

Author: Dennis Smith
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446497496
Size: 34.36 MB
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Report from Ground Zero is a tribute to those heroes for our troubled times. When disaster struck at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, Dennis Smith was among the first to arrive on the scene.

Report From Engine Co 82

Author: Dennis Smith
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0759521425
Size: 31.84 MB
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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.

Firehouse

Author: David Halberstam
Publisher: Hyperion
ISBN: 1401305229
Size: 15.87 MB
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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.

The Greatest Firefighter Stories Never Told

Author: Mike Santangelo
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 9780740728204
Size: 45.68 MB
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Presents a collection of heroic true stories from airport firefighters, hazardous materials experts, smoke jumpers, and New York City firefighters who survived the collapse of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

First In Last Out

Author: John Salka
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781591840688
Size: 50.50 MB
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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 ...

Firefighters

Author: Dennis Smith
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307484904
Size: 40.99 MB
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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 ...

B Shifter A Firefighter S Memoir

Author: Nick Brunacini
Publisher: Across the Street Prod.
ISBN: 9780974753461
Size: 51.38 MB
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Brunacini makes the observation that fire departments more closely resemble cults or severely dysfunctional families than a regular workforce.