This book is an excellent gift for this nation’s 1. 4 million firefighters and their families, for those just coming to the profession, or for any American who is intrigued to learn more about these everyday heroes. Stunning portraits of these brave men and women—chief fire officers, company and wildland crew leaders, and line-firefighters—are accompanied by firsthand accounts of those who put it all on the line, instructors, as well as stories of those firefighters who have made the greatest sacrifice of all.
American Firefighter #ad - American firefighter contains the real-life stories of firefighters, from the most rural volunteers to the most sophisticated and technologically advanced metropolitan departments, and it also profiles the children and grandchildren of firefighters who have been lost in the line of duty as they honor and pursue a family legacy.
Granite Mountain: The Firsthand Account of a Tragic Wildfire, Its Lone Survivor, and the Firefighters Who Made the Ultimate SacrificeHachette Books #ad - Nationwide, it was the greatest loss of firefighter lives since the 9/11 attacks. A harrowing and redemptive tale of resilience in the face of tragedy, Granite Mountain is also a powerful reminder of the heroism of the people who put themselves in harm's way to protect us every day. Granite mountain is a gripping memoir that traces mcdonough's story of finding his way out of the dead end of drugs, finding his purpose among the Granite Mountain Hotshots, and the minute-by-minute account of the fateful day he lost the very men who had saved him.
Hachette. The true story behind the events that inspired the major motion picture Only the Brave. A "unique and bracing" booklist first-person account by the sole survivor of Arizona's disastrous 2013 Yarnell Hill Fire, which took the lives of 19 "hotshots"--firefighters trained specifically to battle wildfires.
Granite Mountain: The Firsthand Account of a Tragic Wildfire, Its Lone Survivor, and the Firefighters Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice #ad - Brendan mcdonough was on the verge of becoming a hopeless, inveterate heroin addict when he, for the sake of his young daughter, decided to turn his life around. He enlisted in the granite Mountain Hotshots, a team of elite firefighters based in Prescott, Arizona. Despite the crew's skepticism, mcdonough unlocked a latent drive and dedication, and thanks in large part to Marsh's firm but loving encouragement, going on to successfully battle a number of blazes and eventually win the confidence of the men he came to call his brothers.
Then, 000-degree inferno in nearby yarnell, 2013, on june 30, 3, they confronted a freak, while McDonough--"Donut" as he'd been dubbed by his team--served as lookout, Arizona. The relentless firestorm ultimately trapped his hotshot brothers, tragically killing all 19 of them within minutes.
Report from Engine Co. 82Grand Central Publishing #ad - From his bawdy and brave fellow firefighters to the hopeful, beautiful and beleaguered residents of the poverty-stricken district where he works, hateful, Dennis Smith tells the story of a brutalising yet rewarding profession. Hachette.
The Last Men Out: Life on the Edge at Rescue 2 FirehouseHolt Paperbacks #ad - Through the crisis of 9/11 and the subsequent rebuilding, its heroes, Ruvolo triumphantly fills the late Downey's boots, heading Rescue 2 toward a future worthy of its past, its city. Filled with firefighting detail, complicated, raucous humor, and gritty real-life scenes, The Last Men Out is a new classic for an era in firefighting that is more risky, and dramatic than any before.
82. Terry golway, new york postbrooklyn's Rescue 2 has long been known as one of the country's top firehouses, a model for departments nationwide. Beginning in 1996 with legendary captain ray Downey's promotion, Phil Ruvolo, the story follows the trials of his replacement, as he works to win over his headstrong men.
The Last Men Out: Life on the Edge at Rescue 2 Firehouse #ad - Hachette. An insightful, dramatic and emotional tale that deserves a place alongside Dennis Smith's classic firefighting memoir, Report from Engine Co. A new rescue 2 is forged through changes in firefighting methods and blazes that quickly become legend. Recognized for their expertise and commitment, Rescue 2's men handle only big blazes where civilians and their fellow firemen are in danger.
If I Live to Be 100: The Wisdom of CentenariansWelcome Books #ad - Mobley’s heartfelt portraits are a beautiful tribute to this unique assemblage of Americans. Their stories are inspirational, educational, and deeply touching. More than fifty extraordinary Americans, who have all celebrated their one hundredth birthday, share a century of insights. Welcome Books. In them, we are reminded that love, hope, loss, and grief are essential ingredients in a full life and that humor can get us through the worst of times.
Hachette. The centenarians in mobley’s stunning portfolio are eyewitnesses to a century dominated by world wars and conflicts, space travel, and cultural and digital revolutions. Paul mobley has taken his camera on the road once again, this time to photograph America’s oldest and wisest citizens. In this inspiring collection of intimate and powerful portraits, direct quotes, and personal stories, we learn that wisdom is the reward for perseverance.
If I Live to Be 100: The Wisdom of Centenarians #ad - This book is a celebration of this generation and an inspiration to the rest of us. There are more than 70, 000 centenarians in the United States alone. Mobley traveled to all fifty states to find these indomitable, extraordinary centenarians. Each of them has touched others with their gift of long lives.
A Firefighter's Journal: Thirty-Seven Years on the Firegrounds and in the Firehouses of PhiladelphiaCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - Then the screams suddenly stop. Did he jump out of a window? or did he succumb to the heat and smoke? Those screams haunt Firefighter Robert Marchisello to this day. During his entire career Marchisello kept a journal detailing his experiences as well as his personal and professional challenges. Welcome Books.
. Between calls sit in the firehouse and enjoy the pranks, humor, banter, and camaraderie firefighters share. His vibrant writing lets you experience the adrenalin, the danger and yes, even the laughs of nearly four decades on the firegrounds, in the firehouses and everywhere in between. His work offers rare insights into the unimaginable types of emergencies to which these men and women respond—from decomposing bodies to hazardous chemicals to deadly shootouts.
A Firefighter's Journal: Thirty-Seven Years on the Firegrounds and in the Firehouses of Philadelphia #ad - It’s just one of the many revealing stories about battling blazes and numerous other dangers in America’s fifth-largest city—home of the nation’s first fire company—in this autobiography of his thirty-seven-year career with the Philadelphia Fire Department. A blood-curdling scream pierces the thick black smoke.
Somewhere in the darkness, a man is burning to death. You’ll never look at a passing fire engine the same way! Hachette.
FirefightersHugh Lauter Levin Associates #ad - Filled with stories about dedication and bravery, from ben franklin's groundbreaking establishment of the Union Fire Company in Philadelphia in 1736 to the most recent bravery and sacrifice at the foot of the World Trade Center, this collection of firefighting tales looks back into American history for examples of firefighters in action, in a volume published in association with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
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The Game: A Rookie Firefighter's Manual For Success2020 publishing #ad - And even though those tools allow a firefighter to be successful at the scene of an emergency, very few rookies understand what is expected of them when they show up to the station for their first shift. This leads to added stress, issues during probation, and possibly even termination for those who can’t keep up.
Don’t enter your hard-earned career blind!Read The Game—be prepared! Hachette. All of the focus is on developing skills and tactics. Want to know what it’s really liketo be a rookie firefighter? with over twenty years of experience, renick Sampson will prepare you for the many roles and expectations of a rookie firefighter, and will explain the different points that are critical to your success during probation.
The Game: A Rookie Firefighter's Manual For Success #ad - Welcome Books. After reading the game, you’ll be ready to start your career with the knowledge of an experienced firefighter in your back pocket. From the author:“i saw a hole in the way future firefighters here in the United States prepare for their careers. There is little to no rookie expectation training and many probationary firefighters are not able to learn their role in the firehouse fast enough.
American Farmer: The Heart of Our CountryWelcome Books #ad - And even as encroaching cities threaten their livelihoods, these men and women continue to find sustenance in the same basic human values they were raised with. To spend time with them was to turn back the clock--to an era when there were no locks on doors, no urban sprawl, and no virtue more prized than common decency.
. Traveling across the country from tennessee to Montana, Mobley and his camera were welcomed into the homes of over one hundred farming families, who graciously shared their personal histories along with the fruits of their labor. Mint Condition. When photographer paul mobley set out to capture the soul of America's farming communities, he discovered a culture defined by tradition, and hard work, integrity, and comprised of the most authentic and generous individuals he's ever encountered.
But what you will read first, and foremost, are their faces. From bruce crump, a maine lobsterman, mobley's intense and beautiful portraits capture the furrows of fields lining their brows, a citrus farmer in Florida; to Patsy Fribley, the crevices of drought creasing the corners of their mouths, a stockyard dealer from Montana; to Thurston Wilber, and the grains of truth in their squinted eyes.
American Farmer: The Heart of Our Country #ad - 35 states included: alabama, montana, missouri, pennsylvania, new mexico, florida, south carolina, west virginia, mississippi, Maine, Kansas, Ohio, South Dakota, Arizona, Kentucky, Texas, Indiana, Tennessee, North Carolina, Nebraska, California, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Virginia, North Dakota, Oregon, Arkansas, Alaska, Michigan, New York, Iowa, Illinois, Georgia, Colorado, Wyoming Hachette.
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Don't Feel Sorry for PaulJ. B. Lippincott Company #ad - New. Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon. Photographs and simple text capture two weeks in the life of a handicapped boy learning to live successfully in a world made for people without handicaps. Welcome Books. Guaranteed packaging. No quibbles returns. Hachette. Mint Condition.
Last Man Down: A Firefighter's Story of Survival and Escape from the World Trade CenterBerkley #ad - Hachette. 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. 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. A veteran of the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, Picciotto was eerily familiar with the inside of the North Tower.
No quibbles returns. Welcome Books. Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon. Guaranteed packaging. 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. 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.
Last Man Down: A Firefighter's Story of Survival and Escape from the World Trade Center #ad - New. A first responder’s harrowing account of 9/11—the inspirational 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. Mint Condition.