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Dennis Smith is a member of the busiest engine company in New York, one that averages 700 call a month. His firehouse is in the South Bronx, a community with more homicides, more drug traffic, and more prostitution per square mile than anywhere else in the United States. In Report From Engine Co. 82, Smith recreates a fireman's life as it has never before appeared in print. With him you climb the ladders into burning buildings, crawl Indian-fashion down treacherous halls through poisonous black smoke, knowing that the ceiling may fall or the floor collapse or a hidden explosive ignite. Alongside him, you watch friends die - and see lives saved with bare and blistered hands. Firemen never know what they'll meet when they respond to an alarm - a fire, a family quarrel, a hold-up, a homicide. Whatever the emergency, the fireman is prepared to handle it.
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DENNIS SMITH is a retired New York City firefighter. He stayed in the Fire Department an additional 19 years after the success of his first book, Report from Engine Co. 82. He is the author of 11 books including three other bestsellers about firefighting. Smith founded Firehouse Magazine and has become an outstanding spokesman for firefighters nationwide.From AudioFile:
Little boys often dream of becoming firefighters, picturing themselves as the heroes who put out fires, save lives, and rescue stranded cats. This 1972 book by Dennis Smith, author of REPORT FROM GROUND ZERO, removes the glamour, while demonstrating the challenges facing Smith and his fellow firefighters in New York City, where most alarms are false. Lloyd James sounds like a firefighter. His voice has enough roughness to convince the listener that he's ready to do battle every time the alarm bell rings; James's emotions seem to ebb and flow with the book's events. Unfortunately, this abridgment leaves the listener wondering what parts of the story are missing. D.J.S. © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Pocket Books, 1973. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0671785753
Book Description Pocket Books, 1973. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0671785753
Book Description Pocket Books. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0671785753 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0251973
Book Description Pocket Books, 1973. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0671785753