Fire Department, City of New York

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Turner Publishing Company, 2002 - History - 272 pages
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Fire Department City of New York honors the department's 137 years of dedicated service to the City of New York by chronicling its history of the department with a updated listing of all the firefighters that have been killed in the line of duty. This book features 272 pages of which 67 are full-color pages. It has been updated to include the photos of all 343 individuals that so bravely lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

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Where is New York City Fire Lieutenant William O'Sullivan, Date of Death March 8, 1956?

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Yes, I was in class the day our school caught on fire. In fact it was the classroom directly across from my own classroom that caught on fire! I could see the flames from the glass windows located at the top of the classroom. It was said that Demitri Demitratis started the fire playing with matches in the closet room of that classroom. I was not afraid. I trusted our teachers to get us out safety as they did. Wow. That school was so old that it still had holes on the right side of the desks for an inkwell! Swear to G-d! Rest in peace PS5! 


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Paul Hashagen has been fighting fires since 1976. In 2003 he retired from the FDNY after twenty-five years of service, with twenty of those years in Rescue Company 1 in Manhattan. He is a former chief of the Freeport Fire Department and is still an active member of Truck Company 1. Paul, a contributing editor at Firehouse Magazine, has written several books on the history of the fire service. Visit his website: His books: A Distant Fire, (non-fiction now in paperback) The Twelfth Hour and Fire of God are all available at His first book Fire Rescue won the Media Award from the Uniformed Firefighters Association of the FDNY. He is currently working on his third novel in a series that follows FDNY Fire Marshal Wes Causey through smoke filled streets of New York City from World War One and into the "Roaring Twenties." Paul is also working on a major project called: One Hundred Years of Valor, Rescue 1 FDNY 1915-2015. This in-depth look at the inner working of the famed rescue company is expected to be ready for release in 2015, Rescue 1's Centennial Year. It will cover major fires, spectacular rescues, various apparatus and interesting highlights of the unique company's history.

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