On the Job

On the Job

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Relive the experiences of a New York City Fireman during the busiest two decades in the history of the New York Fire Department. Experience the search in smoke filled apartments where visibility is down to about one foot. Feel the excitement and danger of fighting both small and large fires and the dangers encountered on an every day basis. Read about being almost caught in an ambush and being bombarded and attacked during a riot. Know the feeling of satisfaction of rescuing someone from a fire. Feel the pleasure of rendering first aid or Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation and possibly saving someone's life. Be a part of firehouse life, its comradery and closeness. Laugh at the different type of humor experienced in a firehouse. Read about the after work activities and the feeling of large family gatherings. Understand how life long friendships could be formed.The men of Engine 6 would respond and operate as a ladder company (truck company). We drove to an address for which we were given inspection forms. We went into the building and, using the check list, would inspect the building.

Title:On the Job
Author:Stan Kralik
Publisher:iUniverse - 2006


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