The first book ever on FDNY fire department badges!
This fascinating pictorial history chronicles the vibrant development of the largest and most colorful fire service in the country - the Fire Department of New York (FDNY).
Beautifully illustrated, Badges of the Bravest tells the nostalgic story of the fire departments in New York City through a lavish collection of more than 950 badges - the most time-honored of firefighters' symbols - along with 256 pages of intriguing photographs and historical documents sure to captivate history buffs, firefighting enthusiasts, and collectors of fire memorabilia.
Badges of the Bravest is the saga of a great city…of firefighting and firefighters… and the glorious badges that celebrate and pay fitting tribute to the bravest of American heroes.
In addition, a complete list of all volunteer fire companies that operated in what is now the consolidated City of New York is included, along with a color map showing the original locations of the volunteer fire departments.
Editor's note: this is one of the most beautiful books about FDNY that has been published. It is sure to become a valuable addition to any FDNY collector's libraries.