Badges Of The Bravest 1810-2002

Gary Urbanowicz

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than 950 badges - the most time-honored of firefighters' symbols - along with 256 pages of intriguing photographs and historical documents sure to captivate history buffs, firefighting enthusiasts, and collectors of fire memorabilia.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.

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An appendix contains copies of laws, regulations and other historical documents.

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.

SpecificationsTurner Publishing, 2002
9" x 12" hardcover
272 pages, 900+ photos
ISBN: 1-56311-797-5