Bill Cosgrove graphically depicts the early history of the Chicago Fire Department with authoritative accuracy.
He gives the reader an insight into how the Department was organized, how it functioned, the use of technology that was available at the time, and paints a vivid picture of the many great fires of the day.
He also describes the tremendous physical stamina, dedication and bravery of the firemen and the intrepid leadership of some of the officers.
Bill provides the reader with a highly detailed story of the tragic stockyards fire of December 22, 1910 where 21 firemen lost their lives, including the Departmentís Chief of the Brigade, James Horan.
This is a fascinating account of the early history of the Chicago Fire Department.