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23rd Street Fire, Frank Cull, 1994, AVAILABLE
20,000 Alarms, Richard Hamilton, 1975, ISBN: 87223-427-4
A Day in the Life of a Fire Fighter, Betsy Smith, 1981
A Decade of Hope, Dennis Smith, 2011, ISBN: 978-0-670-02293-9
A Distant Fire, Paul Hashagen, 1995, 2010
A Fire Chief Remembers- Tales of the FDNY, Edwin F. Schneider, 1992
A Fireman's Story - First 10,000 Alarms, Joe Regan, 2010, ISBN: 978-1-4500-2962-9, AVAILABLE
A Photographic Journey Through the Firehouses of the Fire Department City of New York, Larry Woodcock, Paul Hashagen, 2014, ISBN: ISBN: 9781934729427, AVAILABLE
A Visit to a Firehouse, Joel Yael, late 1960s
A Widow's Walk, Marian Fontana, 2005, ISBN: 978-0-7432-4624-8
Amazing Women, Amazing Firefighters, Marsh Engle, 2002
American by Choice, Al Fuentes, 2004, ISBN: 0-9753168-0-X
American LaFrance 900 Series of the New York Fire Department, John A. Calderone, 2009, AVAILABLE
And in the Other Boroughs, Marvin Schneider
Around Manhattan island and Other Maritime tales of New York, Brian Cudahy, 1997
Arson, John Barracato, 1976
As You Pass By, Kenneth Holcomb Dunshee, 1953
Badges of the Bravest, Gary Urbanowicz, 2002, ISBN: 1-56311-797-5, AVAILABLE
Bagpipe Brothers, Kerry Sheeidan, 2004, ISBN: 0-8135-3396-1, AVAILABLE
Big Apple Fire Photography, Daniel P. Alfonso, 2006
(The) Big Book of Real Fire Trucks and Fire Fighting, Teddy Slater, 1987
Birth of the Bravest, A.E. Costello, 2002, ISBN: 0-765-30603-4
Braving the Flames, Peter A. Micheels, 1989, 2002, ISBN: 0-7434-5248-8
Braving the Waves, Kevin Boyle, 2002, ISBN: 0-933670-07-9
Bringing Everybody Home, Phil Burns, 2009, ISBN: 978-1-879848-44-3
Brotherhood, Frank McCourt, Rudolph Giuliani, Thomas Von Essen, 2001, ISBN: 0-916103-73-0
Chief: the Life of Peter J. Ganci, Chris Ganci, 2003
(The) Collapse, Harry Ahern, 1995, 2011, ISBN: 978-1-897948-53-5, AVAILABLE
Collapse of Burning Buildings, 2nd ed., Vincent Dunn, 2010, ISBN: 978-1-59370-233-5, AVAILABLE
Command and Control of Fires and Emergencies, Vincent Dunn, 1999, AVAILABLE
Cooking on the Run - a New York Firehouse Cookbook, James J. Powell, 1987
Cry Fire, Andrew Ashurst, 2003, ISBN: 1-4107-1929-4, AVAILABLE
(The) Dachis Case, Abraham Kaplan & Samuel Berger, 1930
Dispatcher Four O (Bronx Dispatcher Mary Dinan), Jack Aldao, 1990
Dog Heroes of September 11th, Nona Kilgore Bauer, 2006, ISBN: 1-59378-999-8
(The) Donovans, Harry Ahern, 2006, ISBN: 1-879848-34-1
Early Fire Helmets, Arnold Merkitch, 1981
(The) Engine Company, John Salka, 2009, ISBN: 978-1-59370-080-5, AVAILABLE
Enjine!, Enjine!, Kenneth Holcomb Dunshee, 1939, 1980
Faces of Ground Zero, Joe McNally, 2002
Fallen Heroes: A Tribute from Fire Engineering, 2001, ISBN: 0-87814-833-7
(The) Fallen Heroes of September 11, 2001, The Ebbets Field Wall of Remembrance Foundation, 2011, ISBN: 978-0-578-08269-1, AVAILABLE
FDNY 1970's, Marvin Schneider, 1983
FDNY 2001-2011: A Decade of Remembrance and Resilience, FDNY, M.T. Publishing, 2011, ISBN: 978-1934-729-62-5, AVAILABLE
FDNY Ahrens-Fox Apparatus, John A. Calderone, 1991
FDNY An Illustrated History of the Fire Department of the City of New York, NYC Fire Museum, 2003
FDNY Apparatus Calendar, 1994,
FDNY Calendar of Heroes, 2008
FDNY Engine 53 Centennial, 1985
FDNY Engine 88 / Ladder 38 Centennial
FDNY Engine 233 Centennial, 1993
FDNY Engine 245 / Ladder 161 / Battalion 43 Centennial, 1971
FDNY Engine 313 / Ladder 164, Robert Bingham, 2015, ISBN: 978-0-9748-4472-5, AVAILABLE
FDNY Fire Alarm Assignment Guide, Eagle Emblems & Graphics, 2000, AVAILABLE
FDNY Firefighters (Pompiers de New York FDNY), Sebastien Fremont & Carlo Zaglia, 2006, ISBN: 2-733-80882-6
FDNY Firefighter's Calendar of Heroes, 2006
FDNY Hose Wagons, John A. Calderone, 2004, AVAILABLE
FDNY-In the Bravest Tradition, George Tufte, 1984
FDNY Ladder 120 Centennial, 2005
FDNY Mack L-Model Apparatus, John A. Calderone, 1992, AVAILABLE
FDNY Midnight Alarm, 1935
FDNY Millennium Book, Paul Hashagen, 2000
FDNY: New York's Bravest, George Hall & Tom Wanstall, 1984
FDNY Operational Reference, 10th ed., James Griffiths, 1994 thru 2014 AVAILABLE
FDNY Rescue Apparatus, John Calderone, 1999
(The) FDNY Superpumper System, John A. Calderone, 1985, 2002, AVAILABLE
FDNY: The Bravest, An Illustrated History, 1865-2002, Paul Hashagen, 2002, ISBN: 1-56311-832-7
FDNY- The Fire Buff's Handbook of the NY Fire Dept 1900-1975, Gus Johnson, 1977
Fighting a Fire, Charles T. Hill, 1894, 2010, ISBN-13: 9780217832144
(The) Final Fire, Dennis Smith, 1975
Fire, Dougherty & Kearne, 1931
Fire!, Meredith
Fire!, Steve Scher, 1974
Fire: A War That Never Ends, Ernie DiMaria, 1993
Fire! At War With the Red Devil, Tom Wanstall
Fire Boat, The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey, Maira Kalman, 2005, Penguin Publ., ISBN: 0-399-23953-7
Fire Department City of New York Dreyfous Collection 1912-1947, M.T. Publishing, 2009, 2012, ISBN: 978-1-9347-2920-5
Fire Department Special Operations, John Norman, 2009, ISBN: 978-1-59370-193-2, AVAILABLE
Fire Factory, Harry Ahern, 1988, 2010, ISBN: 978-1-879848-47-4
Fire Fighter Exams, Ronald R. Spadafora, McGraw-Hill, 2007, ISBN: 978-0-07-147769-7, AVAILABLE
Fire Fighters, Robert Maass, 1989, ISBN: 978-0590414609
Fire Fighters (A New True Book), Ray Broekel, 1981, ISBN: 9780516016207
Fire Fighters!, Nancy K. Robinson, 1979
Fire Fighters and Their Pets, Alfred M. Downes, 1907
Fire Fighter's Cookbook, John Sineo, 1986
Fire Fighter's Workout Book, Michael Stefano, 2000
Fire Fighting Buffs Guide to New York City, Joseph Schneiderman, 2002, AVAILABLE
Fire Fighting - A Practical Guide, McCarthy, 1942
Fire Fighting - Some Facts and Figures, O'Reilly, 1911
Fire Ground Tactics, Emanuel "Manny" Fried, 1972, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 70-184809
Fire House, Bernard Wolf, 1983
Fire House, David Halberstam, 2002, ISBN: 1-4013-0005-7
Fire House, Dennis Smith and Jill Freedman, 1977
Fire House Dog, Amy and Richard Hutchings, 1993
Fire House New York (FHNY), Brian McCaffrey, 2002, ISBN: 0-972-1610-0-7
Fire House Trivia, William J. Geis, 1987
Fire in Focus, Tom Wanstall, 1984
Fire Man, George Kreuscher, 2008, ISBN: 978-0-9799175-0-9, AVAILABLE
Fire Man Jim, Roger Bester, 1981, ISBN: 0-517-56641-9
Fire Mouse, Nina Barbaresi, 1987, ISBN: 0-375-82294-1
Fire of G-d, Paul Hashagen, 2010, ISBN: 978-1-879848-46-7, AVAILABLE
Fire Officer's Handbook of Tactics, 4th ed., John Norman, 2012, ISBN: 1-59370-061-X, AVAILABLE
Fire Play, Suzanne Chazin, 2003, ISBN: 978-0399150531
Fire Rescue, Paul Hashagen, 1989
Fire Mania, Carl Chiarelli, 1996
(The) Firemen's and Patrolmen's Unions in the City of New York, Emma Schweppe, 1948
Fires and Firefighters, John Kenlon, 1913
First Due!, Alex Donchin, 1980
First In, Last Out, John Salka, 2004, ISBN: 1-59184-025-2
Five Alarms, John J. Floherty, 1949
Flash Over, Suzanne Chazin, 2002, ISBN: 0-3991-4850-7
Flesh and Blood So Cheap: the Triangle Fire and its Legacy, Albert Marrin, 2011, ISBN: 978-0-375-86889-4, AVAILABLE
(The) Fourth Angel, Suzanne Chazin, 2001
Ghetto Firefighter, Harry Ahern, 2006, ISBN: 978-1-879848-01-6
Glitter and Ash, Dennis Smith, 1980
(A) Guide to New York City Fire Apparatus, John A. Calderone, 1990, 1995, 2002, 2005 AVAILABLE
Harlem Memories, Harry Ahern, 1993
Heat, Peter Micheels, 1991
Healthy Fire House Cookbook, Joseph Bonanno, Jr. , 1995
Heavy Rescue Apparatus of the New York City Fire Department, John A. Calderone, Fire Apparatus Journal Publications, 2015, AVAILABLE
Heitowitt Fireman's Manual, Morris Heitowitt, 1936
High Rise Fire and Life Safety, John T. O'Hagan, 1977, Fire Engineering (Pennwell Publishing), ISBN: 978-9998773745
Historic Fires of New York City, Glenn Corbett & Donald Cannon, 2005, ISBN: 0-7385-3857-4, AVAILABLE
History of the Fire Alarm and Police Telegraph, Paul Roncallo, 2005, ISBN: 1-932439-28-8
History of the New York Fire Dept, Lowell M. Limpus, 1940
Ice Fire New York Harbor: What Happened Beneath The Verrazano Bridge, Dan Kozak, 2006, ISBN: 1-4208-6898-5
If You Play With Fire, Gene Welischar, 2009, ISBN: 978-0-9779136-9-5, AVAILABLE
In The Line of Duty, Bernard Kerik & Thomas Von Essen, 2001
It Began in Manhattan, Marvin Schneider
It Takes a Man to Cry, Steve Whalen, 1980, ISBN: 978-0531095546
Ladder Co. 108, Rona Beame, 1973, ISBN: 978-0671326425
LaGuardia's Fire Chief, Kathleen Walsh Packard, 1993, ISBN: 0-925165-11-5, AVAILABLE
Last Man Down, Richard Picciotto, 2002, ISBN: 0-425-18677-6
(The) Last Men Out - Life on the Edge at Rescue 2, Tom Downey, 2004, 2005, ISBN: 978-0-8050-7844-2, AVAILABLE
(The) Last True Hero, Phil Burns, 2012, ISBN: 978-1-8798-4856-6, AVAILABLE
Laughter, Tears & Muffled Drums, Phil Burns, 2003, ISBN: 1-879848-25-2
Life and Times of a NYC Firefighter / Fire Investigator, Frederick Mercilliott, 2003, ISBN: 1-4120-0152-8, AVAILABLE
Mack C-Model Fire Apparatus of FDNY, John A. Calderone, 2011, AVAILABLE
Manual of Instruction, Lowell Limpus
Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!, Steve Spak, 2004, ISBN: 1-4134-2770-7, AVAILABLE
Muster 125, Edward M. Koehler, 1990
My Turn on the Fire Lines, Richard A. Meo, 2010, ISBN: 978-1-4251-8230-4
(The) New Fire Fighter's Cookbook, John Sineno, 1996
New York City Fire Apparatus Calendar, 2001
New York City Firefighting 1901-2001, Steven Scher, 2002, ISBN: 0-7385-0988-4
New York City Fire Patrol, Arthur Smith, 1997
New York City Historical Fire Calendar, Mike Boucher, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001
New York City Squad Company Apparatus, John A. Calderone, 2008, AVAILABLE
New York Fire Department Benevolent Association, 1921
New York Fire Patrol, Timothy E. Regan, 2005, ISBN: 0-7385-3874-4
New York Life Savers - A Photographic Tribute, Steve Spak, 1992
New York on Fire, Hilton Obenzinger, Real Comet Press, 1989, AVAILABLE
(The) New York Traingle Factory Fire, Benin, Linne, Sosin, Sosinski, 2011, ISBN: 978-0-7385-7403-5, AVAILABLE
New York's Bravest, Mary Pope Osborne, 2002, ISBN: 0-375-82196-1
New York's Bravest, Patrice O'Shaughnessy & Shawn O'Sullivan 2002, ISBN: 1-57687-158-4
New York's Bravest: Their Lives on the Line, Thomas Barry and Michael Dick, 1987
Old Clinkers, O'Higgins, 1909
(The) Old Firehouse, Kenneth B. Hogan, 1994
Old Fire Laddies and Volunteer Fire Departments of New York and Brooklyn, J. Frank Kernan, 1885
On the Job: Twenty Years on the New York Fire Department 1963 through 1983, Stan Kralik, 2006, ISBN: 0-595-39005-6, AVAILABLE
One Hundred Years of Valor - Rescue Company 1 of the Fire Department City of New York 1915-2015, Paul Hashagen, 2015, ISBN: 978-1-938730-54-2, AVAILABLE
Our Fireman - Brooklyn edition, 1892 (no author mentioned)
Our Firemen - The History of the New York Fire Departments, Volunteer and Paid, A.E. Costello, 1887
Our Firemen - The History of the New York Fire Departments, Volunteer and Paid, A.E. Costello, 1997, Knickerbocker Press, ISBN: 1-57715-013-9
Our Firemen, Irving Crump, 1938, Dodd, Mead & Company
Report From Engine Co. 82, Dennis Smith, 1972, 1997, 1999, ISBN: 0-446-67552-0, AVAILABLE
Report From Ground Zero, Dennis Smith, 2002, ISBN: 0-670-03116-X
Requiem, Gary Suson, 2002, ISBN: 0-7607-3811-4
Rescue at Engine 32, Jessica Locke, 2007, ISBN: 9780979290107, AVAILABLE
(The) Rescue Company, Ray Downey, 1992, ISBN: 978-0-912212-25-8, AVAILABLE
Responding to "Routine" Emergencies, Frank Montagna, 1999, AVAILABLE
Rocket Ralph: True Adventures of a Firehouse Dog, Stan Kralik, 2006, ISBN: 1-4257-2135-4, AVAILABLE
(The) Rosso Case, Abraham Kaplan, Samuel Berger, George Gross, 1934
Romance of Firefighting, Holzman, 1956
Safety and Survival on the Fireground, Vincent Dunn, 1992, AVAILABLE
Seagrave Tillers of the New York City Fire Department, John A. Calderone, Fire Apparatus Journal, 2014, AVAILABLE
(The) Science of Fighting Fire, John J. McCarthy, 1943
(The) Second Tower's Down, John McCole, 2002, ISBN: 1-86105-576-5
September 11th: A Memoir, William Groneman III, 2011, ISBN: 978-1-930584-39-6, AVAILABLE
Services Not Required, John A. Calderone, 1996
Ship Ablaze: The Tragedy of the Steamboat General Slocum, Edward T. O'Donnell, 2003, ISBN: 0-7679-0905-4
(The) Smoke Eaters, Joseph Archibald, Publisher: Publisher: D. McKay Co, 1965
So Others Might Live, Terry Golway, 2002, ISBN: 0-465-02740-7
Steely Blue, Dennis Smith, 1984
Story of the Volunteer Fire Department of the City of N.Y., George Sheldon, 1882
Strategy of Firefighting, Vincent Dunn, 2007, ISBN: 978-1-59370-107-9, AVAILABLE
Strong of Heart, Thomas Von Essen, 2002, ISBN: 0-465-02740-7
Sustainable Green Design & Firefighting - A Fire Chief's Perspective, Ronald R. Spadafora, 2013, ISBN: 978-1-111-12734-3, AVAILABLE
The Brave: A Story of New York City's Firefighters, George Pickett, 2002 (Reprint), ISBN: 1-883283-37-X, AVAILABLE
The Fires, Joe Flood, 2010, ISBN: 978-1-59448-898-6
The Last Alarm, Boucher, Urbanowicz & Melahn, 2007, ISBN: 1-932439-59-5
The Usual, John Finucane, 2008, ISBN: 978-1-879848-41-2
They Also Served, John A. Calderone, 2007, AVAILABLE
They Answered the Alarm, Jacques Noel Jacobsen, 2011
They Only Played Cards, Paul F. DeGaeta, 1982
Third Alarm, James L. Ford, 1886
Tom Brennan's Random Thoughts, Tom Brennan, 2007, ISBN: 978-1-59370-112-3, AVAILABLE
(The) Triangle Fire, Leon Stein, 1962, 2011, ISBN: 978-0-8014-7707-2, AVAILABLE
Triangle Fire That Changed America, David Vondrehle, 2003, ISBN: 0-87113-874-3
(The) Twelfth Hour, Paul Hashagen, 2008, ISBN: 978-1-879848-40-5, AVAILABLE
(The) Volunteer Fire Department of Old New York 1790-1866, Americana Review, 1962
Ward LaFrance Fire Apparatus of the New York City Fire Department, John A. Calderone, 2012, AVAILABLE
Warriors of Fire, Tom Zambrano, 2003, ISBN: 141201320-8, AVAILABLE
What I Had to Do, Geralyn Shukwit, 2002, AVAILABLE
Wheels of the Bravest, John Calderone and Jack Lerch, 1984, 1993
When the Bronx Burned, John J. Finucane, 2007, ISBN: 978-0-595-42830-4, AVAILABLE
Where's the Fire?, Warren Fuchs, 1984
WNYF magazine, published quarterly by FDNY, AVAILABLE
Women at Ground Zero, Susan Hagen & Mary Carouba, 2002
WTC: In Their Own Words, Harvey Eisner, 2011, ISBN: 978-0-615-48420-4
Ye Olde Fire Laddies, Herbert Asbury, 1930

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