Our Firemen The History Of The Pittsburgh Fire Department From The Village Period Until The Present Time Classic Reprint

Author: Charles T. Dawson
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 1332174507
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Excerpt from Our Firemen: The History of the Pittsburgh Fire Department, From the Village Period Until the Present Time

The History of the Firemen of the City of Pittsburgh is a continuous record of brave deeds and of self sacrificing devotion to the good of all. That history extends over more than thre6- quarters of a century, during which the struggling village has grown to a great and commanding city, with more glowing furnaces and a greater output of iron, steel, and glass than any other municipality in the country. Her wealth has come through the refining influences of fire; yet so excellent have been the precautions taken, so willing and so intelligent have been the services rendered by those who made it their duty to keep the flames of industry confined to their legitimate vises, that the city now stands among the first of those in the country rated by insurance companies as safe. Once, it is true, the baptism of a terrifying misfortune came, but it was the natural result of a village outgrowing itself, and in the end proved rather a blessing than a curse.

The fascination which attends fires, however destructive they may be, in a large manner appertains to a recital of their history. The pride with which persons read of deeds of heroism, is amply gratified in perusing the records of the firemen of what is no longer the "Smoky City," but the "Gas City."

The story of how the old bucket brigade gave place to the hand engine, and then the steam engine, each moved by fearless and enthusiastic volunteers, is a romance in itself. The details of the magnificent organization of the present trained and advisably officered and disciplined force of paid firemen, will prove a revelation to many thousands of readers. For it is true that comparatively few persons know anything of the methods or the personnel of the present Bureau of Fire, of the Department of Public Safety.

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Author: Paul C. Ditzel
Publisher: Random House Value Pub
ISBN: 9780517460047
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The History of the Paid Albany Fire Department: A Story of Fires and Firemen
from 1865- 1967. ... Sea Classics, Nov., 1974; p. 18. ... Reprinted by Jacques
Noeljacobsen, Jr. Staten Island, N.Y.: 1972. ... Charles T. Our Firemen: The
History of the Pittsburgh Fire Department, From the Village Period Until the
Present Time.

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Author: Liv Hambrett
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ISBN: 3844266038
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A hilarious tribute to the quirks of the Germans lovingly compiled by an Australian expat.

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Author: Marcus Luttrell
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316007542
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This is the story of fire team leader Marcus Luttrell, the sole survivor of Operation Redwing, and the desperate battle in the mountains that led, ultimately, to the largest loss of life in Navy SEAL history.

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Author: Craig Dworkin
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810127113
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The works of more than a hundred writers from Aasprong to Zykov demonstrate a remarkable variety of new ways of thinking about the nature of texts, information, and art, using found, appropriated, and randomly generated texts to explore the ...

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Author: Terry Spear
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402258909
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While her brother is away, Meara Greymere intends to play, but when werewolf and Navy SEAL Finn Emerson arrives at their resort, she's horrified he'll tell her brother what she's up to. Original.

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Author: Sarah Louise Delany
Publisher: Kodansha America
ISBN: 9781568360102
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A dual memoir reflecting a century of life together traces the lives of sisters Sadie and Bessie Delany, the oldest surviving members of one of America's preeminent Black families

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Author: Wes Balakian
Publisher: True Solutions Incorporated
ISBN: 9780978870898
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The information discussed in this guide is based on the latest edition of the PMBOK Guide (Fourth Edition) from Project Management Institute. This book has been prepared using adult learning conventions by experienced project managers.