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by Leo D. Stapleton
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Jakes is the term that Boston firefighters use when talking about each other. To be called "a good jake" is the highest praise a BFD member can receive. This anecdotal book is fiction, but reads like history. The "voice" in the book is Deputy Fire Chief Billy Simpson who makes nominations for awards, commendations, and medals for "jakes" who acted with extreme bravery during the prior year. The flow of this book is both the retelling of the stories about how these jakes earned their kudos, and is also filled with Billy's ruminations about life near the top of the BFD.
Firefighters Bookstore Item # 533