Laughter, Tears and Muffled Drums

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ISBN: 9781879848252

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When Phil Burns, retired FDNY Deputy Chief, came on the department in 1963 he wore no mask, just rubber boots, a helmet and a rubber or canvas coat and gloves. Burns chronicles his 40 years of service in FDNY in addition to his time with the pipe and drum corps. More »

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ISBN: 9781879848252

When Phil Burns, retired FDNY Deputy Chief, came on the department in 1963 he wore no mask, just rubber boots, a helmet and a rubber or canvas coat and gloves. Burns chronicles his 40 years of service in FDNY in addition to his time with the pipe and drum corps. He gives a real view of the life of a firefighter: from the stories of many stories to the pranks and stunts pulled by brother firefighters. From the early 1960's to the present day, read the stories of tragedy, bravery, courage and more. The jacket cover shows Burns at Ground Zero during one of the worst disasters of the FDNY history, and the title refers to the countless funerals where the pipe and drum corps paid tribute, even in smaller numbers, to the departed members of FDNY.

Firefighters Bookstore Item # 5893

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