Lights & Sirens: A Life on the Chicago Fire Department

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ISBN: 9781879848450

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Lights & Sirens: A Life on the Chicago Fire Department

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Pat Burns' career path from raw and inexperienced "candidate" firefighter to Cause and Origin Investigator, and his rise through the ranks as he crawled the smoke-filled hallways of Chicago's tough West Side are captured in the stories in this wonderful book. Flames and arsonists, life and death, humor and tragedy More »

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ISBN: 9781879848450

Pat Burns' career path from raw and inexperienced "candidate" firefighter to Cause and Origin Investigator, and his rise through the ranks as he crawled the smoke-filled hallways of Chicago's tough West Side are captured in the stories in this wonderful book. Flames and arsonists, life and death, humor and tragedy were all part of Pat's career; and he tells the stories in a great "no BS" way. The 1960s and 1970s were times of great political, social, and cultural upheaval in Chicago, and it was an extraordinarily challenging time to be an urban firefighter -- Burns was up to the challenge. From his first assignment on Squad 8 to his work with the Bureau of Investigation and the Bomb and Arson Unit, these tales will keep you entertained for hours.

Firefighters Bookstore Item # 5791

firefighter storiesIn addition to being an educational tool for those who are considering a career in urban firefighting, Lights & Sirens: A Life on the Chicago Fire Department is filled with firefighter stories that make great pleasure reading. Burns’ tenure with the Chicago Fire Department intersected the 1960s and 1970s—these were decades when Chicago’s West Side, where Burns served, was filled with social, political, and cultural uncertainties that made urban firefighting an even tougher job.

Great for the Fire Station
Lights & Sirens: A Life on the Chicago Fire Department makes a welcome addition to the bookshelf in the fire station where firefighters search for entertaining reading material to occupy themselves between dispatches. Burns’ action-packed book can be read again and again without losing its novelty. If the firefighters in your station need some new reading material, adding Burns’ memoir to the shelf is sure to provide hours of entertainment for every reader.

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Lights & Sirens: A Life on the Chicago Fire Department is an example of how an exciting career in firefighting can be transmuted into a page turner for firefighters and non-firefighters alike. The book can also help firefighters in training decide whether they are up to the challenge of working for an urban fire department. Regardless of why you read it, this book will entertain you from start to finish. Get your copy of this dynamic memoir from our online store, today!

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