Report From Engine Co 82 Author:Dennis Smith The heart-stopping best seller that does for our nation's firemen what The New Centurions did for our cops.... — "For the first time a fireman tells it like it is." -- Chicago Sun-Times — "A blockbuster of a book, a five-alarmer. Read it!" -- Newsday — Dennis Smith is a member of the busiest engine company in New York, one that averages 700 cals a ... more »month. His firehouse is in the South Bronx, a community with more homicides, more drug traffic and more prostitution per square mile than anywhere else in the United States.
In Report From Engine Co. 82, Smith recreates a fireman's life as it has never before appeared in pring. With him you climb the ladders into burning buildings, crawl Indian-fashion down treacherous halls through poisonous black smoke, knowing that the ceiling may fall or the floor collapse or a hidden explosive ignite. Alongside him, you watch friends die -- and see lives saved with bare and blistered hands.« less