Fighting Fire!

Fighting Fire!

Ten of the Deadliest Fires in American History and How We Fought Them

Book - 2014
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Examines ten of the deadliest infernos this nation has ever endured: the great fires of Boston, New York, Chicago, Baltimore, and San Francisco; the disasters of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, the General Slocum, and the Cocoanut Grove nightclub; the wildfire of Witch Creek in San Diego County; and the catastrophe of 9/11.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780805097146
Branch Call Number: J 363.37 COO
Characteristics: 215 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm


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The earliest fires recounted here were fought with bucket brigades; the last ones with engines that can pump thousands of gallons a minute. Techniques and technology for fighting fires has changed dramatically, but the dedication and bravery of firefighters hasn’t. Illus. with period photos.


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