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The Newark Riots - A View from the Firehouse By Neal Stoffers
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Members of the Newark Fire Department were in a unique position to view the tragedy of the Newark riots as they unfolded around them. Primarily based on interviews with Newark firefighters who lived... More > through the disturbances, this book recounts the experiences of the men who responded to the pulled fireboxes, fought the fires, and endured the wrath of rioters. The view is at ground level, eye to eye with the disaster that engulfed Newark those four hot July nights in 1967. Included is an appendix containing the verbatim journal entries of twelve of the companies that responded to the fires and other emergencies handled by the NFD during the disturbances that July.< Less
The Firehouse Fraternity: An Oral History of the Newark Fire Department Volume I Becoming a Firefighter By Neal Stoffers
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Why would anyone want to be a firefighter? If this question intrigues you, read on. This book will bring back personal memories to firefighters who read it. For those of you who are trying to... More > understand why anyone would want to be a fireman, "Becoming a Firefighter" will introduce you to the special breed who quietly protect us everyday. Members of the NFD appointed from 1942 to 1978 recount their impressions of the city where most of them grew up. The why and how of getting on the job are remembered; as are training experiences, the make up of the department they joined, the hours they worked, and the salary they earned. Read the words of men from every rank of Newark's bravest as they tell of their efforts to get on “the best damn job in the world.”< Less
The Firehouse Fraternity: An Oral History of the Newark Fire Department Volume I I Life Between Alarms By Neal Stoffers
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Life Between Alarms: Volume II of the Newark Fire Department Oral History The Firehouse Fraternity. Read what life was like in Newark’s firehouses while waiting for the bell to hit. ... More > “Life Between Alarms” takes you into the private world of the firehouse where firemen eat, sleep, drill, and do the housework (someone has to clean the place). The bonds formed last a lifetime as do the laughs (boys will be boys). Members of the NFD appointed from 1942 to 1978 talk about the daily routine of the firehouse, the responsibilities of the house watch, the unique camaraderie shared by firefighters, studying for promotion and then adjusting to new responsibilities after being promoted, and finally the humor used by firemen to break up the monotony of waiting for the "big one." Find out what it was like to be a member of the "best men's club in the world."< Less
The Firehouse Fraternity: An Oral History of the Newark Fire Department Volume I I I Equipment By Neal Stoffers
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From Ahrens-Fox rigs with chain drives, open cabs, steering wheels on the right, and firefighters hanging on the back step to the air conditioned crew cabs of today, trucks used by the NFD are... More > recalled by the men who drove them. The turn out gear worn is described, as is the evolution of the hose they pulled with them. Follow the men of the NFD as they move from wooden ladders, rotary or piston positive displacement pumps, and filtered masks to today's modern rigs and positive pressure self contained breathing apparatus (SCBAs). Members of the NFD appointed between 1942 and 1978 remember from the days of iron men and wooden ladders when masks were rarely worn to the present day. The evolution of rigs, turn-out gear, hose and nozzles, and ladders and tools is discussed, showing the steady progress of the fire service over the last half of the 20th century and into the new millennium. The only thing that hasn’t changed through these decades is the dedication of firefighters.< Less
The Firehouse Fraternity: An Oral History of the Newark Fire Department Volume I V Responding By Neal Stoffers
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Read what it was like to go into a building everyone else was running or jumping from. Newark firefighters appointed between 1942 and 1978 describe their experiences on the scene of fires and... More > assorted other emergencies to which they responded. Responding leaves the firehouse and rolls out into the streets of Newark where our work is done. You are brought into the fire building to share the satisfaction and sacrifices inherent in the fire service. Crawl down the hot dark hallways of fire buildings with Newark's bravest. The reader is introduced to responding and fire fighting procedures. Memorable fires from 1942 to 1966 are recounted along with unusual responses from the '40's to the '90's. Vivid memories of tragedies and lost brothers are re-lived with poignant honesty as the men continue to paint an unvarnished history of New Jersey's largest city.< Less
A View from the Firehouse: The Newark Riots By Neal Stoffers
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Members of the Newark Fire Department were in a unique position to view the tragedy of the Newark riots as they unfolded around them. Their firehouses were part of the neighborhoods wracked by the... More > rioting. Primarily based on interviews with Newark firefighters who lived through the disturbances, this book recounts the experiences of the men who responded to the pulled fireboxes, fought the fires, and endured the wrath of rioters. The view is at ground level, eye to eye with the disaster that engulfed Newark those four hot July nights in 1967. Included is an appendix containing the verbatim journal entries of twelve of the companies that responded to the fires and other emergencies handled by the NFD during the disturbances that July.< Less
The Firehouse Fraternity: An Oral History of the Newark Fire Department Volume III Equipment By Neal Stoffers
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From Ahrens-Fox rigs with chain drives, open cabs, steering wheels on the right, and firefighters hanging on the back step to the air conditioned crew cabs of today, trucks used by the NFD are... More > recalled by the men who drove them. The turnout gear worn to protect them while crawling through burning buildings is described, as is the evolution of the hose they pulled in with them. Members of the NFD appointed between 1942 and 1978 remember from the days of iron men and wooden ladders when masks were rarely worn to the present day. The evolution of rigs, turn-out gear, hose and nozzles, and ladders and tools is discussed, showing the steady progress of the fire service over the last half of the 20th century and into the new millennium. The only thing that hasn’t changed through these decades is the dedication of firefighters.< Less
The Firehouse Fraternity: An Oral History of the Newark Fire Department Volume V Riots to Renaissance By Neal Stoffers
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In Riots to Renaissance the story of the NFD from that fateful July in 1967 to the experiences of 2003 are recounted. The men who fought the fires of the Riots describe in detail how they dealt with... More > the societal chaos that was Newark in July of 1967. If you have read A View from the Firehouse: The Newark Riots, you are familiar with the history of those troubled nights. The stories told in this book will introduce you to how it felt and what members of the Newark Fire Department did to get through that time. The next chapters follow Newark and her fire department as they spiral downward. During the 20 years that followed the Riots, it appeared America’s cities would simply burn to the ground, but by the late 1980s hope had crept back into the picture. Newark was transformed,some say becoming America’s renaissance city. Follow Newark firefighters through the worst period in the history of the city and into an era of hope.< Less
The Firehouse Fraternity: An Oral History of the Newark Fire Department Volume V I Changing the N F D By Neal Stoffers
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In this final book of the Firehouse Fraternity series, the changes experienced by Newark firefighters are discussed. Learn about the forces behind these changes and how men worked to bring them... More > about--or to resist them. What conflicts were experienced within the firehouse as the NFD moved through the later half of the 20th Century? What was the union’s role and how did that role evolve over the decades? What was the effect of the 1972 strike? How has each generation viewed the new kids coming on the job? It is said that the only thing that does not change is the fact that everything changes. Yet the more things change, the more they remain the same. Has technology and society really changed the NFD, or are the changes only on the surface, with the job remaining very similar to what it was like back in 1942? Read Changing the NFD and decide for yourself.< Less
The Firehouse Fraternity: An Oral History of the Newark Fire Department Volume V Riots to Renaissance By Neal Stoffers
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In Riots to Renaissance the story of the NFD from that fateful July in 1967 to the experiences of 2003 are recounted. The men who fought the fires of the Riots describe in detail how they dealt with... More > the societal chaos that was Newark in July of 1967. If you have read A View from the Firehouse: The Newark Riots, you are familiar with the history of those troubled nights. The stories told in this book will introduce you to how it felt and what members of the Newark Fire Department did to get through that time. The next chapters follow Newark and her fire department as they spiral downward. During the 20 years that followed the Riots, it appeared America’s cities would simply burn to the ground, but by the late 1980s hope had crept back into the picture. Newark was transformed,some say becoming America’s renaissance city. Follow Newark firefighters through the worst period in the history of the city and into an era of hope.< Less

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Our World Our World By Deleah Payne
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