Engine 24: Fire Stories - Joe Corso - Unabridged

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Publisher: Corsobooks
Length: 1 hour and 58 minutes
Version: Unabridged
Language: English
Release Date: 20 July 2016
Format: MP3 320kbps or M4A 256kbps
Catalog ID: B01IPN7QGY
Categories: Biographies & Memoirs, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Engineering & Transportation, Medical Books

Engine 24: Fire Stories (Unabridged)

Joe Corso

Every firefighter has a treasure trove of interesting stories to tell and the stories more often than not are instructional, as well as exciting. When I was a firefighter, I kept notes of the fires I responded to. Now that I am retired, I have reflected on my career as a firefighter and have written a book about the men alongside whom I worked, facing dangerous situations daily. This book is a compilation of five FIRE short stories written between 1964 and 1972, from notes I wrote after returning from fires. “FIRE: Box 598” tells the tragic story where 12 New York City firefighters lost their lives in a fire. The short book won the Readers Favorite 2013 award in the short story category. “FIRE: Trapped on the Fourth Floor” takes place in the mid-1960s and was written from notes I took after the fire. While the story was still fresh in my mind, I added a sub-story about a friend of mine who I worked with in the FDNY. While searching through boxes I hadn’t opened in decades, I came across notes about the day I drove my buddy Joe Black to the hospital and I decided to honor his memory by including a few words about what happened that day in this short story. “FIRE: The Bouncing Lieutenant” occurred at the Keneret Restaurant cellar fire on Jane Street in lower Manhattan and was taken from notes written by me almost a half century ago. As I wrote this story, the memories of that night came flooding back in vivid detail. I hope that I have successfully captured and conveyed the drama of the moment to the listener. “FIRE: The Broadway Central Hotel” “FIRE: Mutual Aid”

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