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March 26, 2017
» Chariots of Firefighters
by Michael Heller
The Resplendent Demon
Compiled by Michael Heller
by Larry Schwarm
Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!
by Steve Spak
About the Book
Since the beginning, firemen have been competing with each other for the honor of being first to a fire. In New York State, firematic contests between "drill teams" of volunteer firefighters have reached a level of competition that is unique in the entire world; there is nowhere else in terms of speed, technique or sophistication that even comes close.
Chariots of Firefighters chronicles the growth of these contests, from foot races and fistfights between neighboring fire companies in New York City to the formation of the New York State Volunteer Firemen's Parade and Drill Team Captain's Association and the over 350 teams from over 260 fire districts that make up its 200-year history. From simple hand-pumping duels to modern-day drills of speed and refined technique, the story of how these competitions evolved — through wars, riots and celebrations, public scorn and praise of cheering throngs — is one that anyone with any interest in the fire service — or sports in general — will want to read. Learn more...
Chariots of Firefighters - Volume 1: The History
The Full Color Edition of the book is 325 pages, 8.5" x 11", with perfect binding, white interior paper (80# weight), full-color interior ink, and white exterior paper (100# weight) with full-color exterior ink. The retail price of this edition is $111.50, plus shipping and tax (if applicable). To order a Full Color copy of the book, click here.
The Black & White Edition of the book is virtually identical to the color edition: 325 pages, 8.5" x 11", perfect binding, with white interior paper (60# weight) and black and white interior ink, and white exterior paper (100# weight) with full-color exterior ink. With a retail price of only $21.13 (plus shipping and tax if applicable) this option is ideally suited to those who may not be able to afford the Full-Color Edition of the book. To order a Black & White copy of the book, click here.
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