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Author Name:    CORBETT, Robert.

Title:   Faithful and Fearless : A History of the St. John's Fire Department. FirstEdition.

Publisher:    Flanker Press Limited, St. John's, 2013, ISBN:9781771172783 

Seller ID:   114835

CORBETT, Robert. Faithful and Fearless : A History of the St. John's Fire Department. St. John's : Flanker Press Limited, (2013). First Printing. Pp. (6),vii-xi,(1),1-260. Illustrated with 55 photos, maps, and reproductions. 8vo, illustrated black card covers wtih white and cream lettering to front cover, white lettering to spine. Robert Corbett, b. 1946. "St. John's has been called the 'City of Fire' for a reason, and the St. John's Fire Department has responded to every call for help. 'Faithful and Fearless' is a richly detailed history of over four hundred years of fighting fires in St. John's. Outlining the equipment used and the firefighting methods employed from the seventeenth century to present day, the book also introduces the reader to the many firefighters who have worked to keep the city safe. Dramatichistoric photographs complement this thorough history by retired St. John' s Deputy Fire Chief Robert Corbett." - from rear. Contents: 1. The Early Years; 2. Out of the Darkness; 3. From Hay to Gasoline; 4. On Our Own; 5. TheMean and Lean Years; 6. Bastard Child at a Family Reunion; 7. The Slippery Slope; 8. Firefighters Do More Than Fight Fires. With afterword. Appendice s: A. Names of FIrefighters in St. John's Fire Department; B. Staffing and Equipment (1913); C. A Snapshot of the Department (1934-35); D. Details of the 1951 National Underwriters' Association Review of the St. John's Fire Department; E. List of Firefighters. With sources and index. Small corner crease to front cover, else very good. 12.50


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