Gear: 3000 Degrees


3000 Degrees

Sean Flynn
Category: Book Reviews
Subcategory: Memoirs
Average Rating:
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LIVE LIKE BROTHERS. FIGHT LIKE HEROES. AND DON'T LEAVE ANYONE BEHIND…. On December 3, 1999, they answered the call-just like they always did. But for the firemen of the industrial city of Worcester, Massachusetts, who daily endured long shifts, faced moments of heart-stopping crisis, and struggled to be the best fathers, husbands, and men they could be, this day would be different. A blaze started by two vagrants in an abandoned, windowless warehouse was about to plunge experienced firefighters into a maze of disorienting darkness, searing steam, and suffocating smoke. One by one, good men were lost. One by one, other men went after them. Because in the perfect fire-and perfect hell-that was the job...

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    chain1douglas, Mon, 22 Oct 2007 01:04:19 UTC.
    1st review

    This is one of those stories that every firefighter should have in his collection. Its not just a tragic event but a very important and harsh lesson for any new firefighter. Also, this just wasn't something tragic that happened to six firefighters but to everyone involved in their lives. This book is their story.

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    chase1, Mon, 22 Oct 2007 01:09:46 UTC.

    It sounds like a good story, but I have to be the naysayer and ask, "why would an IC have anyone go defensive on an abandoned, windowless warehouse?" No one should have been inside. Unless it happened to collapse onto units on the exterior, this should not have happened.

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    ArcticFF, Fri, 15 Feb 2008 21:29:56 UTC.

    Excellent, well written book that makes everything clear on what happened that night to lead to that tragic outcome and the aftermath that come from it.

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    sparky28, Sat, 09 Aug 2008 15:09:03 UTC.

    This book is a great description of what Jerry, Tommy, Tim, Jay, Paul, Joe and all the members of the Worcester Fire Dept. went through that tragic night. It is a true collectors item. It also tells of how the Worcester Fire Dept officers had to make difficult decisions not letting anyone else into the building to find their fallen brothers. The memorial service itself was such a somber event to attend. This book helps you understand and remember. NEVER FORGET the W6

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    Ravenfirefighter, Tue, 12 Aug 2008 17:33:06 UTC.

    I will order this one!

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    Account Removed, Thu, 14 Aug 2008 20:46:01 UTC.

    Have not read it, but sounds like I must go get it now

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    firedup, Sun, 12 Oct 2008 07:11:47 UTC.

    I listened to this one on audio book and it keep me on the edge of my chair cover to cover. Very well written account of a tragedy that affected so many. I would recommend this one to every body! Great lessons learned read also!

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    FF43, Fri, 13 Mar 2009 20:21:34 UTC.

    Good book.

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    sandy2501, Thu, 06 Aug 2009 13:31:01 UTC.

    Good book

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    sunlight3456, Tue, 02 Aug 2011 19:39:37 UTC.

    i like reading a good book.

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