In May of 1983, my book Thirty Years on the Line was published. It consisted of a number of stories about the Boston Fire Department and its members covering a period from the beginning of 1950 to the beginning of the 1980s.

The book achieved some success with the general reading public, which was part of the author’s objective, and it received widespread success in the firefighting community in the United States and in several foreign fire departments in Europe, Africa, Australia and Asia.

The most frequently asked question of the author since Thirty Years was published is, “What happened afterwards?”

This effort will try to answer that question up until the start of the nineties. After that, you’re on your own.

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