In DFC, Leo Stapleton continues his moving and realistic tribute to the courage and dedication of America’s firefighters. The book renews Stapleton’s chronicle of Donald Holden’s career in the Boston Fire Department as his command responsibilities grow and he persists in his effort to advance to District Fire Chief.

DFC begins at the time of the tragic Worcester warehouse fire, which resulted in the loss of six members of that department, and concludes soon after the horrendous events of September 11th, 2001 – the day that changed everything for America and the fire service.

In spite of these tragedies, the job must continue. Each day, at every incident, Donald enhances his knowledge of fire fighting, deepens his faith in his own judgment and his ability to lead his fellow fire fighters, while also preparing to take the examination for District Fire Chief and the duties he will be required to perform. For a brief time he is even assigned to the Fire Academy, back where his career began in Ffops.

DFC is Book 4 in a 5 part series that chronicles Donald Holden’s rise in the Boston Fire Department from Ffop to Deputy.

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