Firefighting is recognized as the most hazardous profession in the country. The national injury rate among firefighters is 42%. In Boston, the rate is often double that average because of the workload.
The author has attempted to produce a book that is enlightening and entertaining to the average reader. It is also his intent to try to provide information to those who have chosen the profession as a career.
Many books have been published about the theoretical methods of controlling fires. This book attempts to relate actual events that take place under fire conditions and the methods employed may differ dramatically from the textbooks.