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Basics

On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

International Association of Firefighters.

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

In the Library: Articles

Hodges, Glenn. "Russian smoke-jumpers," National Geographic (8/02):82-99.

O'Brien, Bill. "Firefighting for hire: would the city of Alameda save money if it were to contract its fire department to a private company?" Berkeley Express (9/20/91).

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Beil, Karen Magnuson. Fire in their Eyes : Wildfires & the People Who Fight Them (San Diego: Harcourt Brace, 1999).

Brown, Larry. On Fire (Chapel Hill NC: Algonquin, 1994).

Chetkovich, Carol. Real Heat: Gender & Race in the Urban Fire Service (New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers, 1997). Oakland CA.

Demarest, Chris L. Firefighters A to Z (NY: McElderry, 2000).

Gess. Denise. Firestorm at Peshtigo: A Town, its People, & the Deadliest Fire in American History (NY: Henry Holt, 2002).

Goodman, Edward C. Fire! The 100 Most Devastating Fires & the Heroes Who Fought Them (?,?)

Halberstam, David. Firehouse (NY: Hyperion, 2003).

Mudd-Ruth, Maria. Firefighting: Behind the Scenes (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998).

Naden, Corinne J. The Chicago Fire, 1871: The Blaze that Nearly Destroyed a City (NY: F. Watts, 1969).

Paul, Caroline. Fighting Fire (NY: St. Martin's, 1998). Memoir of a San Francisco woman firefighter.

Perry, Michael. Population 485 (NY: Harper, 2003). Search for roots in small-town Wisconsin by volunteer firefighter & EMT.

Porter, Stephen. The Great Fire of London (Phoenix Mill, Gloucestershire: Sutton, 1996).

Pyne, Stephen. World Fire: The Culture of Fire on Earth (NY: Holt, 1995).

__________. Vestal Fire: An Environmental History, Told through Fire, of Europe & Europe's Encounter with the World (Seattle: U. Washington, 1997).

__________. Fire: A Brief History (Seattle: U. Washington, 2001).

__________. Tending Fire: Coping with America's Wildland Fires (Washington: Shearwater, 2004).

Sullivan, Margaret. Firestorm! The Story of the 1991 East Bay Fire in Berkeley (Berkeley CA: City of Berkeley, 1993).

Taylor, Murray A. Jumping Fire: A Smokejumper's Memoir of Fighting Wildfire (NY: Harcourt, 2000).

Unger, Zac. Working Fire: The Making of an Accidental Fireman (NY: Penguin, 2004).

Wallington, Neil. Firemen at War: The Work of London's Firefighters in the Second World War (Newton Abbot, Devon: David & Charles, 1981).

Wambaugh, Joseph. Fire Lover: A True Story (NY: W. Morrow, 2002). Fire inspector John Orr, who turned into a serial arsonist.

In the Library: Fiction

Ackroyd, Peter. The Great Fire of London: A Novel (London: H. Hamilton, 1982).

Connelly, Joe. Bringing Out the Dead (NY: Knopf, 1998).

Evans, Nicholas. The Smoke Jumper (NY: Delacorte, 2001).

Junger, Sebastian. Fire (NY: Norton, 2001).

Nance, John J. Fire Flight (NY: Simon & Schuster, 2003).

Sparks, Nicholas. The Rescue (?,?).

In the Library: For Young Readers

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Bringing Out the Dead" [1999], dir. Martin Scorsese, 120m. In video stores.

"Fire!" [1977], dir. Earl Bellamy, 100m. In video stores. Mountain community threatened by forest fire.

"Firefighters" [1992], dir. Vic Hemon, 60m.

"Firehouse" [1972], dir. Alex March, 73m. In video stores. Racial tension among firefighters.

"Ladder 49" [2004], dir. Jay Russell, 105m. In video stores. Almost documentary focus on the nature of the work.



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