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Asbury, Herbert. Ye Olde Fire Laddies. New York, 1930. Boucher, Micheal L, Gary R. Urbanowicz, and Frederick B. Melahn, Jr. The Last Alarm: The History and Tradition of Supreme Sacrifice in the Fire Departments of New York City. Evansville, 2006. Calderone, John and Jack Lerch. Wheels of the Bravest: A History of FDNY Fire Apparatus. Howard Beach, 1984, 1993. Corbett, Glen P. and Donald J. Cannon. Historic Fires of New York City. Charleston, 2005. Costello, Augustine E. Our Firemen: A History of the New York Fire Departments, Volunteer and Paid, from 1609 to 1887. New York: Knickerbocker Press, 1997. Dunshee, Kenneth. Enjine! - Enjine! New York, 1939. Dunshee, Kenneth. As You Pass By. New York, 1952. FDNY Foundation. Fire Department, City of New York, M.T. Publishing, 2000. Revised edition 2002. Golway, Terry. So Others Might Live. New York, 2002. Hashagen, Paul. A Distant Fire: A History of FDNY Heroes. Dover, 1995.

Hashagen, Paul. One Hundred Years of Valor: Rescue Company 1. M.T. Publishing, 2015

Holzman, Robert S. The Romance of Firefighting. New York, 1956. Johnson, Gus. F.D.N.Y: The Fire Buff's Handbook of the New York Fire Department, 1900-1975. Belmont, 1977. Kernan, J. Frank. Reminiscences of the Old Fire Laddies and Volunteer Fire Departments of New York and Brooklyn. New York, 1885. Our Firemen: The Official History of the Brooklyn Fire Department. Brooklyn, 1892.

Scher, Steven. New York City Firefighting: 1901 – 2001. Arcadia Publishig, 2002

Sheldon, George William, The story of the volunteer fire department of the city of New York. New York, 1882. Smith, Dennis. Dennis Smith's History of Firefighting in America: 300 Years of Courage. New York, 1978.

Urbanowicz, Gary. Badges of the Bravest: A Pictorial History of Fire Departments in the City of New York. Turner Publishing, 2002

Online Resources

Fire Department of the City of New York, official website FDNY Apparatus FDNY Apparatus Alarm Box Lookup