[PDF / Epub] ☆ Call the Fire Brigade ✩ Allan Grice – Burberry-outlets-online.co.uk

Call the Fire Brigade My grandad really wanted me to read this and I got 3 pages in and couldn t bring myself to finish it I m sure it s a great book but for those a little older A Gripping Account Of The Most Dramatic Emergencies Attended By A Senior Member Of The London Fire Brigade During The 1970sWorking As A Fireman In London S East End During The Early 1970s Was No Easy Ride In The Years Before Workplace Health And Safety Legislation Had Started To Exert Its Grip, Allan Grice Had To Cut His Fire And Rescue Teeth Without The Advantages Of A Breathing Apparatus For Each Member Of His Crew Back Then, The Time Tested Strategy Was To Get In To Crawl Below The Intense Heat And Eat The Thick Smoke In Order To Locate A Missing Child Or To Halt A Rapidly Spreading Inferno Here Grice Recounts His Most Memorable Experiences As A Senior Member Of The London Fire Brigade Working The City S East End, With Its Myriad Commercial Premises, Brooding Thames Side Warehouses, Seedy Tenements And Colorful Cosmopolitan Community, Ranging From Prosperous Manufacturers To Down And Out Winos With Their Body Warming Bonfires On Rubble Strewn Bombsites Fires In Factories, Tenements, And Warehouses, And Non Fire Emergencies Such As The Moorgate Tube Disaster Of 1975, Are Graphically Described, While The Elation Of Rescue, The Sadness Of Being Too Late To Save Lives, And The Warm Camaraderie Of Fire Crews During Some Of The Capital S Busiest Peacetime Years Are Vividly Depicted. Fast paced and action packed in places and a little slow in others But tracks the highs and lows of an LFB member in 1970 s First book of this subject I ve read so not a lot to compare it to but it kept me entertained and well informed as to the make up and workings of the LFB Worth a read. The place is London, England, the era, 1970 s In the capitol of the UK, millions of people call London home However, a brave few view this metropolis as a challenging workplace and formidable battlefield Enter the courageous London Fire Brigade, as seen through the eyes of one of its former members Allan Grice For than thirty years, Grice worked the mean streets of London s East End home to an impoverished population of Blue Collar workers, indigent squatters, and gangsters such as the infamous Kray Brothers With apathy and poverty, comes a myriad of human suffering and destruction summoning Grice and his valiant compatriots to one modern disaster after another From tenement fires, a devastating train derailment, and harrowing warehouse fire which was at the time, the biggest conflagration since the Blitz There s no shortage of heroism, tragedy, or dark humor on the East End Watch Allan Grice takes the reader into the sacred halls of the firehouse through candid points of view from those on his Watch and the dirty and gritty work of being a firefighter in the 1970 s He even takes the reader to the States to meet up with the venerable crew of Engine 82 in the Bronx where New York s Bravest graciously welcomed one of t FreighterHaving spent 8 years at Clerkenwell C27 this book is an excellent read and depicts the work of the fireman

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