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New book: Chicago Fire Rigs at Work VIII

This from Steve Redick:

I am currently well underway in my latest book offering:

Chicago Fire Rigs at Work Volume 3. I’m about 25 percent done and am quite pleased with the product so far. This edition will feature more photos, and more fire scenes with a lesser emphasis on just rig shots. Enclosed is a mockup of what I think the cover will be … all of course subject to change … This will be available in electronic format as well as soft and hardcover. stay tuned …


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New Book: It’s not the Trauma, It’s the Drama

This from Marjorie Bomben:

I am a Paramedic Field Chief with the Chicago Fire Department and recently had a book released entitled It’s not the Trauma, It’s the Drama: Stories by a Chicago Fire Department Paramedic. It is available on Amazon books. A preview of the book is HERE.

Thanks, Margie

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For more than thirty years, Marjorie Leigh Bomben has been a member of the Chicago Fire Department, starting her career as a candidate paramedic working on an ambulance in some of the city’s toughest neighborhoods. Now a paramedic field chief, Bomben looks back on thirty years of service in It’s Not the Trauma, It’s the Drama.

The twenty true stories Bomben relates are unique—all told from the point of view of a woman rising through traditionally male ranks.

Bomben’s tales range from funny to gory, from the dangers paramedics face to the history of a venerable old firehouse. Some, of course, are about saving lives. Others are about simply staying alive.

From Bomben’s first trauma call—the result of a drag race along city streets gone horribly wrong—to her eventual rise through the ranks, her tales shift seamlessly from humorous encounters to descriptions of injuries human beings shouldn’t be able to endure. Through it all, It’s Not the Trauma, It’s the Drama offers a glimpse of the strain and risk experienced by Chicago Fire Department paramedics every day.

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New book: Chicago Fire Rigs at Work VII

Steve Redick has come out with a new book. Entitled Chicago Fire Rigs at Work, Volume II, this is the second in a series of photo books featuring Chicago Fire Department apparatus on-scene.

Chicago Fire Rigs at Work Volume II

Chicago Fire Rigs At Work Volume II (ebook)
Fireground Photographs
by By Steve Redick, srresquire


A wide and interesting array of images featuring Chicago Fire Department apparatus. Engines, trucks, tower ladders, snorkels and many special units working on the fireground. All are large format and loaded with detail, with informative captions. A good source of information for anyone with an interest in the fire service.

link to hardcopy

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