Everything you need to understand or teach Report from Engine Co. 82 by Dennis Smith (firefighter).
In his book, REPORT FROM ENGINE CO. 82 Dennis Smith relates the day-to-day life of a fireman in the volatile South Bronx community of New York City. Company 82 receives thousands of calls for help each year. Each call presents the potential of injury or death to the firemen who respond. The story highlights the camaraderie the men share at the engine house. Much of the sarcastic humor is just a way to cope with the inherent risk of their jobs and the sad, tragic lives of those they serve. A printed sign, kept all but hidden, epitomizes the true nature of their lot. It reads, "This could be the night."
Although the firemen of Engine Company 82 are dedicated and are not paid well for risking life and limb, the community they serve does not generally respect them. The ruffians in the neighborhood seem to categorize them with the police...
Report from Engine Co. 82 Lesson Plans contain 148 pages of teaching material, including: