Report from Engine Co. 82 Characters

Dennis Smith (firefighter)
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Dennis Smith

Dennis Smith is the author of the book, REPORT FROM ENGINE CO. 82 and was a fireman when he wrote the book. Dennis grew up in a poor area of New York City in a 4th floor tenement with his mother and brother. The family was on welfare and had to hide their TV from the welfare investigator. Dennis always wanted a Schwinn bike as a kid, but they could never afford it.

Dennis Smith writes the book in 1972. He is around thirty years old and is married with three young sons. Although he works in a fire station in the tough South Bronx part of New York City, he and his wife are able to purchase a four-bedroom house in Washingtonville, New York, about 60 miles north of the City. He loves the city and loves providing service to the poor people of the South Bronx but decided...

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