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Fire Men: Stories from Three Generations of a Firefighting Family
     

Fire Men: Stories from Three Generations of a Firefighting Family

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by Gary Ryman
 

Having served over thirty years in fire departments across three states, Gary R. Ryman brings a unique perspective to the firefighting experience. The son and father of firefighters, Ryman ignites the fire, smoke, blood and fear spanning three generations of the "family business." He recounts his early days in upstate New York learning from his father, the

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Having served over thirty years in fire departments across three states, Gary R. Ryman brings a unique perspective to the firefighting experience. The son and father of firefighters, Ryman ignites the fire, smoke, blood and fear spanning three generations of the "family business." He recounts his early days in upstate New York learning from his father, the department fire chief. He describes the blazes he battled with a career and volunteer crew in the crowded suburbs of Washington, D.C. He examines the mentoring relationship established with his son as they respond to the calls of a volunteer department in rural Pennsylvania. Overall, Ryman shares both the personal and professional turning points that define a firefighting career.

Editorial Reviews

Gary Keith
Fire service families everywhere will relate to these stories.
Tiger Schmittendorf
A must-read around the firehouse.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940045781398
Publisher:
Gary Ryman
Publication date:
03/20/2014
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
425,610
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Gary Ryman is the author of Fire Men: Stories From Three Generations of a Firefighting Family. Beginning his firefighting career in a quiet area of upstate New York, he was a college live-in firefighter in a station in Montgomery County, MD while attending the University of Maryland and then moved to the rural hills of northeastern Pennsylvania.

He is the past Chief of the Scott Fire Company in Scott Township, Pennsylvania. Ryman has over thirty years in the fire service as a volunteer and has held positions from Firefighter to Chief and had the incredible opportunity to fight fire with both his father and his son, making him the middle of the Oreo. He has a Bachelors degree in Fire Science from the University of Maryland and a Masters degree in American History from American Public University. He is employed as a fire protection engineer and is at work on two additional books.

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Fire Men: Stories from Three Generations of a Firefighting Family 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed reading about 3 generations of a firefighting family.... I grew up around the firehouse with my dad who came from a firefighting family. The one drawback was at that time woman in the fire service was not common. I joined the Ladies Auxiliary as a way to serve the firefighters and my community. I have been a member for over 34 yrs now. Times flies when your having fun. I hope you enjoy this book.....
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