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THE CONFESSIONS AND ADVENTURES OF A
PROFESSIONAL FDNY FIRE ALARM DISPATCHER

AVAILABLE ONLY FOR THE WINDOWS PLATFORM! (no MAC)

This site is dedicated to the memory of the 343 brave firefighters, 23 NYPD, 37 PAPD and Jersey City Police, the FBI and Secret Service members, and civilians who were executed by Muslim-Arab barbarians on Sept. 11, 2001.

The project to complete this book on DVD was realized in 2011, after the author spent decades as a FDNY Fire Alarm Dispatcher.

The 'book' is in electronic format on DVD and its chapters are named as follows:
  • Chapter 1 - READ ME
  • Chapter 2 - INTRODUCTION
  • Chapter 3 - DEDICATION
  • Chapter 4 - ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • Chapter 5 - PRELIMINARIES
  • Chapter 6 - VINTAGE MEMORABILIA and MORE
  • Chapter 7 - THE EARLY YEARS
  • Chapter 8 - 1960
  • Chapter 9 - 1961 - 1965
  • Chapter 10 - 1966 - 1968
  • Chapter 11 - 1969 - 1972
  • Chapter 12 - THE WAR YEARS
  • Chapter 13 - ACTION MOVIE NEWS
  • Chapter 14 - 1973 - 1975
  • Chapter 15 - 1976 - 1982
  • Chapter 16 - 1983 - 1990
  • Chapter 17 - 1991 - XXXX
  • Chapter 18 - 9-11 and the World Trade Center
  • Chapter 19 - Odds n' Ends: Epilogue
FDNY Book
NOTE: All pages in the 'book' are double-faced — meaning that there are actually double the number of pages in the book than as numbered. The equivalent page numbering in a standard book would be 678 pages!

The author's personal and street experience as an avid fire buff, FDNY Fire Alarm Dispatcher, news photographer, cameraman, and finally newspaper columnist, began in 1959 and ran through the time of my retirement from FDNY (June 1990) — more than 30 years. It includes some of the most brazen, adventurous, and incredible things imaginable, and then some.

His tenure as a dispatcher encompassed the busiest and most hectic period in FDNY history: the bombs placed by the Weathermen and the FALN (including the bombing of Fraunces Tavern), the largest building fire in NYC history, the first multiple alarm transmitted for an emergency (not a fire), the Bronx burning literally to the ground… it's all there, including the dirty politics and behind-the-scene manipulation and bureaucracy that makes New York City so unique.

What sets this book apart from others is that it is not solely about firefighters or firefighting; it is also a book about dispatchers and dispatching! And it reveals what heretofore has been untold: the inside stories including the good, the bad, the funny and the unfunny. It's all there.

The only way to deliver this 'book' is via DVD because trying to download material of the projected size on the Internet (more than 2GB) would be virtually impossible.


If anyone is interested in a peek at a sample of what the 'book' is like, the actual "INTRODUCTION" section is available for viewing in a PDF file.

Because it is in PDF format, ADOBE READER MUST BE INSTALLED ON YOUR COMPUTER for you to view the page.

You may view the Introduction Section HERE: Book Preview


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FDNY Book
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