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But the most despicable issue with this work is that the author chose to totally disregard the instruction of his employer to remain quiet about the Grenfell Tower fire and allow the victims and their families to have the tragedy properly examined at the public inquiry. We turned up on bonfire night because we knew it would be busy and offered to make the tea and cook some dinner for them,” he said. I was completely disgusted to read about the treatment of Edric by the police, I get they were under pressure but that is no way to treat a person and is certainly not justice. Finishing his career as Borough Commander, covering the area of the East end where he grew up and plied his trade, over the course of his career he attended some of the most significant incidents to befall London in recent decades, this is his story. I was totally outraged by his terrible treatment when off-duty by the police and this just goes to show how far we still have to go in dealing with institutional racism.

Being an ex LFB Firefighter this book is a great read so far (only half way through the book at time of writing) can relate to much of what is written and also recollect some of the incidents of which are mentioned. I never get tired of London Fire Brigade's history and this book delivers it bucket loads together with some amazing images too. Steve is a regular contributor to a number of International Fire Service publications and was the editor of the British Fire Service Association magazine 'The Journal'. Still, it's never boring, is informative and never leaves you in any doubt, that the man never forgot his roots, and was always a Fireman first, no matter the rank.Running through the book is a series of gripping historical narratives subtitled 'Yesteryear's Fires', depicting the heroic professionalism of firefighters confronted by truly harrowing disasters.

The fact that this is all done in a very readable manner, and in shortish chunks, means it can be used partly as a reference book for information but also as a 'Wow, did people really do that' page turner. A fantastic book from start to finish, documenting Steve’s career from the early days right up to his retirement in 2018. The incredible selection of images grabs your attention from the start, and David Pike's careful editing has provided a wealth of tales from London's fremen and some from his own pen. In 2014 he was admitted into Worshipful Company of Firefighters and granted The Freedom of the City of London.

A must-read for serving and former Firefighters or Emergency Service teams and for this who really want to know about life in the service.

It was also exciting, driving the fire engines, rushing to scenes, using specialist equipment and meeting the public. No hate, but I hate people who think he did "nothing" in there and as I've read some other reviews on the book, many people were complaining about it. It tackles subjects like the IRA’s 20‑year bombing campaign in London and the changing status of female firefighters, and ends with a description of 2017’s Grenfell Tower fire. Another view from the street outside during a lull in firefighting when the water tanker was being refilled.A really engaging read for anyone interested in London's history, the fire service or just people doing an extraodinary job. The latest book from author and retired firefighter David Pike, I Was a London Firefighter, is an anthology of factual narratives and fictional tales loosely based around the personal experiences of individual members of the London Fire Brigade. Finance is provided by PayPal Credit (a trading name of PayPal UK Ltd, Whittaker House, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom, TW9 1EH).

We begin with one of the worst tragedies in recent years in the UK, Grenfell, the tower that light up London with fire. I don’t think they thought I’d end up as a firefighter – I probably didn’t seem intelligent to them. Seeing dead bodies and going into a still burning tower is an important duty and it can traumatize you so much and you say he is only "crying"? Change country: -Select- Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Bahamas Bahrain Barbados Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Brazil British Virgin Islands Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Islands Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Cook Islands Cyprus Czech Republic Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) Democratic Republic of the Congo Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Finland France French Guiana French Polynesia Gabon Republic Gambia Ghana Gibraltar Greece Greenland Grenada Guadeloupe Guam Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Honduras Hong Kong Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kenya Kiribati Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macau Macedonia Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Mali Malta Marshall Islands Martinique Mauritania Mauritius Mayotte Mexico Micronesia Moldova Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Montserrat Morocco Namibia Nepal Netherlands Netherlands Antilles New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Niue Norway Oman Pakistan Palau Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Puerto Rico Qatar Republic of Croatia Republic of the Congo Reunion Romania Saint Helena Saint Kitts-Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Vincent and the Grenadines San Marino Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Sierra Leone Singapore Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands South Africa South Korea Spain Sri Lanka Suriname Svalbard and Jan Mayen Swaziland Sweden Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Togo Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Turks and Caicos Islands Tuvalu Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom Uzbekistan Vanuatu Vatican City State Venezuela Virgin Islands (U.As Dave opened the nozzle we were engulfed in steam as the water cooled the superheated atmosphere above us. Heavily committed to raising monies for fire service charities, he rowed himself into The Guinness Book of Records whilst attracting many thousands of pounds through his, and his companions', endeavours.



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