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Engine 24: Fire Stories [Paperback]

Joe Corso
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5 Aug 2013
Every firefighter has a treasure trove of interesting stories to tell and the stories more often than not are instructional as well as exciting. When I was a firefighter, I kept notes of the fires I responded to. Now that I am retired, I have reflected on my career as a firefighter and have written a book about the men alongside whom I worked, facing dangerous situations daily. This book is a compilation of five FIRE short stories written between 1964 and 1972, from notes I wrote after returning from fires. FIRE: Box 598 tells the tragic story where 12 New York City firefighters lost their lives in a fire. The short book won the Readers Favorite 2013 award in the short story category. FIRE: Trapped on the Fourth Floor takes place in the mid 1960s and was written from notes I took after the fire. While the story was still fresh in my mind, I added a sub-story about a friend of mine who I worked with in the FDNY. While searching through boxes I hadn’t opened in decades, I came across notes about the day I drove my buddy Joe Black to the hospital and I decided to honor his memory by including a few words about what happened that day in this short story. FIRE: The Bouncing Lieutenant occurred at the Keneret Restaurant cellar fire on Jane Street in lower Manhattan and was taken from notes written by me almost a half century ago. As I wrote this story, the memories of that night came flooding back in vivid detail. I hope that I have successfully captured and conveyed the drama of the moment to the reader. FIRE: The Broadway Central Hotel FIRE: Mutual Aid

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  • Paperback: 76 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (5 Aug 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 149122438X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1491224380
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,164,885 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Joe Corso (1935 - ) Born in Queens, New York. Attended Manhattan HS of Aviation trades, and the Academy of Aeronautics. He is a Koren Veteran and retired from the FDNY.

He has 4 children and 13 Grandchildren and . . . 3 great grandchildren. Corso is the author of 'The Starlight Club' novels. His novel, 'The Revenge of John W' will be available shortly on Amazon.


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I grew up in Queens, New York and I started writing at the age of 75 hoping to raise money to send my grandchildren to better schools. I've written 12 books and 6 short stories. Right now I'm working on The Starlight Club 5 and then I'll write a sequel to the Lone Jack Kid which is a finalist in the 2013 Readers Favorite book contest. The Starlight Club won the silver in the 2012 eLit TRUE CRIME category, and is a finalist in the Readers Favorite 2013 book contest as well as my short story FIRE: Box 598 which is also a finalist in the Readers Favorite short story category.

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Format:Kindle Edition
This book is a collection of five short stories written by Joe Corso, a retired fire fighter from notes he compiled whilst in service.

Whether you want a glimpse into the true life of a fire fighter, or are just looking for a fantastic collection of stories, this is definitely the book for you!

The author has an amazing ability to bring his stories to life, his vivid descriptions of the locations, situations and emotions felt has you sitting on the edge of your seat, itching to turn the page to find the outcome and yet not wanting the story to end.

Each story is completely different, but all contain the crew of Engine 24 of the FDNY to whom the book is dedicated.

This is a compelling collection of short stories. I finished them feeling that I had been allowed a privileged insight not only into the very real dangerous world of a fire fighter, but also, that I had been able to feel the sense of the comradeship, dedication, duty and loyalty to fellow workers they share.

I hope the author continues to write more FIRE stories for his number one fan!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fire stories 5 Oct 2014
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Brilliant book, a good insight to another of our vital services.
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Amazon.com: 4.1 out of 5 stars  7 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Engine 24 16 Dec 2013
By Rubenscela - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is a very good book. It's full of action and entertainment. There wasn't any dull moment throughout my reading. Every line i read captured my attention and kept me excited.
5.0 out of 5 stars turn out 1 Nov 2013
By Jackmack - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
great collection of stories from a Firefighter in Manhattan in the 60's and 70's. My only complaint is its a slim book. The author is a talented storyteller with exciting stories to relate. If you are interested in realistic firefighting stories along with photos from these fires you will enjoy. I look forward to more from Joe Corso.
3.0 out of 5 stars too damn short 28 Oct 2013
By paige hickman - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Enjoyed it very much.as a volunteer fireman he makes me feel like I was with him. Will continue reading his works.
5.0 out of 5 stars Best collection of fire fighting short stories ever! 5 Aug 2013
By Susan Keefe - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
This book is a collection of five short stories written by Joe Corso, a retired fire fighter from notes he compiled whilst in service.

Whether you want a glimpse into the true life of a fire fighter, or are just looking for a fantastic collection of stories, this is definitely the book for you!

The author has an amazing ability to bring his stories to life, his vivid descriptions of the locations, situations and emotions felt has you sitting on the edge of your seat, itching to turn the page to find the outcome and yet not wanting the story to end.

Each story is completely different, but all contain the crew of Engine 24 of the FDNY to whom the book is dedicated.

This is a compelling collection of short stories. I finished them feeling that I had been allowed a privileged insight not only into the very real dangerous world of a fire fighter, but also, that I had been able to feel the sense of the comradeship, dedication, duty and loyalty to fellow workers they share.

I hope the author continues to write more FIRE stories for his number one fan!
2.0 out of 5 stars Quick and right to the facts 15 Sep 2014
By Joe Batista - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Interesting read but the author moves very quickly and doesn't give details or full settings. Can be hard to follow and understand. Also seems to assume reader knows a lot about firefighting and does not describe many technical terms.

But stories are unique and worth a read.
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