Army Fire Fighting: A Historical Perspective captures the previously undocumented aspect of the army fire service history. What started as research to assist a former World War II army firefighter in gathering data for his website http://www.firefighters.mil-fire.net grew into a desire to capture the fragmented history of the Army soldier/firefighter into a book devoted to the army’s military occupational specialty, “21M Firefighter”.
Until now, writers have given army firefighting little more than a brief quote in a much larger book or article. This book covers the origins of the MOS beginning with the Civil War and continues through the War on Terrorism. It includes not only the training, vehicles and equipment used throughout the years, but also dates and locations of deployments for firefighting platoons and detachments, unit rosters of World War I and II and in collaboration with Ted Heinbuch, webmaster of www.firetrucks-atwar.com and James Davis, webmaster of www.firefighters.mil-fire.net and author of Fire Fighters in Fatigues, the book also includes a comprehensive list of Line of Duty Deaths of soldier/firefighters.
The purpose of this book is to present a concise history of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers military occupational specialty 21M, Firefighter. With this object in mind, it addresses several audiences.
The book is available in Hard or Soft covers or ebooks from the publisher, Authorhouse at www.authorhouse.com or from your local bookseller or preferred on-line retailer.
ISBN 978-1-4685-2369-0 (Hardcover)
ISBN 978-1-4685-2370-6 (Softcover)
ISBN 978-1-4685-2368-3 (ebook)