From colonial times to the modern day, two things have remained
constant in American history: the destructive power of fires and
the bravery of those who fight them.
Fighting Fire! brings to life ten of the deadliest
infernos this nation has ever endured: the great fires of Boston,
New York, Chicago, Baltimore, and San Francisco, the disasters of
the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, the General Slocum, and the
Cocoanut Grove nightclub, the wildfire of Witch Creek in San Diego
County, and the catastrophe of 9/11. Each blaze led to new
firefighting techniques and technologies, yet the struggle against
fires continues to this day. With historical images and a
fast-paced text, this is both an exciting look at firefighting
history and a celebration of the human spirit.