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June 1, 2011

Book signings for former Scott Township fire chief

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Book Signing Events

Friday, June 24, 2011
6-9 p.m.
Tiffany's Tap & Grill
291 Main Street
Eynon, PA 18403
(570) 876-0710

Book Summary

Having served over thirty years in fire departments across three states, Gary R. Ryman brings a unique perspective to the firefighting experience. The son and father of firefighters, Ryman ignites the fire, smoke, blood and fear spanning three generations of the "family business." He recounts his early days in upstate New York learning from his father, the department fire chief. He describes the blazes he battled with a career and volunteer crew in the crowded suburbs of Washington, D.C. He examines the mentoring relationship established with his son as they respond to the calls of a volunteer department in rural Pennsylvania. Overall, Ryman shares both the personal and professional turning points that define a firefighting career.

Gary R. Ryman's Bio

Gary R. Ryman is the second of three generations of firefighters. He has a bachelor’s degree in Fire Science from the University of Maryland and has been employed as a fire protection engineer for over twenty-five years. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in American History. Ryman is married with two children. His oldest son makes up the third generation of firefighters in his family, which makes him feel both old and young at the same time.

Praise for Fire Men

"A must-read around the firehouse."- Tiger Schmittendorf,

"Fire service families everywhere will relate to these stories." - Gary Keith, National Fire Protection Association

"Every firefighter should read this." - Fred Bales, CFPS, CFI, PA Senior Fire/Public Safety Instructor

"A look into the extraordinary lives of firefighters - a terrific read!" - Hildy Morgan, Endless Mountains Writers' Group

Fire Men: Stories from Three Generations of a Firefighting Family
by Gary R. Ryman

ISBN: 9780982256596
paperback: $10.95
eBook: $2.99-$4.99

Published by Tribute Books:

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We offer 40% off orders of 10 or more copies: call Tribute Books at (570) 876-2416.

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