This is a great book for anyone who loves history. This book is divided in two sections. The beginning section combines historic photographs and information on significant fire department events spanning from 1701 to 2007. The remainder of the book has individual photographs or all department personnel in 2007. This section also has pictures of every Chief of Department, as well as some information and pictures Detroit firehouses. Although a large portion of the book is comprised of pictures of personnel, the historic information that is included is organized nicely and very interesting.
38 Years – A Detroit Firefighter’s Story (Page Publishing, Inc., 2014)
This memoir, written by retired Detroit Fire Department Senior Chief Bob Dombrowski, recalls the highs and lows of his nearly 4 decades with Detroit Fire. Chief Dombrowski began his career as a trialman with the Detroit Fire Department in 1972. Over the years he rose through the ranks to retire as Senior Chief in 2010. He served through some of the busiest years the Detroit Fire Department has experienced.
Detroit Fire Historical Record 1825-1977 (Turner Publishing Company, 1977)
I have referenced information from this book for Detroit Fire Department history several times. It has a lot of interesting photos as well.