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Working as a fireman in London's End during the early 1970s was no easy "Ride In The Years Before "In the years before health and safety legislation had started to exert its grip Allan Grice had to cut his fire and rescue teeth without the advantages of a breathing apparatus for each member of his crew Back then the time tested strategy was to 'get in' to crawl below the intense heat and 'eat' the thick smoke in order to locate a missing child or to halt a rapidly spreading infernoIn Call the Fir.

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E Brigade Grice recounts his most memorable experiences as a front line member of the "London Fire Brigade working the East End with its myriad "Fire Brigade working the city's East with its myriad premises brooding Thames side warehouses seedy tenements and colourful cosmopolitan community ranging from prosperous manufacturers to down and out winos with their body warming bonfires in derelict houses Fires in factories tenements and warehouses and non fire emergencies such as the Moorgate Tube disaster of 1975 are graphically. Call the Fire BrigadeDescribed while the elation of "Rescue The Sadness Of Being sadness of being late to save lives and the warm camaraderie of fire crews during some of the capital's peacetime years are vividly depictedAllan Grice's career in the fire service spanned than 30 years most of #which was spent in the highest fire risk districts Upon retirement he formed an independent fire safety advisory consultancy #was spent in the highest fire risk districts Upon retirement he formed an independent fire safety advisory consultancy has been a visiting lecturer on fire rescue and fire law enforcement at Leeds University since 1997.