Fireboats of the New York City Fire Department. The book is by: John Calderone. The Port of New York has well over 700 miles of waterfront. In its heyday, there was over 500 active piers, which accommodated commercial as well as recreational ships, plus ship building as well as repairs. Back in 1907 there were numerous fireboats in service to provide support and logistics which were operated by separate administrative units. Then and now, the fireboats have performed exceptional duty and proven their worth at many major waterfront fires – be it ship fires, aircraft crashes, water rescues or a host of other emergencies; most especially since September 11, 2001, to be on the look-out for attacks by terrorist. A unique, handbook that is full of facts and information on the various fireboats used and presently in use. Author, John Calderone has done it again with this winner! Softbound. Pages 64. Almost all color photos. Book measures approximately11 inches wide X 9 inches high.