Johnson City Firefighting – an Images of America series. By: Robert G. Blakeslee and Michael J. McCann. With compelling photos dating from 1889 to the present, this book portrays not only the spectacular fires that this south-central New York state city has experienced over the years but also the founding, growth and personnel of the Johnson City Fire Department. The fire history is notable because of the man whom the community is named: shoe manufacturer George F. Johnson. In order to keep his factories safe, Johnson paid for fire stations, equipment advanced alarm systems and even early sprinkler systems. Softbound. B&W photos. Pgs. 127. Book measures approximately 6 ½” X 9”.