The Senior Buff, A Memoir of a FDNY Fire Buff by Mark Monroe. A collection of cherished firehouse memories of life-long fire buff, Mark Monroe. His love of firefighting started at a young age with the encouragement of his father , who was the Fire Chief of his hometown, Pembroke, NH. Monroe, himself, spent 30 years in the fire service. He is now an Emergency Preparedness Planner, and has decided to share his passion for the fire service in his new self-published book.