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Hello everyone. My new book on the story and restoration of my Grandfather’s fire truck is finished and I am trying to see how many copies I should get printed. The book is approximately 120 pages and will have a hard cover. It will cost around $30 plus shipping. The more copies I have printed, the lower the price per copy is, so the actual price may be lower.

I have owned the truck since 2007 and have been restoring it ever since. While researching the truck and performing the restoration, I found it a fascinating story so I decided to write a book about the truck itself.

Here are some excerpts from the book:
“This is a story about a fire truck; my grandfather’s fire truck and its sixty year existence. From its construction and delivery to the Chicago Fire Insurance Patrol, to its nearly thirty year run in the fire service and finally, in my possession thirty-two years after my grandfather’s death.”
“My heart was racing when I heard it start up and I climbed aboard. It’s hard to describe to someone the feelings I was experiencing: Looking out the same windshield my grandfather had looked out some fifty years ago and pulling the handle hanging off the dashboard, to activate the siren as he had done while responding to fires. I imagined him in the seat, his large fingers pointing the route that he wanted his driver to take to the fire. I could see him putting on his fire coat and helmet while formulating his plan of action.”

I am not asking for any money at this time. I just would like to know how many would be interested in a copy. I have 65 requests for a copy so far! Please let me know if you are interested.


Thanks for your interest and support! Please email me with your request  kseafield@bellsouth.net

Keith Seafield
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I am up to 100 pre-orders so far. 80 more and it can be printed!

The books are $30 + $3 for shipping.

Please email me at chicagofyrpatrol@bellsouth.net to reserve your copy!!
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