Joseph E. Provost, Donald Linske & Michael P. Birrell’s New Book “Dearborn Michigan Fire Department: A Chronological History” Is A Chronicled History Of The Department

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Recent release “Dearborn Michigan Fire Department: A Chronological History” from Page Publishing authors Joseph E. Provost, Donald Linske and Michael P. Birrell is a comprehensive account of the Dearborn Fire Department’s striking history.

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Joseph E. Provost, Donald Linske and Michael P. Birrell have completed their new book “Dearborn Michigan Fire Department: A Chronological History”: a gripping and potent account of the Dearborn Fire Department from 1869 to present day.

Joseph E. Provost is a Detroit native, graduated from Mackenzie High School and is a US Air Force Vietnam Veteran. Joseph began his fire service career in 1975 as a civilian firefighter for the Department of Defense at Selfridge ANGB, near Mt. Clemens, MI. and later with the US Army Tank Automotive Command, Warren, MI., transferring to the City of Dearborn in 1978, and retiring as an engineer in 2002.

Donald Linske is a lifelong resident of Dearborn. He attended Fordson High School and Henry Ford College in Dearborn. He served in the United States Army from 1961 to 1964. Don started his career with the Dearborn Fire Department in 1964 and retired in 2002 as a Battalion Fire Chief.

Michael P. Birrell, a Dearborn native graduated from St. Alphonsus High School, Dearbon, MI. Mike served 2 years as a US Army Military Policeman and later as a Deputy with the Wayne County Sheriff Department, Wayne County, MI. Mike began his fire service career in 1975 retiring as Chief of Department after 30 years of service.

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Provost, Linske and Birrell’s work provides readers with prolific archival detail across the department’s nearly one-hundred and fifty-year history.

In this book, three retired firefighters trace the history of the Dearborn Fire Department. From 1869, when fire threatened the Army's arsenal at Dearbornville, through consolidation, to modern times, the fire department has been an integral part of the city's life.

Readers who wish to experience this gripping work can purchase “Dearborn Michigan Fire Department: A Chronological History” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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