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SUMMARY

All Boston firefighters are called Jakes. When I was appointed to the department over forty years ago, I asked my peers how the nickname originated. The most common reply was "I dunno." Throughout my career I would occasionally pursue the answer without success. These ineffective research attempts termindated at my retirement testimonial when I asked a retired deputy fire chief, long noted for his historical knowledge of the department, and his thoughtful reply was, "Who cares?"

I do.

So, this book is named and dedicated to all Boston Jakes; past, present and future. May they be ever thus.

 


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