David Pike’s book takes the reader ‘Beyond the Flames’ and details a long and successful career rising through the ranks of the London Fire Brigade.
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David Pike is a renowned author who served in the London Fire Brigade and is a keen supporter of Massey Shaw.
He has written a number of books and has kindly donated some signed copies. There are limited copies available via our website, with 100% of the proceeds going towards to our restoration, education and volunteer development on board.
As a teenager at a South London comprehensive school young David Pike was determined not to follow the advice of his careers teacher; factory life wasn’t for him. At sixteen he seized the offer of a place as a Junior Fireman with the London Fire Brigade and started a journey that spanned four decades and numerous roles within the Fire Brigade.
David Pike’s book takes the reader ‘Beyond the Flames’ and details a long and successful career rising through the ranks of the London Fire Brigade. In many amusing anecdotes, he describes the camaraderie and epic fund raising efforts as well as the accounts of devastating fires that sometimes ended in tragedy.
Voted into the top 3 UK non fiction writers for the 2013/14 People’s Book Prize. Finalist in the 2014 Wishing Shelf Independent Book Awards.