|American Firefighter Press Release|
|By Firefighter Thomas Mattingly|
|October 17, 2017|
Leonardtown Volunteer Tom Mattingly featured in a new Fire Service Book
October 16, 2016—Emmitsburg, MD.
Thomas Mattingly Sr., a Volunteer Firefighter of the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department is one of 50 fire service professionals to be profiled in a new book released on October 16, 2017 by Rizzoli New York (Welcome Books). American Firefighter is a series of written reflections of each subject, accompanied by a photograph by Paul Mobley, one of our nation’s most gifted and prominent portrait photographers. Mobley and his crew traversed the United States in 2016 to capture the images in book. Very few American professionals have had the honor of being presented in Mobley’s captivating manner.
A portion of the sales of each book will help support survivors of firefighters who have died in the line-of-duty by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017.
There are well over a million fire service professionals in the United States. Our Maryland fire service should be very proud that Tom was chosen as an example of this wonderful and amazing profession.
If applicable, the book should be cited as follows: