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West Orange Fire Department Centennial Album 1894-1994

John Dandola

Still in print. Direct from the author's private reserve. First and only edition; 104 pages; 8.5"x11"

A formal history of the West Orange (New Jersey) Fire Department which includes the infamous 1914 fire at Thomas Edison's factory. Profusely illustrated with restored vintage photographs.

Online descriptions are often erroneous. John Dandola is the SOLE author and copyright-holder;
the involvement of the W.O.F.D. Centennial Committee was only that they asked him to undertake the book.

$19.95 plus $4.75 S&H (via USPS Media Rate with tracking).


This is the book which has been repeatedly plagiarized and has had its restored (and copyrighted) photographs repeatedly infringed upon—
all within the Town of West Orange, New Jersey!

Such a sad set of affairs arises because those in power in the author's own hometown have never grasped the concept of common courtesy in asking permission to use someone else's intellectual and creative property.

So far, it has cost one politician a lawsuit plus an election and cost a publishing company multiple lawsuits. First, the publishing company stole contents from the W.O.F.D. Centennial Album for its own West Orange history book; then it tried to issue different editions without removing the stolen contents. In the end, that publishing company finally just issued a different West Orange history by a different author which was even more poorly written than its predecessor.

To safeguard against any new infringements, online sales of this book will only be through one of the publishers who assisted in putting it together. To order, whether using check or credit card, please first inquire at

The credit card process is quite simple, e-mail your order
supplying your name and address then they will e-mail you an invoice with the link to pay with your credit card. The order is processed safely and securely just as in any other online payment.


West Orange: A Concise & Accurate History debuted in 2013
to celebrate the
correct year of the town's 150th anniversary.
(Embarrassingly, the politicians scheduled the celebration a year early.)


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