A Book of Color - As a young firefighter, the chief, a man of color, attempted to rescue a man from the fifth floor of a burning tenement building in New York City. The man was so scared he would not step out onto the ladder to safety. What the Chief did next amazed Bob and Big Joe and impressed Uncle Rocky. - - Called 'Good Books for Young Boys' Uncle Rocky, Fireman is a series of children's illustrated story books about the adventures of a firefighter and his two nephews. Apart or together they fight fires, rescue people, and help neighbors. The stories are free of bad behavior and the characters are kind, friendly people who enjoy helping others, so parents may confidently read Uncle Rocky, Fireman to their children. Uncle Rocky, Fireman emphasizes service to others and devotion to duty with each story ending with the trademark statement, 'Glad to do it!