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Capitol City Fireman [Kindle Edition]

Jake Rixner , Curtis Phillips , Richmond Times Dispatch
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Every little kid dreams of being a fireman, most grow out of it; those who don’t just want to work in a big city at a busy firehouse. These are the stories of one man who did just that. The adventures are both entertaining and informative and one can almost smell the smoke and hear the big diesel engines roar as we race from one emergency to the next. So climb aboard, and hang on tight for the ride of your life.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3970 KB
  • Print Length: 218 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1770671293
  • Publisher: FriesenPress; 1 edition (September 17, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0043GX1NA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #780,193 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best fire service books, a must read! October 1, 2010
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Of all the books written about the fire service, Capitol City Fireman is one of the most entertaining and engaging works that I've read. Numerous times I found myself laughing out loud at the author's hilarious stories of firehouse antics. I also found myself riveted by the detailed and very well written accounts of harrowing fires. Jake Rixner has a unique ability to put a storied fire service career on paper and make it entertaining for both firefighters and those who have never picked up a fire hose (my wife, who is not a firefighter, read it cover to cover). It's a very easy read and highly recommend it to all!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for your firefighting library January 30, 2011
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The book is a gritty and compelling story filled with humor, compassion, and exciting stories of urban firefighting. Written by a "fireman's fireman", Jake Rixner pulls no punches as he tells of life in the Richmond, Virginia Fire Department. The characters and fires come to life as you read. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a fantastic read.. January 26, 2012
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this was an awesome book the writer really put his feeings down in that book and having been a firefighter for over 32 years I knew exactly where he was coming from. I had a hard time putting it down it was so good
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5.0 out of 5 stars A really enjoyable book July 24, 2013
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Just an enjoyable read. Detailed and personal. The author does a great job describing routine firehouse stuff, and fireground operations. Seems like Richmond was the Bronx of the South in the 80's. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Richmond War Years February 14, 2013
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This book was an excellent read about the life of the firehouse, the comradery and brotherhood of firefighters and the life of a firefighter in the War Years. I recommend this to any firefighter or anyone thinking about joining the service.
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