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Length: 218 pages Word Wise: Enabled

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  • File Size: 3970 KB
  • Print Length: 218 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1770671293
  • Publisher: FriesenPress; 1 edition (September 17, 2010)
  • Publication Date: September 17, 2010
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0043GX1NA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #430,570 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By RP9243 on 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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Brautlacht on 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By firftremtp on 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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The author does a fine job of bringing the behind - the - scene operations of the Richmond Fire Bureau to his readers. He spoiled it all by his treatment of women firefighters and other minorities. He bases his views on his experience with one female firefighter in one fire department and uses that experience to infer that we are all a danger to our brothers and the citizens we protect. There can be no doubt that a few "bad apples" got in under affirmative action, but the author paints us all with the same brush. The likelihood of a physically unfit person getting in today are very slim. There is now a physical agility test (CPAT) that is truly job related and approved by organizations representing management, labor, women and minorities.It is used nationwide. In his defense, however, the author's attitudes were all too common in the period spanned by his book.
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By Joseph McGinnis on 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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