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10-24: A Firefighter Looks Back Paperback – August 17, 2012
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But this book isn't a compilation of tragic events, but a first person account of the experience of a fire fighter from rookie to retirement. It chronicles the many changes and improvements that evolved in the firehouse over the years, as the rest of society evolved as well. There are many humorous stories and anecdotes that really add to the enjoyment of the book.
I highly recommend this as an entertaining as well as informative read into a life that most of us don't experience. An excellent book, it has increased my appreciation for these and all civil servants, whose service is so easy to take for granted.
It is gripping, and you will find yourself on the edge of your seat, almost feeling the heat and witnessing the events thanks to how highly detailed the author, Richard Ornberg, is. It will make you laugh, but can make you cry, and the experiences shared have something for rookie and veteran alike.
Its awe-inspiring accounts not only reveal the firefighters experiences, psychology and politics, but encompasses historical events and insight into true "once in a lifetime" opportunities.
I recommend it to firefighters, journalist, students or anyone interested in the Topic, wishing to be informed or desiring a great true story.
Thank You for writing this book and keep up the good work!
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Good book by an experienced firefighter.Good book for people that don't know what goes on in the life of a firefighter,to readPublished on April 2, 2014 by Gregory Church
The book kept me interested and was easy to read. The book did not bounce all over the place with the different firefightersPublished on December 15, 2013 by stephen brundge
Spending 20 years as volunteer firefighter and 30 years in selling fire equipment I found the book great reading. The author does great job and his writing skills are obvious.Published on July 7, 2013 by Ed
This brought back many fond memories of the Des Plaines Fire Dept. I was a Fire Inspector during the time that Rick was on the fire department.Published on April 29, 2013 by Jeremiah OLeary