- Paperback: 388 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 21, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1503159507
- ISBN-13: 978-1503159501
- Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 0.9 x 9.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 22 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,724,894 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Dust in the Wind / Real FEMA Disaster Stories Paperback – November 21, 2014
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About the Author
Author Robert Winter studied psychology in college and owned his own construction firm with a General B-1 license in California before spending 25 years as a contract FEMA inspector and three years as a certified building inspector. In 1989, when he set out on his first disaster, his life became a “living adventure.” This era of his life changed him to his core. Within one year of beginning the work and telling friends and relatives his experiences, he began to repeatedly hear, "Robert, you MUST write a book!" Because he had focused so much time and energy helping victims of the devastation and destruction that only Mother Earth herself could inflict, it is only now—more than twenty years later—that he actually sat down to write that book. Some people are just born to protect others—Robert Winter is one of them. Whether it's "A-list" celebrities in the midst of Los Angeles and Las Vegas crowds or "everyday people" trying to recover from the horrors and destruction of a natural disaster, "Frecks" is the man for the job. As a world karate champion, and 3rd degree balck black, he teaches rape prevention techniques to women; he has traveled the country working as a bodyguard to a single American flag that was part of one of the most famous incidents in professional baseball history. Of course, a lot of people might think Robert needs to be protected from himself instead of the other way around. He is a daredevil and confirmed adrenaline junky who happily dives for abalone amongst great white sharks, bungee jumps, waterskis and he's even spent half of a year living in Antarctica, where he went diving beneath the polar ice! He received the Antarctica Service Medal by the National Science Foundation, and the Antarctica Service Medal by Department of the Navy, for his contributions to the exploration of Antarctica. Adventurer, friend to many, protector of all he meets, Robert chose the words "Help, Hope, and Comfort" as his business motto, but they are also the words that best describe his life's work and the goals of his very first book. Today, he always has two bags packed and is always prepared to fly into a disaster zone.
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My eyes have been opened to the situations that these FEMA inspectors have to deal with and the sacrifices they make. The weeks they spend on the road from one disaster zone to another. It can't be a easy job.
After reading this book, it has given me a deeper appreciation for the job these folks do. I have to say "Frecks" leads a interesting life. He helps people to the best of his ability. Ready to jump on a plane and head into the next disaster zone. It would not surprise me if he wears a shirt with the superman logo on it beneath the clever disguise of a FEMA polo shirt and a orange reflective vest. Read this book and you'll see what I mean.
It was a honor and a privilege to meet "Frecks", it was our silver lining in a otherwise dark cloud of IRMA. I hope our paths will cross again in a more pleasant situation.
Thanks for your hard work and sharing Robert.
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