Becoming a Firefighter

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About The Book

A revealing guide to a career as a firefighter written by acclaimed author Jeff Wilser and based on the real-life experiences of the heroes of the St. Louis fire department—required reading for anyone considering a path to this profession.

Becoming a Firefighter takes you behind the scenes to find out what it’s really like, and what it really takes, to become a firefighter. Author Jeff Wilser imbeds with one of the oldest departments in the country, the St. Louis Fire Department, to show how this high-stakes profession becomes a reality. Discover what it’s like to fight a three-alarm blaze; attend fire academy; prepare for routine calls; and rigorously train for worst-case scenarios. Gain professional wisdom from the beloved fire chief as well as a decorated 25-year veteran field commander. Firefighting is a calling, and those who choose this path are devoted to their work—here is how this life-saving job is actually performed by the best in the field.

About The Author

Jeff Wilser is the author of six books, including The Book of Joe: The Life, Wit, and (Sometimes Accidental) Wisdom of Joe Biden. His writing has appeared in New York magazine, GQ, Time, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Men’s Fitness, and many other publications.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (July 21, 2020)
  • Length: 144 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781982139865

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