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Firefighters from the Heart: True Stories and Lessons Learned

Format:  Paperback,

266 pages

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Publish Date: Apr 2006

ISBN-13: 9781418014230

ISBN-10: 1418014230

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Welcome to the world of firefighting - the camaraderie, the challenges, the defeats, and the triumphs. Within these pages walk alongside firefighters and fire officers as they fight fires, face career-altering decisions, and learn critical lessons that forever change their perception on what it means to be a firefighter. Chicago Battalion Chief and 27-year service member Steve Chikerotis shares stories drawn from some of the most respected firefighters in the nation to convey valuable lessons on safety, risk management, education and awareness. Over 45 exciting short stories unfold each heart-pounding incident, promoting the development of crucial life-saving instincts and leadership skills as well as inviting readers to develop a sense of appreciation for the life of a firefighter.

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Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publish Date: Apr 2006
ISBN-13: 9781418014230
ISBN-10: 1418014230
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 266
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.76
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Chapter outline

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
A Lot to Learn
ATypical Day
Time to Go to Work
Time to Retreat
The Lesson
Lessons Learned
Discussion Questions
Miracle Rescue: The Victim
Off and Running
No Way Out
Through the Darkness an Angel Calls
Lessons Learned
Discussion Questions
Miracle Rescue: The Rescuer
On the Roof
The Collapse
Nothing but Blackness
There He Is
Lessons Learned
Discussion Questions
Growing with the Changing Times
Newly Promoted Chief
Boston Grows Tall
Fire in a High-Rise
Learning a New Game
Safety in the Stairway
Learning from Experience
Setting the Standard
Lessons Learned
Discussion Questions
Saving Lives
First Day at Engine 16
Opening the Doors and Our Hearts
Becoming Mentors
The Payoff
We Don't Always Win
Our Reward
Lessons Learned
Discussion Questions
Saving Lives: The Instructor
Time to Share Knowledge
Lessons Learned
Discussion Questions
A Tough Decision
Lieutenant Orozco
Commissioner Orozco
Lieutenant Orozco
Commissioner Orozco
Lieutenant Orozco
Commissioner Orozco
Lieutenant Orozco
Lessons Learned
Discussion Questions
And I Thought Fighting Fires Was Hard Work ...
From Recruit #10 to Chief of Department
The Journey Begins
On-the-Job Training
From the Field to an Administrative Position
Linking Past and Future
Lessons Learned
Discussion Questions
Prepare Your Troops for Battle
Learning Humility
Balancing the Manpower
Teaching Our Peers
Lessons Learned
Discussion Questions
Your Partner Can't See
A Coach House Fire
Separated from My Partner
The Rescue
Lessons Learned
Discussion Questions
The Forum Restaurant Fire
A Home Away from Home
The Alarm Bell Rings
Lessons Learned
Discussion Questions
To the Rescue
Rooftop Rescue
Dope on a Rope
Mayday! I'm Trapped!
Lessons Learned
Discussion Questions
Good Smoke?
Reality Sets In
The Challenge
One More Fire
Out of Air
Lessons Learned
Discussion Questions
A Close Call
A Factory Fire
Pride Versus Judgment
The Collapse
The Reunion
Lessons Learned
Discussion Questions
The Chestnut Street High-Rise Fire
No Warning
We're Burning Up!
The Aftermath
Lessons Learned
Discussion Questions
Sharing Experiences
Guard Duty
Foiled
The Critique
Confession
Aftermath
Lessons Learned
Discussion Questions
A Noble Breed
Three Years Later
Following the Voice
A Wife's Call
Postscript
Lessons Learned
Discussion Questions
A Case of Arson?
Restaurant on Fire
Mounting Suspicion
The Trial
Lessons Learned
Discussion Questions
Fitting In
Learning on the Job
Opportunity Calling
The Reward
A Student of the Game
Lessons Learned
Discussion Questions
Earning Respect
The First Year
Testing My Worth
A Close Call
Postscript
Lessons Learned
Discussion Questions
The Day That Changed My Life Forever
A Routine Morning
Lunch on Hold
Game Time
Post-Fire
A Big One
The Roof Collapse
Who Survived?
Home at Last
Back to Work
Lessons Learned
Discussion Questions
Not This Time!
The Team in Action
Eerie Similarities
A Close Call
Counting Heads
ASide Note
Lessons Learned
Discussion Questions
Bring 'em All Home
A Welcome Invitation
Lessons Learned
Discussion Questions
When Duty Calls
Invitation to a Fire
Big Guy in Action
Back Outside
To the Rescue
Lessons Learned
Discussion Questions
Mayday! Firefighters Down!
Give Me a Search
Escape
Taking Stock
Lessons Learned
Discussion Questions
Physical Fitness
Tested Under Fire
Developing Go Muscles
ANew Role
The Result
Lessons Learned
Discussion Questions
Whatever Can Go Wrong ...
Fire in an Abandoned Building
Unexpected Help
Lessons Learned
Discussion Questions
Communication and Accountability
AFire on Campus
Where's Rick?
Lessons Learned
Discussion Questions
Growing Up on the Job
Hot Dogging
On the Ground
Lessons Learned
Discussion Questions
The Unsung Hero
A Though Fire
Decision Time
Emergency!
Triage
Talking It Out
Lessons Learned
Discussion Questions
Living on the Edge
A Routine Call?
Surprise in Store
Mystery Solved
Lessons Learned
Discussion Questions
Not Always Pretty
A Race Against the Clock
On the Scene
On to the ER
Lessons Learned
Discussion Questions
Danger in Disguise
Catching a Fire
A Humbling Experience
A Second Chance
No Time to Duck
Rethinking Vehicle Fires
Lessons Learned
Discussion Questions
Losing My Way
A Bad Omen
Freelancing
Window to Safety
Lessons Learned
Discussion Questions
Play Your Gut Feeling
Reading the Conditions
Something's Not Right
Afterthoughts
Lessons Learned
Discussion Questions
Teamwork
Industrial Extrication
Going to Work
What Next?
A Job Well Done
Lessons Learned
Discussion Questions
Becoming a Student of the Game
Just Another Day
Before We Arrived
Flashover!
Our Squad on the Scene
Against the Odds
Lessons Learned
Discussion Questions
Some Valuable Lessons
The Mentor
The New Recruit
A Wake-up Call
Lessons Learned
Discussion Questions
He's Got a Gun!
Foreboding
Positive Identification
Fast Forward
Experience-The Best Teacher
Lessons Learned
Discussion Questions
The Pentagon on 9/11
Dispatched to the Pentagon
Our Role
Hard Lessons
Dealing with Emotions
Lessons Learned
Discussion Questions
G. I. Jane
Starting a New Career
The Birth of G.I. Jane
On-the-Job Demands
Coming Back as an Instructor
Pride
Lessons Learned
Discussion Questions
We Don't Always Win
Assigning the Duties
Primary Search
Secondary Search
It Still Hurts
Lessons Learned
Discussion Questions
Trapped in a Burning Stairway
Fire on a Hot Day
Off on My Own
Too Close for Comfort
Lessons Learned
Discussion Questions
Be Ready When You're Called On
Reading the Building
A Missing Partner
Found Him!
Reinforced Training
Lessons Learned
Discussion Questions
A Deadly Department Store Fire
Fire at the Mall
AReal Challenge
Lost in an Inferno
Pushed to the Brink
Dealing with the Pain
Lessons Learned
Discussion Questions
For Love of My Father
The Saddest Day
Missing
A Recounting
Lessons Learned
Discussion Questions
Final Thoughts

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Welcome to the world of firefighting - the camaraderie, the challenges, the defeats, and the triumphs. Within these pages walk alongside firefighters and fire officers as they fight fires, face career-altering decisions, and learn critical lessons that forever change their perception on what it means to be a firefighter. Chicago Battalion Chief and 27-year service member Steve Chikerotis shares stories drawn from some of the most respected firefighters in the nation to convey valuable lessons on safety, risk management, education and awareness. Over 45 exciting short stories unfold each heart-pounding incident, promoting the development of crucial life-saving instincts and leadership skills as well as inviting readers to develop a sense of appreciation for the life of a firefighter.

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