The author chronicles his journey from Ivy League graduate to dedicated firefighter and paramedic, discussing his training, the moments of triumph and tragedy, the harrowing and hilarious calls, and his passion for his work.She squeezed my hand and looked up at me romantically. ... The thought hadna#39;t even occurred to me. ... I thought about the candles we were planning to put on the tables, the location of the exits, the yards of coiled ... Lately every time Ia#39;d seen a new-model car, my first thought was about how Ia#39;d dismantle it if it were crushed along the side of a freeway with someone trapped inside. It didna#39;t feel morbid at all, though. This wasna#39;t the off-duty copa#39;s inability to see an honest man anywhere .
|Publisher||:||Penguin - 2005-02-01|