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Hot zone : memoir of a professional firefighter

Author: Christopher Teale Howes
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This memoir is a riveting account of what it's like to work as a professional firefighter, from rookie to chief officer, during a 31 year career. The stories serve to educate the reader about a profession that many dreamed about as a child but would never understand unless they've donned the gear and climbed aboard the engine"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Christopher Teale Howes
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Teale Howes
ISBN: 9780786469604 0786469609
OCLC Number: 809456896
Description: viii, 244 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Early years: rookie --
Firefighter and driver engineer --
On the job: Merry Christmas --
Betwixt and between --
Then and now --
Early training: fire and EMT school --
Captain Schnabel --
Driver engineer --
Labor relations --
Country jams and unions --
Banished to the beach --
Middle years: --
Lieutenant and captain --
On the job: little blue dress --
Promotional process --
Sandalfoot Cove --
Second chance --
Just another fire alarm --
Rescuing the rescuers --
Special operations --
Women in the fire service --
Bill Rogers --
Later years: chief officer --
On the job: near miss --
Transition process --
Incident management --
Continuing education --
Tigers and fire --
Jimmy --
Rookies --
Unsung heroes --
Reflections --
Glossary --
Appendices --
A: Palm Beach County fire control districts --
B: Fire District consolidation memo --
Union ballot --
PERC letter, 1978 --
E: Contract, October 1979 --
F: First country jam flyer --
G: Florida firefighter bill of rights --
H: NIMS management model --
I. Graduation speech.
Responsibility: Christopher Teale Howes ; foreword by Cortez Lawrence.

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"This memoir is a riveting account of what it's like to work as a professional firefighter, from rookie to chief officer, during a 31 year career. The stories serve to educate the reader about a profession that many dreamed about as a child but would never understand unless they've donned the gear and climbed aboard the engine"--Provided by publisher.

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