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Becoming a Firefighter

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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.

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.

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (March 23, 2021)
  • Length: 176 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781982139865

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