Broken Teepee [excerpt]
August 31, 2011
Blog Tour and Book Review: Fire Men by Gary R. Ryman
(read full review at this link)
by Patty Woodland
My hubby has been a volunteer firefighter or volunteer EMT for over 40 years. He is currently fire chief in our town so I chose this book for both of us - I figured he would enjoy it. My brother is also a volunteer firemen. In fact the hubby responded to a fire on the day of our wedding. Later in the day the whistle blew in the middle of our reception which was being held at the fire hall. Afterward we invited the returning firefighters back to the party. I'm a fireman's wife....
The book is a memoir of the exploits of three generations of fire fighters. We should all be very grateful for the men and woman that volunteer their time for such dangerous but necessary jobs. The training they undertake to respond to a fire or emergency call is quite extensive.
Some of them are very interesting and heart pounding. The writing style is easy to read and very familiar.
It will certainly open the eyes of people not aware of what a firefighter or EMT encounters in the course of doing their jobs.
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