Memoirs Of A Volunteer Firefighter, Jason A, Borton, MD, 2011
What makes some men run into burning buildings while everyone else is running out? Are they born that way? Is it a result of training? What is their life really like?
Now, a volunteer firefighter gives you an inside look into the life of community service as a firefighter.
A high school senior’s attention is drawn out a classroom window to a fire engine racing down the street.
He becomes a member of a volunteer fire company and comes to respect and fight fire. Along the way he also learns to deal with disgruntled bingo patrons and drunks in a beer tent.
He trains hard and comes face to face with his own mortality at the funeral of a fallen firefighter. As an EMT he helps his fellow citizens in their time of greatest need.
Most of all, he learns about who he is as he confronts one of nature's oldest enemies – fire!
About The Author: The author is a native of North Tonawanda, NY but moved out of the city in 2005. His EMT class got him interested in the pursuit of medicine and he now works as a board certified emergency medicine physician in the Buffalo area.
Although he no longer actively fights fires with the Sweeney Hose Company, he has been known to stop down to the hall for a cold one every now and then. He misses fighting fires and he now occupies his free time with his three children and the pursuit of growing Atlantic Giant pumpkins. His heaviest pumpkin to date weighed 1,102 pounds. His heaviest child to date weighs about 50 pounds.
6" x 9", 240 pages, softcover, ISBN: 978-0-7414-5989-3, BM5686 / $14.95