Mastering the Craft

Mastering the Craft; Cultivating a Philosophy for Fire Attack


by Jeff Rothmeier

In the heart of the fire, where the uncertainty of chaos reigns, and countless risks are faced at every turn, firefighters are the greatest assets battling against the odds. In this compelling and inspiring book, veteran firefighter and author Jeff Rothmeier aims to motivate firefighters, reminding them of their immense value and instilling in them the belief that they can overcome any challenge they encounter on the fireground. 

Written with a deep understanding of the unique internal challenges and moral frictions that firefighters face, this empowering book offers a unique insight into their world, providing some strategies to strengthen their mental resilience and to foster a greater sense of purpose and camaraderie that go beyond any difficulties. 

Rothmeier offers tactics to create a combat-effective outlook at firefighting. It defines the importance of a mission-focused philosophy and a call to action supported by firefighter competence, morality, and discipline.  

Whether you are a seasoned firefighter or just starting out in the field, this book is a must-read if you wish to learn from practical insights and transformative experiences to thrive when faced with adversity in the fireground. 

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SpecificationsFire Engineering, 2023
6" x 9" softcover
192 pages
ISBN: 9781593705848

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