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A searing, gritty insider's account of what it's like battling the most destructive force on earth

"Another window blows from the heat. I feel the adrenaline start to leak behind my ears, down my throat. My heart pounds. Not from fear, but from something else. Wonder. Awe. And a little bit of disbelief. There is something about fire that touches our soul and moves us in a profound primal way. In the face of it, we want to ask the bigger questions, lofty inappropriate questions like Why am I here on this earth? and smaller ones like How did I get here, to this place of being a firefighter?"

Caroline Paul, one of the first women in the San Francisco Fire Department, writes about what it's like to be a firefighter; the daily routine in the firehouse, the danger and thrills of risking your life fighting this elemental force. In remarkably gripping prose she shows us what life is like for a woman in what has traditionally been a man's world.

"Now come the vast possibilities, the meeting of chance, fate, and luck with skill and choice. There is no time for existential philosophy; I follow my lieutenant into the roaring building".

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312185817
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Specific Groups
Subject:
San Francisco (Calif.)
Subject:
Fire Science
Subject:
Fire extinction
Subject:
Fire dept.
Subject:
Women fire fighters -- California -- San Francisco -- Biography.
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Publication Date:
May 1998
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.71x6.51x1.04 in. 1.24 lbs.

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Biography » Women
History and Social Science » Americana » Fire Fighting

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