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  • Surviving the Firehouse

  • A Rookies Guide to Surviving the Firehouse and Fire Department Life
  • By: Mauro Porcelli
  • Narrated by: Jon Miosky
  • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (41 ratings)

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Surviving the Firehouse

By: Mauro Porcelli
Narrated by: Jon Miosky
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Publisher's summary

Over the course of my 25-year career as a firefighter, I noticed that many promising rookies and probationary-year firefighters made mistakes that sent them into a tailspin, ending their careers. Most of the time, their mistakes weren't really their fault. I remember thinking they would have made it if only they had had a mentor or someone to show them the ropes, show them how to avoid the pitfalls and errors that doomed their efforts.

All rookies need someone to take them under their wing and guide them through the early years as a firefighter. Unfortunately, no one is, or ever was, assigned the role of mentor to new firefighters. This audiobook solves that problem and fills in the gaps of a firefighter's training and preparation for life in the firehouse.

As my own career developed, I took mental notes as well as written notes about areas where firefighters needed help adjusting to expectations, getting along with their peers, standing their ground when confronted, or dealing with the various personalities in the firehouse. I sincerely believed I needed to give these people a shot at success by providing a guide on how to survive the difficult adjustment period they were experiencing. I knew that one day, I would do something about this problem, something like write a book.

This audiobook is the culmination of my years of note-taking and problem-solving. It was many years in the making and covers the multiple areas firefighters encounter, particularly early in their careers. It will help the rookie as well as the mid-career professional make decisions about promotion, areas of work, financial judgment and investments, dinnertime antics, recipes and cooking, and behavior toward coworkers. This audiobook may help guarantee their success in problematic situations.

This audiobook was not created by an academic or someone who speculates about life on the streets. It was written by a firefighter paramedic who worked the streets in some of the roughest firehouses the fire department had to offer. It offers the most practical, realistic, specific, and helpful advice and tips available for any and all firefighters.

I am confident that with this audiobook, rookies will survive their first years on the job and enjoy their firefighter careers as much as I did.

Good luck to you. I'd like to hear from listeners who find guidance and support from this audiobook.

©2018 Mauro Porcelli (P)2018 Mauro Porcelli

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