Surviving the Firehouse

A Rookies Guide to Surviving the Firehouse and Fire Department Life
Narrated by: Jon Miosky
Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
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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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Great read!

This book is well written in a matter of fact style that I like. It is for anyone at anytime in their career, especially the new firefighter.

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Ahhh, the disfunctional Fire family

Nailed it!! A couple variances within different departments/districts, however, it will make anyone who is already in the fire service laugh at the accuracy of the content.

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Great Book

Great book full of good advice for those who are new to the fire service. Really helped me learn my place as the new guy at my company.

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Good info for new Firefighters.

A good reference for new firefighters and new leaders in the fire service. This book reminds the more senior firefighter and new fire Officers of how things should be but also reminds them to relay the information to new firefighters.

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Great Read for the Rookie all the way to Chief!

This book was Great!!! I have been in the fire service for 17 years. It is crazy how everything in this book will relate to Volunteer or Career. Mauro hit a Home Run with this book. I am looking forward to using this book in my next recruit class for different assignments.

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Great info

Great information well put to get this is a book every rookie should read when getting started in the fire service.