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Notes from the Firehouse A memoir from a retired firefighter about firefighting, rescue calls and life around the firehouse It s not all about fire that s lesson number one No, it s a collection of things assisting an injured person at three o clock in the morning, calming a child in a traumatic situation, saving the belongings of a family from the ravages of a fire, seeing people in every heartbreaking situation imaginable and trying to help them, while not losing yourself in the process And it s about the insanity found in the firehouse to the author it s the Cracker Factory and the politics and pettiness that try unsuccessfully to steal the joy from the job The book doesn t dwell on the nuts and bolts of firefighting, as much as it documents the human side of the job. New Download [ Notes from the Firehouse ] author [ D.E. McCourt ] – wholesalesweetshop.co.uk

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  1. This book was the perfect trifecta not only did I enjoy Notes from the Firehouse but so did my wife and daughter which is as rare as a celestial event that occurs once every hundred years The author, D.E McCourt, speaks to the reader like an old friend that stopped by for a drink I think what is so appealing about the stories is the author never tries to impress you Several of the stories Star of the Day, Accidents Happen, Batman are among them produced laughter from all of us, while som This book was the perfect trifecta not only did I enjoy Notes from the Firehouse but so did my ...

  2. This is a must read for those who are interested in getting a job in the fire service today Many of the situations described in the book are ones which one might expect to encounter during the course of a career, from being a rookie on a new crew, to some of the horrific, unexpected situations we find ourselves in when we are called to a scene The scenarios were described with startling clarity and the language used was typical of that used in the fire service As a career firefighter, I can t This is a must read for those who are interested in getting a job in the fire service today Many of the situations described in the book are ones which one might expect to encounter during the course of a career, from being a rookie on a new crew, to some of the horrific, unexpected situations we find ourselves in when we are called to a scene The scenarios were described with startli...

  3. Everyday Heroes Nothing Short of ExtraordinaryWhen Author Doug McCourt contacted me about reviewing Notes from the Firehouse, he didn t know how this extraordinary group of men and women had already touched my life My younger brother worked as a volunteer firefighter and a paramedic As a nurse, my mother spent endless hours helping pediatric burn victims at the Children s Hospital of Buffalo And in my former career as a television reporter, I witnessed first hand how firefighters save lives Everyday Heroes Nothing Short of ExtraordinaryWhen Author Doug McCourt contacted me about reviewing Notes from the Firehouse, he didn t know how this extraordinary group of men and women had already touched my life My younger brother worked as a volunteer firefighter and a paramedic As a nurse, my mother spent endless hours helping pediatric burn victims at the Children s Hospital of Buffalo And in my former career as a television reporter, I witnessed first hand how firefighters save lives and homes as everything burned down around them I was on set in the WTVY studio on September 11th, 2001 watching firefighters rush into the Twin Towers while the rest of New York was trying to get out.Doug McCourt s Notes From the Firehouse captures the true essence of these everyday heroes men and women who sacrifice and put their lives on the line each day for strangers and neighbors alike McCourt grew up in a firefighter family his father, Edward, retired as a captain from the Medford, MA...

  4. My brothers and I are an odd set none of our parents grandparents served in a public service position though all were upstanding and inspirational citizens in their own way Yet all of us have served in some way one brother recently retired after 20 years in the fire department, another served as both a volunteer paid medic EMT for several years, and I served as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff in our county, and am now an active citizen volunteer for the same.This book was obviously written by s My brothers and I are an odd set none of our parents grandparents served in a public service position though all were upstanding and inspirational citizens in their own way Yet all of us have served in some way one brother recently retired after 20 years in the fire department, another served as both a volunteer paid medic EMT for several years, and I served as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff in our county, and am now an active citizen volunteer for the same.This book was obviously written by someone who has been there done that My brothers and I have all seen our share of the weirdness that you encounter when you see people drunk, stupid, or both or just in need of help McCourt s book takes the story telling to another level, in that it is told in a very personal way and gives us a glimpse into the world that uniquely belongs to the firefighter Yes, we had boring days when I was on duty, but it is just 12 hours driving around in a patrol car with anoth...

  5. Notes from the Firehouse by Doug McCourt was an excellent read Being a career firefighter for the last 7 years, this book hit home with many of the people, antics, and thoughts from his coworkers and the author himself It goes to show that no matter where you live the brotherhood is strong and very similar everywhere.Doug keeps his accounts very realistic, unlike many memoirs and stories in the firehouse There is not much hyping of himself as a great hero and making the unbelievable his norm Notes from the Firehouse by Doug McCourt was an excellent read Being a career firefighter for the last 7 years, this book hit home with many of the people, antics, and thoughts from his coworkers and the author himself It goes to show that no matter where you live the brotherhood is strong and very similar everywhere.Doug keeps his accounts very realistic, unlike many memoirs and stories in the firehouse There is not much hyping of himself as a great hero and making the unbelievable his norm In every chapter, I feel like I am there with him, experiencing as part of the crew.If you have been a firefighter for a...

  6. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a firefighter Well Notes from a Firehouse gives the reader a detailed account of life as a firefighter, not only about putting out fires and rescuing people and pets, it tells about what it is like to work and live the life as a firefighter Told with knowledge and powerful insight into how fragile life is, this is a wonderful memoir of a man in his rookie years to his retirement It should definitely be read by all I enjoyed it immensely and Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a firefighter Well Notes from a Firehouse gives the reader a detailed account of life as a firefighter, not only about putting out fires and rescuing people and pets, it tells about what it is like to work and live the life as a firefighter Told with knowledge and powerful insight into how fragile life is, this is a wonderful memoir of a man in his rookie years to his retirement...

  7. Being a female with no ties to the firefighting world, I definitely did not expect to enjoy this book so much I actually found myself reading single stories and then putting the book down so I could have future tales to...

  8. Very well written account of what it is like to be in a career that is constantly unpredictable Stories were honest, open and at times hilarious, other times humbling Quick read, it is a must for those who love anyone that is a first responder

  9. MemoriesI ve been retired 10 years, but this book brought back so many memories it almost felt as if I was going to put my turnouts on the floor beside the truck in the morning Thank you.

  10. Entertaining and interesting anecdotes from start to finish One in particular is very graphic and disturbing about a victim in a motorcycle accident That said, the rest of the book was very informative on the trials a firefighter faces in the field as well ...