Book Review

Population: 485; Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time

If you want to read a literary book on firefighting or small town living then this is the book.  Population: 485 is a hilarious and moving collection of essays written about New Auburn, Wisconsin; a town of, yes, you guessed it–485 people.  Not only is Michael Perry a skilled writer, he is also a volunteer firefighter/emt, and…

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The Combat Position, Book Review, Part 1

I am only halfway through The Combat Position, Achieving Firefighter Readiness by Christopher Brennan, but I thought I would share my thoughts since there is so much to say about this fantastic book.   The Combat Position is a fluid read that addresses the mind, body, and spirit as it applies to firefighting warriorship.  The premise of the…

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