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    Summary ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Zac Unger Zac Unger ↠ 0 Summary Free download Working Fire The Making of a Fireman Since my husband is a firefighter I've read uite a few books on the subject I mostly read them because I find they're all over the house; they wouldn't normally be my first choice Compared to other firefighting books this is 5 stars Working Fi

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    (Working Fire The Making of a Fireman) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ã Zac Unger He crosses himself then kisses his wedding ring and I make a mental note to develop a ritual for myself some sort of secular facsimile

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    (Working Fire The Making of a Fireman) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ã Zac Unger 18 December 2004 WORKING FIRE THE MAKING OF AN ACCIDENTAL FIREMAN by Zac Unger The Penguin Press March 2004 ISBN 1 59420 001 7 It was once upon a place sometimes I listen to myselfGonna come in first placePeople on their way to work say baby what did you expectGonna burst into flame Talking Heads Burning Down the House Si

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    Zac Unger ↠ 0 Summary (Working Fire The Making of a Fireman) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ã Zac Unger The book fighting fire The making of a Fireman By Zac Unger was very interesting and never once did I find it to be boring or bland I loved how the book used a lot of imagery so that the reader almost felt as if the experie

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    (Working Fire The Making of a Fireman) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ã Zac Unger Free download Working Fire The Making of a Fireman My uncle was a fireman I know several firemen Once our house was on fire and the whole crew came and saved it e

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    Free download Working Fire The Making of a Fireman (Working Fire The Making of a Fireman) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ã Zac Unger Not sure why this got a 39 I found this book Zac's story very enlightening entertaining and well balanced in the sense of the honesty it conveyed about the job and calling of firefighting Great story well told

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    (Working Fire The Making of a Fireman) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ã Zac Unger Free download Working Fire The Making of a Fireman A good book that peels back the curtain a bit on what it’s like to be a firefighter The author looks at the parts the public doesn’t see and does a good job of sharing the good the bad and the ugly sides of being a firefighter Good read

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    Free download Working Fire The Making of a Fireman (Working Fire The Making of a Fireman) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ã Zac Unger Solid read Solid read I was lucky to have a chance to serve a city for almost 5 years It took me back and made me miss it even

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    (Working Fire The Making of a Fireman) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ã Zac Unger Zac Unger grew up in Oakland California with a desire to rescue people He channeled that into scuba diving and studying to become a forest ranger until his mother encouraged him to become a firemanRather than telescoping chapters that evolve

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    (Working Fire The Making of a Fireman) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ã Zac Unger Free download Working Fire The Making of a Fireman Unlike most of the other firefighting books I've read this one focuses almost exclusively on the training period Unger had while learning the ropes of firefighting as the book title suggests He is a rookie throughout so even once he finishes the training academy his experiences working in a firehouse are peppered with lessons and words of advice from his colleagues A good portion of the early book is focused on the training academy for fir

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Free download Working Fire The Making of a Fireman

Free download ë Working Fire The Making of a Fireman ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Zac Unger ↠ 0 Summary Free download Working Fire The Making of a Fireman Zac Unger didn’t feel like much of a fireman at first Most of his fellow recruits seemed to have planned for the job all their lives; he was an Ivy League grad responding to an ad at a bus stop He couldn’t keep his boots shined and he looked ter. He crosses himself then kisses his wedding ring and I make a mental note to develop a ritual for myself some sort of secular facsimile of prayer that I can use before I go running into a burning building 2Firefighters are like astronauts or medical doctors to me I m never going to be one and that s just dandy but in the meantime I ll happily read a whole bunch about themNow as the subtitle suggests Unger didn t expect to be a firefighter He grew up California crunchy went to Deep Springs and Brown for undergrad went to UC Berkeley for a master s degree comes from a family of white collar workers On his graduation day when he becomes a firefighter he says of his parents that The closest they d ever come to a group of men with badges was the time a troop of National Guardsmen with batons and tear gas had run them out of People s Park in Berkeley 58 Still despite his comments about how much his mother must worry it was she who set him on the path recognising that he really didn t want to be tied to the desk job that he was heading towardsIs Unger really so different than his contemporaries Probably not Differences in background yes but as he tells it he basically fit in fine His reservations ease over time he acclimates to the banter and the reality that firefighting is at least 75% non fire related duties But he spins a good story from the training period to his first fire to later big ones when he is fully trained he gives a great sense of both the overarching situation and what he was going through and learning I loved the way he depicts the senior firefighters constantly ribbing on each other jockeying for the best positions most danger most glory and then when thwarted immediately making a teachable moment out of itThere s not a lot of obvious research ie no fact dumping etc but enough background to lend credibility Also to teach this reader random things did you know that the four criteria for immediate determination of death in the field are decapitation obviously protruding heart or brain decomposition and total incineration page 189 I didn t Sometimes it feels as though he analyses his motivesactions a bit much sometimes a snappy comeback is just a snappy comeback and I did conclude that wilderness firefighting interests me considerably than city firefightingbut what can you do Didn t make me any less excited to read Fighting Fire More firefighting Female Lesbian Don t tell me it s too good to be trueDeep Springs is a two year college in rural California It only has 26 students and is all male and is one of the very few reasons I have ever wanted to be male though Wikipedia tells me that it s supposed to start accepting women soon I might have rounded this book up from 35 stars just because I am so fascinated by the idea of Deep Springs which is mentioned only in the author bio Unfortunately a couple searches didn t turn up any readily accessible books about it

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Free download ë Working Fire The Making of a Fireman ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Zac Unger ↠ 0 Summary Free download Working Fire The Making of a Fireman Eyes From the raw material of his days’ work alarm calls both harrowing and hilarious moments of triumph and grief Unger has forged a timeless story of finding one’s path and a rousing adventure about the bravery and sacrifice of everyday heroes. Zac Unger grew up in Oakland California with a desire to rescue people He channeled that into scuba diving and studying to become a forest ranger until his mother encouraged him to become a firemanRather than telescoping chapters that evolve from one another Working Fire unfolds in a series of essays This makes for some odd jumps in time where the reader senses uite a lot must have happened to get Unger where he was when the story unfolded One of those leaps seems central to the point of the memoirYou would think that a book called Working Fire would be primarily about fire its colors its hungers its beauties and dangers Several fires do appear in the pages of Unger s memoir as breathless set pieces that completely absorb the reader But though Unger continued to work as a fireman at some point he grew bored with waiting for fire to break out He went back for his paramedic certification so that he could actively save the lives of people who d dialed 911 The paradigm shift from saving buildings to saving people is huge but isn t explored in any detail The only training Unger recounts here is his initial academy experience before joining his first firehouse The point of that story seems to be that one needs to suppress any individuality one has in order to succeed In terms of being a fireman it is an important lesson but doesn t suit the arc of the book as much as exploring how he chose to get his hands bloody might haveThe fires Unger chooses to recount are strange ones the time he got lost in a smoky basement full of pipes and survived only because the other firemen got the flames put out the fire they couldn t reach because the hose was too short a grass fire in the Oakland hills finally a real battle inside an apartment I would have been happy with story after story about facing fireThat said the most emotionally intense event in the book involves no fire at all Unger s firetruck was summoned to an accident on the Oakland freeways A woman was pinned inside her black luxury car by the engine block in her lap As the firemen struggled to free her Unger crouched beside her and told her they were going to get her out One of the ambulance medics warns him to step back as soon as they pull the dashboard away from her That s when they always bleed out It s like they wait until you re ready to save them and then they just die on you Like it s a choice the unfortunate victim makes In the end the ambulance took the woman away and Unger never knew if she survivedThe heart of Unger s book comes in the chapter called Things I Wish I Didn t Know In it his prose approaches poetry Fire fighting is not about the fire It s about the save It s about keeping the flames from licking too deeply into a vulnerable life and wreaking havoc there In his final chapter he spells it out Fire fighting isn t really about fire in the same way that police work is obsessed with crimeFire fighting is not about the thing we conuer but about the things we save It s a distinction that I didn t understand until reading Unger s book

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Free download ë Working Fire The Making of a Fireman ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Zac Unger ↠ 0 Summary Free download Working Fire The Making of a Fireman Rible in his uniform Working Fire is the story of how from this unlikely beginning Zac Unger came to feel at home among this close knit tribe came to master his work’s demands and came to know what it is to see the world through a firefighter’s. My uncle was a fireman I know several firemen Once our house was on fire and the whole crew came and saved it even though it was considered 49% destroyed by the insurance company As part of the general public I thought I mostly knew what fire fighting was about We see it all the time on the local news right This is a great behind the scenes look at Zac Unger s first three years as a fireman including his time at the academy His wry sense of humor and honest emotion make this into an adventure tale about the actual men who do the job and why they do it I was surprised at the number of NON fire fighting runs they take with their engines If you enjoy true life exploits you would like this book

  • Paperback
  • 272
  • Working Fire The Making of a Fireman
  • Zac Unger
  • English
  • 23 October 2020
  • 9780143034957