WINNER OF THE 2014 FLORIDA AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION SILVER MEDAL PRESIDENT’S AWARD IN MEMOIRS
In 1985, desiring a meaningful, high-paced career in public service, Rachel Wentz left her university studies to become a firefighter/paramedic. Only the eighth woman hired by the Orlando Fire Department, a highly competitive department steeped in tradition, Wentz excelled, completing an AS in Fire Science, a master’s in public administration, and numerous specialized training courses to prepare her for an administrative position within the department.
Wentz spent eleven years with OFD, experiencing a career that was every bit as exciting and challenging as she had sought. A moving, candid, and eloquent memoir, Let Burn recounts her experiences as a firefighter/paramedic, during which time she witnessed aspects of life and death few people are privy to, experiences that shaped her as a professional and as a person. From the rigorous demands of training to the extraordinary calls Wentz responded to, Let Burn details the gratifying aspects of the field, but also demonstrates the precarious nature of the job: a heated altercation at the scene of an industrial fire leads to Wentz losing almost everything she’s worked for and the dramatic end of a storied career.
In vivid detail, Let Burn provides a firsthand glimpse into the hidden world of firefighting and emergency medicine. $9.99 on Kindle.
Visit gagaoverbooks.com daily and download more books like "Let Burn: The Making and Breaking of a Firefighter/Paramedic" . We're dedicated to bookaholics, and each day we feature new free and discounted Kindle ebooks in the Biographies & Memoirs genre as well as other categories of fiction and non-fiction.
Disclaimer: The price of Let Burn: The Making and Breaking of a Firefighter/Paramedic was accurate when this post was published on April 15th, 2021. However, Amazon can and does change Kindle book prices frequently and without notice. Always look closely at the price of an ebook on Amazon before clicking that yellow button. If you purchased a Kindle book by accident, it's simple to return, just follow the return instructions here.