Heart behind the Hero: A Heartwarming and Inspirational Collection of True Firefighter and Paramedic Stories from across America

Heart behind the Hero: A Heartwarming and Inspirational Collection of True Firefighter and Paramedic Stories from across America

by Curt D. Yoder
     
 
Curt Yoder, a twenty-five year veteran firefighter of the Costa Mesa Fire Department in California, and his wife, Karen, bring you this heartwarming and inspirational collection of true stories, essays and poems from firefighters and paramedics across America.

These touching and beautifully written stories, from the hearts and souls of the firefighters and

Overview

Curt Yoder, a twenty-five year veteran firefighter of the Costa Mesa Fire Department in California, and his wife, Karen, bring you this heartwarming and inspirational collection of true stories, essays and poems from firefighters and paramedics across America.

These touching and beautifully written stories, from the hearts and souls of the firefighters and paramedics who wrote them, reveal the emotions, feelings and spirit of today's American firefighters and rescue workers.

Experience, through their own words, the emotional trauma of holding a dying child--and the fear and adrenaline rush of battling a wild fire.

Relive the drama as they recount their responses to America's most recent heartbreaking tragedies--the bombing of the Alfred E. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City and the shootings at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado.

Laugh with them as they tell stories from their rookie years--and share their sorrow and pain as they pay tribute to their own, their brothers and sisters who sacrificed their lives doing the job they loved.

The Heart Behind the Hero offers an in-depth insight to the lifestyles and daily thoughts of these brave men and women who, while waiting to serve those in need, develop lifetime bonds of brotherhood and sisterhood.

This book is sure to warm the hearts and souls of all firefighters, paramedics, emergency medical professionals and citizens who wish to catch a glimpse of...

Editorial Reviews

The Heart Behind the Hero is a compelling anthology of true life stories, essays and poems contributed by firefighters and paramedics across the country. Touching, inspiring, heartwarming, dramatic, superbly written and presented, The Heart Behind the Hero reveals the emotions, feelings, and spirit of today's American firefighters and rescue workers in their own words. The humor, pathos, heartbreak, and hard work is clearly evident as the contributors pay tribute to their colleagues and comrades who sacrificed their lives doing a job they loved in service to the communities in which they lived. Here is a fascinating "window" into the lifestyles and thoughts of brave men and women whose heroism is routine and whose sacrifices are the stuff of which legends are made.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780970048721
Publisher:
Stoney Creek Press
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.72(w) x 8.76(h) x 0.88(d)

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