It’s that time of year when people are looking for gift ideas, including books on fire and rescue topics. Here is one to consider since it has been well received nationwide since its introduction back in August:
CAPITOL CITY FIREMAN
by Jake Rixner
Capitol City Fireman is about a young man who grows up wanting to be a fireman; he leaves home in search of his dream and finds it in the busiest Engine Company in Richmond, Va. It’s a firefighting story book much like “Report from Engine 82″ according to those in this profession. It is also about the American dream, still alive in our young people. The book is both informative and entertaining as Jake worked with some real characters, that called it as they saw it.
His publisher Friesen Press tells us:
Jake Rixner grew up in Pittsburgh, Pa. and became interested in firefighting at an early age. After graduating high school, he packed his bags and moved into a volunteer fire house in Prince George’s County Maryland in search of a career fireman’s position. After taking numerous exams he landed a job with the Richmond, Va. Fire Bureau. This is his story. Jake has written several articles for Fire Engineering magazine and wrote two chapters in a fire training text book. He has lectured nationwide on topics of firefighter training, and tactics. He currently resides in Doswell, Virginia with his wife, Julie.
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The following revue of the book was posted on Amazon.com. The poster obviously likes it….
Of all the books written about the fire service, Capitol City Fireman is one of the most entertaining and engaging works that I’ve read. Numerous times I found myself laughing out loud at the author’s hilarious stories of firehouse antics. I also found myself riveted by the detailed and very well written accounts of harrowing fires. Jake Rixner has a unique ability to put a storied fire service career on paper and make it entertaining for both firefighters and those who have never picked up a fire hose (my wife, who is not a firefighter, read it cover to cover). It’s a very easy read and highly recommend it to all!
Capitol City Fireman can be ordered through any bookstore, but it is probably more convenient for you to order it through Amazon.com. They give prompt delivery and if you order soon you can take advantage of the 30% markdown currently being offered. Just click in the sales box here and your next stocking stuffer will be on the way:
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