Firefighters from the Heart: True Stories And Lessons Learned by Steve ChikerotisFirefighters from the Heart: True Stories And Lessons Learned by Steve Chikerotis

Firefighters from the Heart: True Stories And Lessons Learned

bySteve Chikerotis

Paperback | April 13, 2006

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Welcome to the world of firefighting - the camaraderie, the challenges, the defeats, and the triumphs. Withinthese pages walk alongside firefighters and fire officers as they fight fires, face career-altering decisions, andlearn critical lessons that forever change their perception on what it means to be a firefighter. ChicagoBattalion Chief and 27-year service member Steve Chikerotis shares stories drawn from some of the mostrespected firefighters in the nation to convey valuable lessons on safety, risk management, education andawareness. Over 45 exciting short stories unfold each heart-pounding incident, promoting the development ofcrucial life-saving instincts and leadership skills as well as inviting readers to develop a sense of appreciationfor the life of a firefighter.
Battalion Chief Steve Chikerotis is a 27 year member of the Chicago Fire Department & Local 2 International Firefighters Union Teacher in Fire Science Program at Harold Washington College. He has been a Fire Service Instructor for 17 years. Mr Chikerotis was a former Chief of Fire Academy Operations and Assistant Director of Training...
Title:Firefighters from the Heart: True Stories And Lessons LearnedFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.5 inPublished:April 13, 2006Publisher:Delmar Publishers IncLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1418014230

ISBN - 13:9781418014230


Table of Contents

The Introduction chapter is followed by 45 short stories. Each short story is followed by a page or two of Authors notes/lessons learned. This area highlights the valuable lessons learned at each incident.Introduction. A Lot to Learn. Miracle Rescue: The Victim. Miracle Rescue: The Rescuer. Growing with the Changing Times. Saving Lives. Saving Lives: The Instructor. A Touch Decision. And I Thought Fighting Fires Was Hard Work..Prepare Your Troops For Battle. Your Partner Cant See. The Forum Restaurant Fire. To The Rescue. Good Smoke? A Close Call. The Chestnut Street High-Rise Fire. Sharing Experiences. A Noble Breed. A Case of Arson? Fitting In. Earning Respect. The Day That Changed My Life Forever. Not This Time! "Bring 'Em All Home" When Duty Calls. MayDay! Firefighters Down! Physical Fitness. Whatever Can Go Wrong. Communication andAccountability. Growing Up on the Job. The Unsung Hero. Living on the Edge. Not Always Pretty. Danger in Disguise. Losing My Way. Play Your Gut Feeling. Teamwork. Becoming a Student of the Game. Some Valuable Lessons. Hes Got a Gun! The Pentagon on 9/11. G.I. Jane. We Dont Always Win. Trapped in a Burning Stairway. Be Ready When Youre Called On. A Deadly Department Store Fire. For Love of My Father. Final Thoughts.

Editorial Reviews

"These stories apply themselves to administration, training, and firefighting points. I can use this in just about any
[firefighting] course... There is not one story that wonat apply. Learning from these firefightersa experience is a great
teaching tool." a M.B. Oliver, Director of Fire Science Technology, Midland College, TX