24: What Can Happen in A Day

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Outskirts Press, Jul 5, 2018 - Self-Help - 242 pages
Most people know that firefighting is an incredibly dangerous profession. The popular perception of firefighters is that they are fearless heroes who put their lives on the line to rescue people from burning buildings. That perception is mostly true. But there is so much more about firefighters and their community labor that is rarely revealed. 24—What Can Happen in a Day is a brilliant, intimate look into the daily lives of firefighters, from the experiences of Michael Ford Jr., who rose through the ranks from raw recruit to assistant fire chief. You will ride along with Chief Ford as he unveils the most interesting, disturbing, and adventurous firefighter escapades. You’ll laugh and wince in sympathy as Ford offers you a behind the scenes view into a world of secrets, failures, misfortune, exhilaration and triumph. You will cheer as you are encouraged to transcend perceived limitations to advance in life. And more than anything, you’ll be enthralled as you experience the inspiring, tragic, shocking, best and worst of humanity come to life, compelling you to treasure your family and friends with a more significant expression.Hilarious, profound, and deeply moving… this is a thrill ride you’ll never forget.
 

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This book was excellent!!! It was such a great read to the point where I couldn't put it down. It made me laugh, cry, feel sad, and even anger. I enjoyed it so much; I am hoping for a Part II. I must say that I am regretting that I didn't become a Firefighter.😊 I would recommend this book to anyone whether your are an avid, causual or hardly-ever reader. 

Contents

My First Day 1 Chapter 2 Fire Academy
8
Training Days 15 Chapter 4 Lights and Sirens 21 Chapter 5 My First Firehouse Family 31 Chapter 6 Final Moments
47
Firefighter Comedy
59
Gun Fires
71
Animal Planet
85
Domestic Encounters
104
Anatomy
117
Courage Duty Dedication Honor Infidelity
139
Rescue Rangers 155 Chapter 14 What Can Happen In A Day
185
Bibliography
228
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Michael E. Ford Jr. has served as a Professional Firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician for 23 years. He has earned multiple promotions, ascending to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and holding the position of Assistant Chief. Chief Ford has served his community for over 25 years, founding and directing numerous local programs and organizations. Including, the nationally recognized youth education program C.A.N. (Children Against Negativity) and the professional development and entrepreneurial organization Master Builders Academy. He is an international speaker of organizational leadership, community building, and youth empowerment. He has been married for 21 years to Andrea Ford, his high school sweetheart. They have five children: Michael III, Sarah, Josiah, Judah, and Matthew.

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