Fire Fighter (OPL Human Library 2013)

Extreme Heat
Extreme Heat [a Firefighter's Life] By Allen, Jimmy Book - 2007 363.37092 A427a2 Available in some locations

Annotation:Autobiography of an Ottawa fire fighter.

Burning Down the House
Burning Down the House Fighting Fires and Losing Myself By Wangersky, Russell Book - 2008 363.37092 W246w Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 6 copies

Annotation:Award winning creative non-fiction book about Wangersky’s life as a volunteer firefighter. Vivid description of fighting fires and the effect it had on him.

History of the Ottawa Fire Department
History of the Ottawa Fire Department 150 Years of Firefighting By Matheson, J. Bernard Book - 1989 363.378 M427 Available in some locations

Annotation:A history of the Department as well as fires in Ottawa and the type of equipment used to fight them.

Firefighting By Gottschalk, Jack Book - 2002 628.925 G684 Available in some locations

Annotation:A history of fire from the burning of Rome in 64 AD to the fires that destroyed the World Trade Center in September 2001 and a description of the after effects including changes to safety regulations and fire fighting equipment

In Harm's Way
In Harm's Way Help for the Wives of Military Men, Police, EMTs & Firefighters By Matsakis, Aphrodite Book - 2005 155.92 M434 Available in some locations

Annotation:Matsakis, a psychologist and specialist in post –traumatic stress disorder, writes this book intending to help women married to first responders like military men, policemen and firemen to identify and cope with the fear and anxiety they suffer when their spouses are at work.

Firestorm The Summer B.C. Burned Book - 2003 363.379 F523 Available in some locations

Annotation:Stories from the firestorm detail the many forest fires in BC during the summer of 2003. Accounts and stories from over 60 people who lived through it.

Les pompiers du monde
Les pompiers du monde By Deville, Joan Book - 2003 French 363.378 D494 Available in some locations

Annotation:Un vaste livre grand format sur les hommes du feu

Woodsburner A Novel By Pipkin, John Book - 2009 PIPKI Available in some locations

Annotation:Fictionalized account of renowned writer Henry Thoreau’s guilt over starting a forest fire in Concord, Massachusetts the year before he wrote Walden.

Chasing Fire
Chasing Fire By Roberts, Nora Book - 2011 ROBER Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 31 copies

Annotation:A novel about a female firefighter involving murder and romance. Available in hard copy, large print, audiobook as well as downloadable as an audiobook and as an ebook.

N'ayez pas peur, nous sommes là
N'ayez pas peur, nous sommes là By Boissard, Janine Book - 2011 French BOISS Available in some locations

Annotation:Roman concernant une sapeur-pompier professionnelle à la caserne de Loches

The Towering Inferno
The Towering Inferno DVD - 1998 All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:An Academy Award winning film released in 1974 about a skyscraper catching on file during its gala opening, trapping a large number of important guests.

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