Firefighter In Angel Hands
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This is my personal experience involved in two different perspectives of firefighting. If you are someone desiring a career in the firefighting field these are not uncommon things that can confront you. Do not expect it to be easy. The first part is firefighting in the air force referred to More »
This is my personal experience involved in two different perspectives of firefighting. If you are someone desiring a career in the firefighting field these are not uncommon things that can confront you. Do not expect it to be easy. The first part is firefighting in the air force referred to as crash rescue. The main objective was getting the victims out of the aircraft as fast possible. The old western slang term used Hell bent for leather would best describe the emergency response. Every second counted. We were required to know the structure of the different aircraft we would respond to. There were charts we used to study from. I know of two crash crews that all aboard lost their lives responding to an aircraft in trouble. One was personal. I was always tense when on duty in the air force and also in structure firefighting. Only when relieved at shift change did the stress leave and I would feel depleted.
The second part is firefighting as a civilian in the city of Irving, Texas. Structural firefighting as a civilian had a clannish tone to it. If they were good fire fighters most normally I would like them. We were tested every ninety days and required to make in the upper nineties. The test was on job knowledge and response district. The saving of a life or a good stop on a fire would make our day. It would be pleasant at the fire station. If the opposite happened there would be a low tone and just small talk. At times I would laugh when writing the book and other times I would have to walk away. To the best of my memory it is all true. I have worked with some real Hero's. I hope you enjoy the book.
In writing a book, if I had known how hard it was, I would have more than likely never started it. In trying to keep everything true and in perspective, it called for lots of research. Interviews, newspapers, encyclopedias, military archives, and some contradictory information was just part of it. It all had to be sorted out. It was near four years in compiling information.
There is so much that went on in the Irving Fire Department that it would be almost impossible to record it all. There were churches that burnt that I knew nothing about until the research was under way. Many interesting fires and loads of heroes that went untold in that time period. Now, I hope you can see why I was proud to work with such. More than once my life was saved by my brother firefighters. God's hand always seemed to be close by.
*Thanks for the card and book. I was so surprised to know Travis had written a book. I did not have time to start a book that day, but I opened it up and started to read a little in the middle of the book, and I could hardly put it down. It was just one harrowing experience after another ---very interesting Jane Garrett.-------I finished reading your book today. I found it very interesting. I did not know much what all firemen had to do, so I learned a lot from it just one harrowing experience after another. You were lucky to come out alive. But I can see how you would make deep and lasting friendships. My kids want to read it to. Jane Garrett
*Travis I want to start out by saying Thank you for writing the book and I also want to say Thank you for sending me a copy. I am sorry it took so long getting back to You. Reading this book has been so enjoyable. The way it is written It is like just setting and listening to you talk which brings back a lot of GOOD memories. I always felt you were a very good friend and pleasant to be around ----someone That I could trust and depend on when it really mattered. AS always your Friend Teddy. PS THANKS AGAIN Teddy Privitt
*Thank you for all your hard work. I liked it. Danny Nunn
*I read your book the, part about IFD. It brought back a lot of memories. It is easy read as though we were just telling war stories, I enjoyed it very much. Thanks, I will share it. Larry Irwin
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