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1ST Responder Newspaper - TX

Fall, 2015

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Blood & Fire Vendetta ON THE BOOK SHELF

by John Malecky

JASON EVANS

Structure fire in Downtown Dallas At 9:58 a.m. on September 21st, Dallas Fire-Rescue responded to a 911 call for a structure fire at the Avalon Projects, located at 899 North Stemmons Freeway (on the service road), just outside of Downtown Dallas. At the time of the call, a tall column of black smoke could be seen on approach. Firefighters arrived to find a small fire, located in a room being used for storage, in

JUMP TO FILE #092115135 the building's parking garage. Approximately 200 people were evacuated from the nine-story building, but no one was injured during the process. While the fire was quickly extinguished, most of the efforts were focused on evacuating the massive

amount of smoke the fire generated. Command deployed the "Super Fan" to expedite this process so building management could begin the process of accommodating its tenants. This investigation will fall under the jurisdiction of the Dallas County Fire Marshal. The cause has yet to be determined. - JASON EVANS

Blood & Fire: Vendetta By K.M. Bozarth Available from Amazon.com Price: Paperback $15.43 Kindle: $3.43 I read this book, which is soft cover measuring 5 ½ inches by 8 ½ inches. It has 24 chapters within 209 pages and is the first of what is to become a series of novels by this author. The author has been a firefighter since the year 2000 and has worked in volunteer and paid fire departments in Burlington County, New Jersey. This county is New Jersey’s largest in area and spans from the Atlantic Ocean to the

Delaware River, which separates the state from Pennsylvania. The book is fiction, but is based on her personal experiences. Being a female, one can imagine the obstacles she faced within her career working in what for many years was considered a “man’s job.!” In a very unbiased way, she writes about being treated differently by different individuals in her crew and in the department, particularly by an officer in command of her company. She is married and her husband has a different public safety type job. Both go through trying times from the demand of their jobs in which PTSD can become a by product. For her character, she takes you through station life, training sessions and emergency calls and helps you develop the imagery of being right there in their midst. It is a good read for both genders, whether you are an emergency service worker or not.

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