Fighting Fires

John Spicuzza
John Spicuzza Author Interview

All Walks of Life (And Death) shares your personal stories from your 42 years as a firefighter paramedic. Why was this an important book for you to write?

To document my career since I felt I was in the business at the right time, as both firefighters and paramedics were evolving and I was fortunate to be there for a lot of changes. The other reason was to educate the public about this profession as most have no clue what firefighters or paramedics endure or exposed to throughout their careers.

I appreciated the candid nature with which you told your story. What was the hardest thing for you to write about?

The few time that I actually got emotional on the job. Most notably the infant that I refused to accept from another first responder that he was already dead and the spinal cord injury I took care of in the Emergency Room.

What is one piece of advice you wish someone had given you when you first became a firefighter?

That you must keep yourself from letting the politics of the job get to you. You get passionate about the job of fighting fires and treating patients, but you cannot let that passion drive you to fight the political issues that we will encounter.

What is one thing you hope readers take away from your story?

That they get a better understanding of the raw nature of the job and there is much more to it than the cleaned up version of what one sees on television shows. To realize the extent of emergency medicine that is practiced by paramedics and they are not just ambulance drivers.

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When you see a fire truck, an ambulance, or a law enforcement vehicle screaming down the road with their lights and sirens blaring, where are they going? 
What if you can find out what type of emergency calls first-responders go to on a daily basis? 
What if you could get a sneak peak behind the curtain to see exactly what kind of scenario they are running in to?
This book will expose you to the typical life of a firefighter or paramedic, or even a law enforcement officer.  You will see how the author got started in the field and had an exhilarating forty-two years on the job highlighting the good, the bad, the sad, the ugly, and the downright messed up world a first-responder is exposed to.  This book will show you that everyone from all walks of life will have some type of emergency and how responders provide the same level of care and support to all.

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