Take a Ride on the West Side, Highlights of a Two-Year Journal

This is a compilation of highlighted emergencies journaled over a two-year period on Chicago's West Side. Come join me and get a feel for what it's like to be inside some of the toughest fires and most violent scenes. Take this opportunity to escape from your familiar settings and get a taste of the physical and emotional demands of being a first responder.

For first responders, you will read about many lessons learned from my own mistakes and close calls, and learn that there is a much greater power than us servicing as our guide and source of comfort.