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The Heart Behind the Hero edited by Curt and Karen Yoder
Inspirational collection of true firefighter/paramedic stories from across America


Foreword by Alfred K. Whitehead, President, I.A.F.F.


I. The Heart Behind the Hero

Is it Worth It? by Michael R. Chase, Massachusetts

A Life Saved by Doug Faulisi, New York

Weight of the Badge by Michael R. Chase, Massachusetts

Emotional Heroes by Barry "Skip" Wilson, Colorado

The Thirteenth Jump by Gary Welch, Texas

Wall of Fire by Howard Clark, Arizona

Flashback by Kurt Siegel, New York

The Pre-Cordial Thump by Curt Yoder, California

Nightmare in Oklahoma City by Jana Knox, Oklahoma

They Emerged from the Smoke by Jim Ellis, California

Once Upon a Time by Michael R. Chase, Massachusetts

II. Those Who Forever Touch Our Hearts

What Was Her Name? by Gary Barr, Indiana

Same Old Story by W. J. Wilde, Pennsylvania

Gone But Never Forgotten by Gregg Steward, California

Small World by Michael R. Chase, Massachusetts

A Legend in Their Own Time by Johneen Castle, Ohio

Five-Minute Break by Michael R. Chase, Massachusetts

III. On a Lighter Note

Yes, A Cat in the Tree by Tim Miller, Alabama

Where Is It? by Chuck Fontenot, Louisiana

The Party Hat by Curt Yoder, California

IV. Rookies

The Rookie by Barry "Skip" Wilson, Colorado

The Apron by Marc Greenwood, Ohio

Jokes R Us by Tommy Neiman, Florida

Im Going to Make It After all by Johneen Castle, Ohio

V. A Tribute to Our Fallen

Firefighter, Teacher, Friend by Michael R. Chase, Massachusetts

Silent Alarm by Patricia Rannigan, Virginia

No Greater Love by Robert W. Tennies, New York

You Only Know Him Now by Jon McDuffie, California

Roll of Honor

Battling the Flames by Timothy C. Cummings, Texas

Authors and Contributors

Permissions (continued from page iv)

About the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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