Paperback: 284 pages
Publisher: Firefighter Toolbox; 1 edition (September 15, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #203,526 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #84 in Books > Engineering & Transportation > Engineering > Civil & Environmental > Fire Science
Wow, what a book!I sat down to read The Firefighter Preplan with my highlighters and pen; however, after reading the intro and first chapter, I couldn't slow myself down. I got through the whole book in two short sittings and have since gone back through half with a fine tooth comb. This book has a perfect mix of motivation, guidance and applicability. True to form, there is no fluff, David brings to the table a refreshing dose of frankness without being overly brief. The action plans at the end of each chapter are smart and to the point and the plan in the back can serve as a model throughout any ones career when setting goals. I'm relatively young in my FD career (6years) and I see myself referring to this Preplan over and over for motivation and guidance to set myself on task and continue working toward becoming a respectable firefighter. Do yourself a favor, get this book and share it with others so we can leave the fire service better than we found it.
What an outstanding book. David J Soler has written an excellent book for true success in the Fire Department. Whether you have 10 minutes on the job or 10 years, this book is on my "Must Read" list for every firefighter. His podcasts are a great tool and motivator and now this book is a rich and concentrated source for success. I highly recommend the investment and get this book. It's an easy read, that I will re-read often. My advice, Have a highlighter ready! Thanks again David J Soler! - @Iambmurray
A great book that is hard to put down once you open it. Easy read, short, and to the point with "action plans" at the end of each chapter to help you stay on track and get results. They are also a great tool to model throughout your career, for setting goals. Great enhancement for mentoring programs; or those who don't have a program established can piggy back off of this book to help develop one as it serves as a great auxiliary.FF Preplan has roughly 32 chapters (so almost a chapter a day to maintain, once completed) and another way to recharge your batteries, get fired up, and motivated to be that best firefighter you know and want to be; while making the good advances and steps to help out and bring as many as you can with you to get up... be driven... and make something of yourself, for the better.I would challenge you to pick up a copy and join me, and many others, through this book. Take tips and words of encouragement from those who have gone before and have knowledge and information to share to those who want to follow and be the best they can be.Don't forget about the Firefighter Toolbox Podcast which helps drive home some of the key issues within. www.firefightertoolbox.comMax Hollander(act.) Battalion/ Captain/ EMT/ PIO/ Asst. Training OfficerGriffin Fire DepartmentOlympia, WA*book and challenge coin bundle found here: http://firefighterpreplan.com/buy-options
I have purchased this book initially as an e-book, and was so impressed by it, that I bought the hard copy version for my crew to read. I give daily reading assignments, and then we discuss the assignments as a crew. My fellow officers were also so impressed by this text that my department did an official Purchase Request to get this into each of our station libraries. Firefighter Preplan is one of the finest books in my personal library to stoke the internal fires that drive and motivate firefighters or anyone seeking to become one. David J. Soler has really knocked it out of the park on this one.
As a first year volunteer firefighter, I found Fighterfighter Preplan to have many of the "unwritten" rules that are so essential to gaining ground in any new adventure. Being that we all come to the fire service with different experience, personalty styles, and expectations it is helpful to see the "big picture" of what to expect and also to know what makes a great firefighter. From a mental and physical strength perspective, I appreciated the insight as it had valuable insight to help many. GRATEFUL for this book!
I cut my teeth doing fire-based EMS, and I grew up around firefighters. I didn't know David J. Soler before I left my volunteer department, but I knew God had a plan in having us cross paths after I left. It was to have me discover what it really means to be a great firefighter (or EMT) and leader. I thank God for what He has done, for David, for those who have contributed to FirefighterToolbox, and for me. I guess my only wish is that this book had been available a long time ago, yet God's timing is perfect; this has become a blueprint for firefighter success for me and for so many in the fire service who want to take their skills and leadership to the next level. There's no fluff, it's all given straight in an easy-to-read format that's also easy to implement in one's life. God's timing is perfect because I was delivered from a negative environment to be surrounded by positive influences like David and those he's interviewed and tapped for their knowledge. This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to be a great firefighter and leader, whether you're the probie or the Chief of Department. This will change you for the better and allow you to make positive change, so you can leave the fire service better than you found it.
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