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24: What Can Happen in a Day by Michael Ford Jr - Guest Blogger Book Review

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24—What Can Happen In A Day... Most people know that firefighting is an incredibly dangerous profession. The popular perception of firefighters is that they are fearless heroes who put their lives on the line to rescue people from burning buildings. That perception is mostly true. But there is so much more about firefighters and their community labor that is rarely revealed. 24—What Can Happen in a Day is a brilliant, intimate look into the daily lives of firefighters, from the experiences of Michael Ford Jr., who rose through the ranks from raw recruit to assistant fire chief. You will ride along with Chief Ford as he unveils the most interesting, disturbing, and adventurous firefighter escapades. You’ll laugh and wince in sympathy as Ford offers you a behind the scenes view into a world of secrets, failures, misfortune, exhilaration and triumph. You will cheer as you are encouraged to transcend perceived limitations to advance in life. And more than anything, you’ll be enthralled as you experience the inspiring, tragic, shocking, best and worst of humanity come to life, compelling you to treasure your family and friends with a more significant expression.Hilarious, profound, and deeply moving… this is a thrill ride you’ll never forget.

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Heidi's Review
First, I want to thank Michael Ford Jr. for providing me with this book so I may bring you this review.
24 What Can Happen in a Day by Michael Ford Jr. was a very eye-opening book about the life of a firefighter. You will get to experience what he went through during his training to become a firefighter. The highs and the lows and what he learned about himself in the process.
Michael dedicates this book to all the men and woman that he served with during his 23-year career in the Louisville Fire Department especially Chief Gregory Fredrick who showed great confidence him.
I loved how when Michael first was interviewing for the job that when he asked why he wanted the job he said he wanted it so he could help people. How in this job each morning when you come to work there is an excitement and nervousness of the unknown, the thrill that today, in these 24 hours, anything can happen! No wonder he got the job! That was incredible!
This book had beautiful hand drawn detailed drawings that went very well with what was happening in the book at that time.
This book is perfect for anyone thinking about or interested in becoming a firefighter.
Author Bio
Michael E. Ford Jr. has served as a Professional Firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician for 23 years. He has earned multiple promotions, ascending to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and holding the position of Assistant Chief. Chief Ford has served his community for over 25 years, founding and directing numerous local programs and organizations. Including, the nationally recognized youth education program C.A.N. (Children Against Negativity) and the professional development and entrepreneurial organization Master Builders Academy. He is an international speaker of organizational leadership, community building, and youth empowerment. He has been married for 21 years to Andrea Ford, his high school sweetheart. They have five children: Michael III, Sarah, Josiah, Judah, and Matthew.

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