I recently had the pleasure of being a guest on an episode of the Average Jake Firefighter Podcast where Robby Owens and I had a great discussion on 10+ books every firefighter should read. The recommended books cover a wide variety of topics pertinent to today’s successful, well-rounded firefighter. We recommended and discussed books that build leadership skills, communication skills, empathy, a love for the job, and everything in between. It was a pleasure and an honor being a guest on Robby’s podcast which you can check out here and see the list of books below. If you need any more recommendations, hit me up on twitter.
- Report from Engine Co. 82 – Dennis Smith
- Meditations – Marcus Aurelius, the Gregory Hays translation
- On Writing – Stephen King
- Killer Show – John Barylick
- Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic – Sam Quinones
- Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City – Matthew Desmond
- Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace
- Extreme Ownership – Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
- The Book of Andy – Andy Fredericks, compiled by Gary Lane (pdf)
- Click here to download The Book of Andy in a zip file containing .epub and .mobi versions for easier reading on your iPad/iPhone or Kindle.
- Euro Firefighter, Volumes 1 & 2 – Paul Grimwood
- Building Construction for the Fire Service, 3rd Edition – Francis Brannigan
- In the Mouth of the Dragon: Toxic Fires in the Age of Plastics – Deborah Wallace