Fire

Life in the smoke.(Buyer's Guide)

A Bedfordshire and Luton firefighter has put pen to paper to write a book about the bizarre incidents he has attended during 29 years' service

LFf Steve Knibbs has collected nearly 100 stories relating to the Fire Service, from his own experience and from brigades around the world. Steve began his labour of love seven years ago, making notes of the more unusual incidents that he and colleagues attended. He now has so many stories he has put them together in a book called Life in the Smoke.

"It is amazing how many unusual incidents we are called to deal with as firefighters, they range from the bizarre to the ridiculous. From the tale of the exploding toilet to going into an operating theatre to remove an object from an unconscious gentleman's private parts! …

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