Into The Flames

A Firefighter's Story

by Martin Plews



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/12/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 276
ISBN : 9781412092401

About the Book

Into the Flames chronicles the career of Martin Plews, a former Retained Fire Fighter within his local Community, for a little over five years. Some may ask how he can write a book on a five year career. Into the Flames answers that question by telling of his many experiences.

The book tells of heroism, humour and the camaraderie between the men and women who risk their lives each day. Martin shares a range of experiences with the reader, some that will keep you on the edge of your seat, others that will make you feel the emotions of the events.

He was lucky to have worked at one of the busiest Retained Fire Stations in his County, therefore attending many 'shouts' and being able to tell the tales.

About the Author

Born on 24th February 1977 to an English father and Irish mother, Martin was brought up in a small town named Spennymoor, located only a few miles from Durham City, in the North East of England.

From an early age, Martin has always had an adventurous side to him and enjoyed the outdoor life. He would regularly take risks by climbing trees in the wooded plantation by his house or swimming in the nearby river Wear. At the age of twenty two, he joined his local Fire Station, and remained with them for a little over five years. Rising through the rank structure, he became gripped by the job.

He left the Fire Service in March 2005 to become a Police Officer. Unfortunately for him, this occupation didn't work out. Martin now lives in Australia where he works as a Fire & Rescue Officer on a Mine Site.