The Last Out

One person found this helpful. Once you pick this book up, you won't be able to put it back down.

I was never big on reading until I read this book. When I found this in a library and read the first chapter I had to buy a copy. You feel as if you are there spending time with the guys in Rescue 2 going on runs and crawling though the smoke with them. I found it very easy to just pick it up and not stop reading. You can't go wrong buying this book.

He couldn't say enough about how much he I bought this for my husband for Christmas due to your suggestion. He is a volunteer FF. He has read quite a few FF books but your bio sold me.

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He felt as if he was in the action and he knows what that really feels like. He couldn't say enough about how much he enjoyed this book. Yes for any FF or wanna be. As close to actually being on the runs with Rescue 2 without being there. Anyone who reads this book has to respect the men involved. I don't know how surviving FDNY members could deal with the loss of their brothers and still go on with this work. Great incites on the way of life for the firefighters and why they are such a tight knit unit.

Honest book about real life of a firefighter. Shows what it takes to exist in that life before and after.

Best firefighting book I have ever read! I couldn't put the book down once I started it. See all 76 reviews.

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If I had to read only one leadership book in my lifetime, this book would be it. That having been said, I struggled to finish it.

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Not because of anything to do with the book. Rather because so much of Corporate America in seems hellbent to do just the exact opposite of every principle in this book - and then stand around and wonder why they get only the minimum from people and nobody trusts their "leadership. FDNY does it well! Coming from a business background, I have liked reading books on "leadership.

Think about whatever calling or mission you have, or have had in life, reflecting on the day-to-day framework in which you have to live and work out this calling, you may find that it comes up lacking in the support that you need, or would like to have. Hands-down, it seems that the FDNY has much more respect for, and interest in, the lives of their people than most organizations.

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Up and down the ladder, no pun intended, there is camaraderie, open communication, help in accomplishing the goals of the organization, at all levels, to help them to do the right things. Yes, we all can bear the marks of bureaucracy. This is what happens when internal processes, mechanisms, and many times politics become so important that they override an organization's mission and purpose, becoming an obstacle to achieving them, prioritizing everything but concern for the people that comprise it.

We easily drift far from the valuing of our people. This book reflects on how this is not so with the FDNY. Just one example comes from a story in the FDNY where, for the sake of collecting data, a computerized system was set up to improve the service that is provided to NYC. Its meetings became perceived by field commanders as "scripted" events, where the "system" and its data were "king" and the input and personal insights of the commanders were marginalized. The overemphasis on quantitative data by the higher-ups was recognized and the project was shelved because they realized they needed the input of the field to get the whole story and lead effectively.

They recognized the ultimate value of their firefighters above everything else. The book is inspirational. I think you will walk away with absolute respect for this firefighting organization. Nearly all affordable-housing programs for renters have an income limit no higher than 80 percent of the King County median. Meanwhile, the number of high-earning Seattleites grew by 31,, which represents a 45 percent increase.

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