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Hot Zone: Memoir of a Professional Firefighter is an intimate portrayal of the funny, sad, and sometimes grim work of a firefighter. It is an unvarnished story about one man's journey from rookie firefighter to chief officer. Along the way the reader will learn about the early history of the fire service in Palm Beach County, Florida, the tremendous changes that have occurred in this business over the years, the drive for excellence that is our constant, and the toll the job takes on those who fight fire for a living. This book takes the reader inside the fire station, providing a rare and privileged look into the lives of the men and women who lay it on the line, every day, working as firefighters in some of the busiest stations in the country.