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Milwaukee firefighters and paramedics recount some of the most memorable calls of their careers. Author and former firefighter Wayne Mutza presents these true stories in the rescuers' own words. These stories will make you laugh and make you cry. They will renew your respect for those who have chosen to protect and serve.
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Mutza became a member of the Milwaukee Fire Department in 1976. He served nearly two decades as a firefighter, officer and instructor before the hazards of the profession ended his career. Since he left the department, he has drawn from his many experiences and passion for writing to complete a number of books and articles, and he has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Management.
Wayne Mutza currently resides in Mequon, in the state of Wisconsin. Wayne Mutza was born in 1951.
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Triumph, tragedy, and heroism Jun 4, 2002
Life Lines: Stories From The Firehouse by experienced firefighter, officer and instructor (serving for almost two decades with the Milwaukee Fire Department, Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is truly impressive and memorable collection of true-life, personal tales of firefighters and paramedics who candidly speak of the most pivotal calls they had to face during their professional duty. Highly recommended for personal, school, and community library collections, the triumph, tragedy, and heroism are all presented in Life Lines makes for truly unforgettable reading.
A worthwhile read Apr 26, 2002
Readers unfamiliar with Wayne Mutza's writing, as well as those aware of his stature as an aviation historian, are in for a rare treat with his latest book, "Life Lines: Stories from the Firehouse." While this volume marks a radical departure from Wayne's usual subject matter and format, it continues his tradition of clear, concise documentary writing. In twenty-five very readable vignettes, this former Milwaukee Fire Department officer provides insight to a world the uninitiated can only imagine. The stories, all true, are collected from his own experiences and those of a score of his comrades -- people who willingly do work we are all grateful for but which only a few would choose to attempt. From fear and death to the necessarily macabre humor of those who go to battle every day, the realities, sorrows, and joys of the firefighter's job are presented without apology or softening. The accompanying photographs support the tales, but the words of Wayne and his contributors would ring every bit as true without them. This is powerful stuff, and highly recommended. After reading "Life Lines," your reaction to bare-bones news reports of fires, vehicle accidents, and rescues will be forever changed.