The Heat of the Moment: Life and Death Decision-Making From a Firefighter (Hardback)
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The Heat of the Moment: Life and Death Decision-Making From a Firefighter (Hardback)

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Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 11/04/2019
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In the face of urgency and uncertainty, would you respond analytically or trust your instincts? How would you decide who lives and who dies?

Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton has been a firefighter for eighteen years. She decides which of her colleagues rush into a burning building and how they confront the blaze. She makes the call to evacuate if she believes the options have been exhausted or that the situation has escalated beyond hope.

This is her astonishing account of a profession defined by the most difficult decisions imaginable. Taking us to the very heart of firefighting, Sabrina uses her award-winning research to reveal the skills that are essential to surviving - and even thriving - in such a fast-paced and emotionally-charged environment. And she immerses us in this extraordinary world; from scenes of devastation and crisis, through triumphs of bravery, to the quieter moments when she questions herself and the decisions made in the most unforgiving circumstances. Here is the truth about how we respond in our most extreme moments.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780857525765
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 422 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'A vivid reminder of the horrors that firefighters face daily - and the debt of gratitude society owes them.' - The Guardian

'An inspirational memoir from an extraordinary woman. The Heat of the Moment does for the fire service what Adam Kay's This Is Going to Hurt did for the NHS. A humbling, jaw-dropping read which redefines what is possible in life' - Viv Groskop 

'Gripping, heart-stopping and profoundly reassuring. Thank heavens for such courage.' - Sue Black, author of All That Remains 

'[One of] the wonder women of our emergency services' - Glamour 

'An immersive insight into a job which few of us could do, by a woman whose award-winning research into decision-making in the emergency services has transformed policy at a global level.' - Stylist 

'An inspirational woman' - Good Housekeeping 

'Inspirational... a powerhouse' - Cosmopolitan 

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“Decisions that are life or death under pressure!”

I had the pleasure of listening to Sabrina talk a couple of weeks ago in London at her publishers event, and also securing an early copy for review. I started the book on the train home that night (to be honest I... More

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“A wonderful insight to the realities of life in the emergency services”

A heartfelt warts and all story of the challenges faced by those who risk their lives to protect others. This book is an inspirational regarding how you can reach your goals in life by determination and hard work... More

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“A beautifully written and elegant account”

A beautifully written and elegant account of the way we think under pressure. I loved the way that each chapter opens with a story about an emergency that would actually illustrate a particular facet of decision... More

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