• #unsungheroes

Dig beneath the surface of the unsung heroes who are woven into the fabric of our everyday American life.  They are our neighbors, co-workers and family …and we honor them.

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The First Responders

Anthea Appel

On the morning of September 11th 2001, two hijacked jetliners crashed into the Twin Towers. Within minutes of the attack, 36 Emergency Service Unit cops of the NYPD responded to the scene. They divided into six Teams. The first five Teams entered the

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Behind and Beyond the Badge

Donna Brown (Retired police officer)

There's so much more to a police officer's badge that all first responders wear. But that's what the world sees. What's behind and beyond that badge is what people need to know-the person. Those behind the badge may wear a differe

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First Responder Families

Tania Glenn

Stress and trauma are in inherent in the public safety professions. When first responders are impacted by the negativity they encounter, their family members are often impacted as well. Yet somehow, the needs of families are often discounted or overl

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Lights and Sirens

Kevin Grange

A true account of going through UCLA's famed Daniel Freeman Paramedic Program?and practicing emergency medicine on the streets of Los Angeles. Nine months of tying tourniquets and pushing new medications, of IVs, chest compressions, and defibril

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William H. Groner, Tom Teicholz

9/12 is the saga of the epic nine-year legal battle waged by William H. Groner against the City of New York and its contractors on behalf of the more than ten thousand first responders who became ill as a result of working on the Ground Zero cleanup.

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On the Go

Greg McCaffrey RN MICN MICP

After forty-one years of emergency services, the former flight nurse / paramedic recalls some of the most challenging, heartbreaking, and simply hilarious stories from a career working on an air medical helicopter out of a Northern California trauma

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American Heroes Coming Out from Behind the Badge

Greg Miraglia

Imagine working in a job you always dreamed of having and working in a career that excites and fulfills you in every way. Consider what it would be like to be highly successful in your work, admired by your peers, but always fearful that if anyone yo

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American Firefighter

Paul Mobley

American Firefighter contains the real-life stories of firefighters, from the most rural volunteers to the most sophisticated and technologically advanced metropolitan departments, and it also profiles the children and grandchildren of firefighters w

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Jason A. Ramos, Julian Smith

A rare inside look at the thrilling world of smokejumpers, the airborne firefighters who parachute into the most remote and rugged areas of the United States, confronting the growing threat of nature’s blazes. Forest and wildland fires are growing

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True Blue

Randy Sutton

After September 11, 2001, Las Vegas Police Sergeant Randy Sutton began soliciting writing from law enforcement officers-his goal being to bridge the gap between the police and those they serve, with a book that offers a broad and thoughtful look at t

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The Finest Hours

Michael J. Tougias, Casey Sherman

Documents the 1952 Coast Guard mission to save the crews of two oil tankers that were torn in half by the force of one of New England's worst nor'easters.

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Bulletproof Spirit, Revised Edition

Dan Willis

Suicide, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse, and many more emotional and stress-related problems plague the first-responder community. Hundreds of thousands of these brave public servants have unwittingly beco

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