Josh and I have stressed the importance of being physically and mentally fit as you prepare for a career in Emergency Services… A San Diego Area Police Captain has written an excellent book on surviving the emotional challenges of our business.  I’ve listed two links below… one to the the Author’s website and one to Amazon so you can check it out.  This truly should be required reading for all first responders… take a look!

Author’s Page


Dave Hardenburger

Dave is a Fire Captain and Paramedic for a municipal Fire Department in San Diego County. He co-founded FirefighterMedic with Josh and currently serves as a Mentor.