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

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

By Cohen-Hatton, Dr Sabrina

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She has managed emergencies that have shocked us and moved us, and made decisions that seem impossible. from scenes of devastation and crisis, through triumphs of bravery, to the quieter moments when these assumed heroes question themselves, their choices, and decisions made in t... read full description below.

ISBN 9780857525772
Barcode 9780857525772
Published 18 April 2019 by Transworld Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780857525772
ISBN-10 0857525778
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Transworld Publishers
Imprint Doubleday
Publication Date 18 April 2019
International Publication Date 11 April 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Cohen-Hatton, Dr Sabrina
Category Award Winning
Biography & Autobiography
Decision Theory: General
Women's Studies
Social Impact Of Disasters
Fire Services
Occupational & Industrial Psychology
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight 372g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Fire fighters - Anecdotes - Great Britain
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly;General/trade
Dewey Code 363.37092
Catalogue Code 999854

Description of this Book

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 when she feels the options have been exhausted, even if it means leaving the injured behind. She has managed emergencies that have shocked us and moved us, and made decisions that seem impossible.Her book takes us to the heart of firefighting, and reveals the skills and qualities that are essential to surviving - and even thriving - in such a fast-paced and emotionally-charged environment. It immerses us in this extraordinary world; from scenes of devastation and crisis, through triumphs of bravery, to the quieter moments when these assumed heroes question themselves, their choices, and decisions made in the most unforgiving circumstances. Ultimately, we are asked to step into their boots. In the face of urgency and uncertainty, would you respond in an analytical manner or trust your instincts? How would you decide who lives and who dies?Sabrina?s award-winning research into decision-making in the emergency services has transformed policy at a global level. This is her astonishing account of a profession defined by the most difficult decisions imaginable and by overwhelmingly challenging situations. Honest, eloquent and empowering, here is the truth about how we respond in our most extreme moments.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for National Diversity Awards 2019 (UK)
NZ Review One of the wonder women of our emergency services * Glamour * An inspirational woman * Good Housekeeping * Inspirational . . . a powerhouse * Cosmopolitan *

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Author's Bio

Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton has been a firefighter since she was eighteen years old. She is now a Chief Fire Officer and one of the most senior female firefighters in the UK. After leaving home at fifteen and school at sixteen, she joined the fire service in Wales. While climbing the ranks, she studied at the Open University and then at Cardiff University, eventually completing a PhD in Psychology. Her subsequent research into incident command in the emergency services has not only won awards but has also influenced policy at a global level. Sabrina was recently conferred as an Honorary Fellow at Cardiff University. She lives with her husband and daughter in London.

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