The Flame Within: Memoir of a Firefighter (MCF), by Wayne Mutza
In The Flame Within, Mutza walks us through the MFD’s structure, procedures and scope of responsibility. He explores what motivates someone to become a firefighter: chief among them, confronting and conquering some of our most primal fears. Encountering death to save lives can be a spiritual experience, as is the intense alertness necessary to survive a foray into a burning, collapsing building. Not everyone Mutza met during his years with the department was always a hero, but he found enough brave souls to fill a book. The Flame Within is a vivid personal account of one of the world’s dangerous professions.