- 296 pages
- Black & White
- 6.0 x 9.0 inches
- eBook (epub, mobi, pdf)
- 978-1-4602-3279-8 Hardcover
- 978-1-4602-3280-4 Paperback
- 978-1-4602-3281-1 eBook
- Biography & Autobiography, Military
- Biography & Autobiography
- Biography & Autobiography, Personal Memoirs
Firefighter, soldier, Canadian Forces, Reserves, Oshawa, Bosnia, Afghanista
Battling fires in Canada, fighting wars overseas and finding humanity amid the chaos
Rick Kurelo, CD
Firefight is a compilation of Rick Kurelo’s personal accounts as a professional firefighter in Canada and as a Canadian Forces soldier in Afghanistan and Bosnia. Ninety-seven stories and forty-five photos document Rick’s experiences at scenes of chaos and conflict, where he and his teams encounter one dangerous scenario after another. They convey the deadly tensions, pressures and risks that can arise at any moment, as well as the poignant human connections that often occur.
Firefight is a memoir that brings to life the human experience – the tragic, touching and humorous – that we all share.
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Rick Kurelo, CD, served with the Canadian Airborne Regiment as well as with the Canadian Forces Reserves in Bosnia and Afghanistan. Most recently, Rick was a psychological operations specialist in Afghanistan where he worked on a variety of missions outside the wire. He was injured by an IED in 2008, for which he received the distinguished battlefield decoration, the Sacrifice Medal. Rick retired from the military in 2012 and continues to serve as an acting captain with Oshawa Fire Services.
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