Lifting the Fire Hydrant Lid: Female Firefighter Memoir

Kate Fullen

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Jacaranda Books Art Music Ltd

Published: 27-02-2020


Fighting fires and assumptions, Kate Fullen’s memoir is an eye-opening glimpse into the often overlooked members of the brigade.

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SKU: 9781909762947



A raw, eye-opening memoir from a North East firefighter, charting her journey into the male dominated heart of the British Fire and Rescue Service.Lifting the Fire Hydrant Lid follows young, idealistic recruit, Kate Fullen, as she negotiates training school and settles into life on the watch. With incidents and routine tasks woven into the fabric of the story, it describes the consuming pressure, emotional turmoil and unpredictable nature of the job.Utilising the rare perspective of a northern, queer, working-class female firefighter, Lifting the Fire Hydrant Lid examines the more intricate difficulties experienced by minority groups and gives a voice to a profession that is seldom heard and rarely seen.

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Weight 0.305 kg
Dimensions 23 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count