No, reading a book won't make you a firefighter. But reading a book CAN make you a BETTER firefighter. And since our conference only comes around once a year, there's plenty of time for you to get some good reading in. Don't believe real firefighters read books? All five branches of our military have published reading lists.

Now, a Firefighter Reading List isn't a new idea. There are a few firefighter reading lists out there on the internet that you can find with a quick search. But the problem with those reading lists is that only the book description is given. You don't get any insight into why that person felt the book deserved to be on the reading list in the first place.

And that's precisely why our reading lists are different.

(Check back often. We'll be adding more committee members' lists.)