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Leigh Hosy-Pickett has seen it all in his twenty-five years as a firefighter. He’s battled infernos and pulled people from the wreckage of twisted metal but the closest he ever came to death was at the hands of a confused hen do. Now he’s here to tell us the funniest, most eye-opening and moving stories from a life lived amongst the smoke.


From blazes involving sex toys, to navigating cannabis farm security measures, this brilliantly warm and entertaining book by a third-generation firefighter is a celebration of the everyday heroism of our fire service. There will be laughter, there will be tears and there will be lots of cakes.