The Sixty Second Story is a gripping and emotional tribute to Canada’s first responders – the professionals and volunteers who repeatedly risk their lives in the face of danger and death.
The book pays homage to a father, to the fallen, and to those who respond when the alarm sounds. It also frankly discusses the impact of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and critical incident stress (CIS) on both first responders and their families. Discussions with veteran firefighters and a former Halifax police officer take the reader back to incidents dating from the 1950s like they happened yesterday. The police officer’s suicide attempt led him to a second career helping first responders living with PTSD and CIS.