Wally Johnston is the author of Sent To Serve, a portrayal of his time in New York City after 9/11 as a Chaplin. For more information, visit his website http://www.foundations4yourlife.com/
Excerpt Sent to Serve: Hundreds of public safety chaplains came to New York City following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. They are like the public safety officers who run into towers while others are rushing out. They rush into others' lives that have been destroyed by tragedy and provide comfort and care to the victims and those who assist them. You will find their heartfelt stories insightful, moving, and leave you with a sense of hope. Through this book you will learn what public safety chaplains do every day in our local communities through the window of 9/11.
Ray Pitz is the author of Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, an account of the history of the Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue organization complete with historical photographs. For more information, visit his website www.raypitz.blogspot.com/
Excerpt Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue: In the early days of fighting fires in Beaverton, Oregon, a bugle called firefighters to the scene. The Beaverton Enterprise newspaper reported that, "with no water system, firefighters had to rely upon water buckets and (the) enthusiasm of volunteers who came running to the call." In 1935, Beaverton officially formed its first fire department, and down the road in the city of Tualatin, a group of volunteers began assembling what would become the Tualatin Rural Fire Protection District. In 1989, a merger of the latter department with Washington County Fire District No. 1 resulted in the creation of Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue. Beaverton would officially annex into the new district in 1996, and today, TVF&R is the second-largest fire department in Oregon, covering 210 square miles with 21 stations. Since the beginning, the departments that comprise the district were known for their resourcefulness and innovation, both of which continue to this day.
Refreshments will be available as well as a free gift to all those who purchase one or more of the featured authors’ books. The community is invited to join us for an afternoon of fun.
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Visit Jan’s Paperbacks at 18095 SW T.V. Hwy, Aloha, call 503-649-3444, or go online at http://www.janspaperbacks.com.