A novella, inspired by real events. Ben Walker was a man who seemingly had the world at his feet, a Firefighting Officer at one of the UK’s busiest fire stations, at the top of his game, and with the love of his faithful Golden Retriever dog Barney.
Within eighteen months, following three life-changing tragedies and after encountering an adversary more cunning and dangerous than any fire he’d ever attended, he was homeless, unemployed and penniless. Publicaly and professionally disgraced, including doing prison time on remand in one of Britain’s toughest jails, for a crime for which he has always maintained his innocence.
This is the story of how one man climbed from the gutter to rebuild his personal and professional reputation, create three bestselling textbooks and to teach Firefighters globally.
It is also about how he found love and learned to trust again by following the “Firefighter's Code” of Bravery, Loyalty, Courage & Compassion.
This book features scenes from around the world and is inspired by a man described as: “In terms of kindness and contribution, one of the Fire Service’s most influential leaders.” (Chief Bobby Halton)
“An inspiring “Rocky Balboa” type story for the Fire Service”
“Any Human Heart meets Cool Hand Luke”
"Ben Walker is quite simply the best the UK Fire Services has to offer"
Bobby Halton- Chief Fire Officer., Education Director PennWell, Editor- Fire Engineering Magazine