George Farenden followed in his father’s footsteps and joined the fire brigade in Birmingham at the age of twenty, rising to the rank of station officer at Birmingham’s Central Fire Station. After serving his thirty years, he retired but was never far from fire brigades, or firefighting, as his life took another path. He started a new career working for DuPont de Nemours, Inc. as an emergency response consultant. After fourteen years with DuPont he finally retired to Somerset, where he now lives with his wife, Jane, and their dog, Coco.
You will be brothers, you will see death and destruction, you will be expected to run into fire when every other living thing runs away, you will work long shifts, days, nights, Saturdays, Sundays, high days and holidays, Christmas days and your birthdays. You will be injured and burned, and don’t...