'An inspirational memoir from an extraordinary woman . . . A humbling, jaw-dropping read' Viv Groskop
'This book will change the way you think. Forever' Cosmopolitan
Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton has been a firefighter for eighteen years. She decides which of her colleagues rush into a burning building and how they confront the blaze. She makes the call to evacuate if she believes the options have been exhausted or that the situation has escalated beyond hope.
Taking us to the very heart of firefighting, she immerses us in this extraordinary world; from scenes of devastation and crisis, through triumphs of bravery, to the quieter moments when she questions herself. Revealing her own story for the very first time, she recounts her years spent sleeping rough and her passion for a career that allows her to rescue others as she was never rescued herself.
This book is the result of everything she has learnt about how we respond in our most extreme moments.
'This book challenges assumptions about who firefighters are, and about what women can do' The Guardian
An inspirational memoir from an extraordinary woman. The Heat of the Moment does for the fire service what Adam Kay’s This Is Going to Hurt did for the NHS. A humbling, jaw-dropping read which redefines what is possible in life
Gripping, heart-stopping and profoundly reassuring. Thank heavens for such courage.
A vivid reminder of the horrors that firefighters face daily - and the debt of gratitude society owes them . . . This book challenges assumptions about who firefighters are, and about what women can do.
[One of] the wonder women of our emergency services
An immersive insight into a job which few of us could do, by a woman whose award-winning research into decision-making in the emergency services has transformed policy at a global level.
The Heat of the Moment author Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton has been a firefighter for 18 years – a career defined by not only life-threatening experiences, but also by male stereotypes. Here she explains how she rose the top of her astonishing career, and why we need to look beyond gender in the fire service.