Here is a reading list for those who want to read stories from firefighters, EMTs, and paramedics. I personally have read all of these books and enjoyed them.
On the Line: Women Firefighters Tell Their Stories, by Linda F. Willing
Last Man Down: A Firefighter’s Story of Survival and Escape from the World Trade Center, by FDNY Battalion Commander Richard Picciotto
Rescue 471: A Paramedic’s Stories, by Peter Canning
Paramedic, by Peter Canning
Dial 911 by Joan E. Lloyd
EMT: Beyond the Lights and Sirens, by Pat Ivey