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Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Heat of the Moment, written and read by Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton.

In the face of urgency and uncertainty, would you respond analytically or trust your instincts? How would you decide who lives and who dies?

Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton has been a firefighter for 18 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. This is her astonishing account of a profession defined by the most difficult decisions imaginable. 

Taking us to the very heart of firefighting, Sabrina uses her award-winning research to reveal the skills that are essential to surviving - and even thriving - in such a fast-paced and emotionally charged environment. And 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 and the decisions made in the most unforgiving circumstances. 

Here is the truth about how we respond in our most extreme moments.

©2019 Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

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"[One of] the wonder women of our emergency services." (Glamour)

 "An inspirational woman." (Good Housekeeping

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Ex - Firefighter

Myself being a Serving female Firefighter for 12yrs, could relate with so much of what Sabrina has experienced and probably a lot more too that isn’t in her book.
Enjoyed this book very much you are one courageous, strong willed, amazing lady.

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wow such an amazing, articulate, accurate, listen

having been a firefighter for over 12 years I was blown away by the accuracy of the content and relevance to the real life Frontline role we play. coupled with some truly resonating life lessons there is such a lot of applicable characteristics and behaviours I can adopt from such an inspiring book

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For me- this is one of best of 2019 so far

Excellent book,great narration and some very useful insights. Would definitely recommend this book to others.

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What would you do?

This is a fascinating insight into decision making in the fire service and how research has contributed to improvements that transcend traditional deference to hierarchy. Built around real life scenarios and realistic case studies the listener is put into the position of the fire commander and other colleagues as they seek to make the best decisions in life and death situations. This makes for a compelling listen and this listener was left feeling grateful and humbled that we have such committed fire fighters as Dr Sabrina Cohen - Hatton working on our behalf.

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Fascinating insight

This was a great insight into the decision making and also the human lives of those in the fire service. And all the research which has been undertaken could and should be used in other areas too. The combination of theory and real life worked very well.

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Brilliant.

Being a command trainer and hydra facilitator I could relate to the contents of the book . Just brilliant.

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Fantastic

As a fire service employee it is great to hear about the ins and outs of decision making at an incident. I will take what I have learnt to work

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Inspiration personified

Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton has led an incredible life, with many ups and downs. But she has turned adversity into opportunity. She is an inspiration. When my daughter is old enough I’ll be reading this book to her.
Beautifully written and well performed. A massive recommendation for everyone.

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heart warming / funny / sad / life of a Firefighte

this book has got it all. heart breaking real life story of one woman's amazing zest for life. Sabrina defies the odds to carve out the life she wants to live. what a life it turns out to be. This book is a must listen to for 2019 and beyond. inspirational.

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Awesome

Great book, well read. Inspirational woman, please keep doing this excellent work and do write about it more. Thanks

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