James Ghi’s New Book “From the Ground Up” is About the Impact Mentors and Leaders Had on Him as a Firefighter, Giving Him Confidence to Take on the Toughest Job of His Career

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Recent release “From the Ground Up” from Page Publishing author James Ghi is a galvanizing autobiography detaining his laborious journey to improve his firefighting skills to national standards following the tragic Line Of Duty Deaths at a commercial building fire.

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James Ghi, a firefighter, hazardous materials technician, company officer, and station commander, retiring at the rank of battalion chief, has completed his new book “From the Ground Up”: a passionate narrative that shares his efforts to refine the firefighting standards of the Charleston Fire Department to nationally recognized standards.

Author Ghi lets readers view his vision of a more enhanced training curriculum for firefighters that would build up their training and certifications, providing them with the “tools” to operate safely in hazardous environments firefighters face every day. "From the Ground Up" describes the journey of James Ghi fulfilling his childhood dream of becoming a firefighter. As a premature infant James was not expected to survive. As a child he was underweight, was bullied in school, survived the wrath of an abusive father and stepfather but managed to meet the rigors required to become a firefighter. At each stage of his life he had to adjust to many circumstances, building himself from the ground up.

In June 2007 the Charleston (South Carolina) Fire Department suffered the largest loss of life since the events on 9/11 when nine firefighters perished battling a fire at the Sofa Super Store. James had read the various reports written after the fire, recognizing the need for better training in Charleston. His successful career with Fairfax County Fire and Rescue gave him the necessary skills, education and confidence to apply for and accept the position of Chief of Training for the City of Charleston Fire Department. Little did he know his efforts to bring the Charleston Fire Department to nationally recognized training standards would be resisted at nearly all levels and never imagined the efforts some Charleston personnel would take to discredit him. Even with the resistance, James was able to bring the Charleston Fire Department training to nationally recognized standards and meet many of the mandates in the various reports, building it From the Ground Up.

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, James Ghi’s convincing account gives a detailed chronicle of his efforts to build a firefighting training environment for the safety of all.

Readers who wish to experience this awakening work can purchase “From the Ground Up” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing:

Page Publishing is a traditional New York based full-service publishing house that handles all of the intricacies involved in publishing its authors’ books, including distribution in the world’s largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create - not bogged down with complicated business issues like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes and the like. Its roster of authors can leave behind these tedious, complex and time-consuming issues, and focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at http://www.pagepublishing.com.

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