From humble beginnings in North Carolina, James B Gargan quickly became a premier authority on fire and trench rescue within the emergency-services field. This captivating autobiographical account recalls his travels to South Africa, where he encountered a bevy of adventures. Gargan spent his free time travelling to the bottom of the world's deepest mine, grappling with the South African government, and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro - not once, but twice. In between these treks he trained local emergency squads and saved what lives he could. Gargan's energetic, irreverent, and humorous voice both entertains and inspires a new found appreciation for emergency-services personnel.