Susan Farren didn’t plan on marrying a fireman. Having herself spent several years as a paramedic, she knew too well the dangers of the emergency profession. But as fate would have it, she met Dan — and everything changed. Suddenly she was married to a man who had wanted to be a fireman ever since he was a child, and she found herself faced with the sacrifices and struggles that accompany this challenging career. Being a fireman’s wife meant relocating her family, living without her husband for days at a time, and wondering every time she heard a siren if he would make it home safely. Ultimately, it also meant receiving the phone call every fireman’s wife fears may come: the news that her husband had been in an accident.Susan speaks on behalf of thousands of firemen’s wives nationwide — the women who hold down the fort while their husbands are on the job. Their sacrifice is our gain, and for the first time, this book tells their story.