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What can possibly go wrong / Mick Macfarlane
Bib ID 8071301
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Macfarlane, Mick, author
 
Description [Perth, Western Australia] : Michael Macfarlane, [2019] 
©2019 
xi, 433 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm 
ISBN 9780648431701 (paperback)
Summary

Mick Macfarlane spent 30 years in military and emergency service roles: navy clearance diving, commercial diving, Melbourne port emergency service, Australian pararescue, Melbourne fire brigade and helicopter air ambulance and rescue. During this period he witnessed, or was directly involved in, some monumental stuff ups! What Can Possibly Go Wrong is a raw account of events that didn't always make the evening news, or if they did, a degree of spin was often applied to protect relevant organisations. Mick's stories are told with brutal honesty so the reader can experience the same extremes of terror and reward as he and his colleagues did over the years. Have you ever wondered what its like to run out of air while trapped underwater in zero visibility, be overrun by a bush fire in the mountains, to 'fall out of the sky' in a rescue helicopter at night, to have a parachute malfunction while carrying heavy equipment? Well, your palms will sweat as Mick takes you on these adventures and more, but be warned; the language is direct! There is no time for political correctness in the real-world of military and emergency service operations, and people working in such environments work this out pretty quick... if they want to go home alive.

Notes

"A first hand account of military and emergency service operations that didn't always make the news yet had strong potential to, or (did) end in tears"--Cover,

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Subjects Macfarlane, Mick  |  Australia. Royal Australian Navy -- Officers -- Biography.  |  Australia. Royal Australian Navy -- Officials and employees -- Biography.  |  Navies -- Officers -- Biography.  |  Assistance in emergencies,  |  Disaster relief.  |  Biography: general.  |  Australia -- History.  |  Australian history  |  Australian
Form/genre Autobiographies.

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