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Seattle Firefighters Train Hard!

Seattle Space Needle

Firefighter Training

My book An Inner Fire revolves around a Fire Investigator a member of the Seattle Fire Department.

Here is part of the training for Seattle Firefighters: The Hose Drag Exercise: Attach 50 feet of rope to a duffel bag to which weight has been added. Tires or cement blocks can also be used for resistance. Choose an initial resistance that enables you to perform 8 to 10 repetitions. Progressively increase the resistance to 60 to 80 pounds. Place the rope over your shoulder and drag the resistance a distance of 75 feet. (You should run during this phase of the event.) Immediately drop to one knee and steadily and briskly pull the rope hand-over-hand to bring the resistance into your body.

Black Sheep Trimmed Like a Prize Winning Poodle?

Black Sheep Poodle

My character Mitzi used to look like this until Fire Investigator Ewan Davis adopted her. Now Mitzi Poodle is solving arson crimes with Davis & her acupuncturist Grayce Walters.

Read about them in Jacki Delecki’s AN INNER FIRE – Releases November 14!


Guess who finds love at the Seattle Space Needle besides Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan? Animal Acupuncturist Grayce Walters and Fire Investigator Ewan Davis, characters in AN INNER FIRE. Unlike our favorite movie stars, Davis and Grayce don’t meet in the Tourist Center. Davis is roped and dangling from the Needle as part of rescue practice for the Seattle Fire Department. Find out how love blossoms at 520 feet.
Read the romance mystery novel An Inner Fire by – Jacki Delecki releases on November 14th.

Therapy Dogs Helping Kids at Seattle General Hospital

Hello – Mitzi here!  This story reminds me of Henny the firehouse dog in Jacki’s romantic mystery novel “An Inner Fire”.  She is a Labrador Retriever too but she is black – just like me!  Henny is an accelerant dog who helps Fire Investigator Ewan Davis detect arson fires.  She’s very talented and helpful just like therapy dogs!


Smokey Firehouse Dog

Smokey – the Labrador retriever mix from Jacksonville, Ill.  


“..Smokey was found inside a home that was engulfed in flames before she became a firehouse dog. “Smokey’s lifeless body was brought out, and with the efforts of fire and police, she was brought back to life,” wrote her handler lieutenant Todd Warrick. Now Smokey is a training tool to help kids learn how to stop, drop and roll.”.. (TodayShow)

Read more about Smokey HERE!