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Meet the Author of Beneath the Flames

Gregory Lee Renz
Classroom - Lower Level
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The first rule of firefighting is to never enter a burning building alone. Sometimes rules must be broken, much like writing.

Fire Captain Gregory Lee Renz was involved in a dramatic rescue of two boys from their burning bedroom. He received a series of awards including induction into the Wisconsin Fire and Police Hall of Fame. In 2008 Captain Renz retired, exchanging his turnout gear for a writing desk to pursue his passion, storytelling.

His book, Beneath the Flames, was inspired by two little girls who lived across from his inner-city fire station. Those two girls stayed in his thoughts over the years, demanding he tell.

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library. Copies of Beneath the Flames will be available for purchase.

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