The Sixty Second Story is a gripping and emotional tribute to Canada’s first responders – the professionals and volunteers who repeatedly risk their lives in the face of danger and death.
The book pays homage to a father, to the fallen, and to those who respond when the alarm sounds. It also frankly discusses the impact of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and critical incident stress (CIS) on both first responders and their families. Discussions with veteran firefighters and a former Halifax police officer take the reader back to incidents dating from the 1950s like they happened yesterday. The police officer’s suicide attempt led him to a second career helping first responders living with PTSD and CIS.
About the author
Janice Landry is an award-winning Halifax journalist who has received three national awards for her mental health advocacy, books, and writing. She has worn numerous hats during her 35-year career: radio traffic reporter, television reporter and anchor, university instructor, script writer and video producer, strategic communications, mentor, conference host/presenter, magazine writer, social media management, among other duties.
The author worked for four years with Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency as writer/editor of its Feedline magazine. Janice started writing books in tribute to her late father, Capt. Basil (Baz) Landry, M.B. of the former Halifax Fire Department.