Packed with dramatic action and romance, vulnerability and inspiration, The Rescuer is a compelling true story of a heroic firefighter forced to confront an emergency even he can't handle: saving himself. In this book, Jason details the series of traumatic emergency calls he encounters, while weaving his experience with depression into each story.
Jason Sautel had it all. Confident in his abilities, trusted by his firefighting brothers, and nationally recognized for his heroism, he was making a name for himself on the mean streets of Oakland, California. There was no emergency he couldn't handle, and his adrenaline-fueled job helped him forget the suicidal thoughts of his dark childhood . . . until the day he looked into the eyes of a jumper on the Bay Bridge and came face to face with an evil he recognized in his own heart.
In the following months, a series of traumatic emergency calls--some successful, others haunting failures--drove Jason into a deep depression. Even as he threw himself into his work as the model firefighter, he sank deeper and deeper, realizing he could never rescue everyone . . . or even save himself. Just as he was ready to take his own life, Jason began to see hints of hope: the relentless power of love. Jason's story of courage, faith, and redemption tells us that no matter the situation, there's always room to come back.