Dave Pamah encourages people to embrace adversity and learn from it instead of fighting against it.
Author and firefighter (Rtd.) turns a wealth of personal experience into practical advice in his new self-help book, “Firefighting from Within: How to Master the Tools of Life even during Tough Times”. After successfully standing against bullying at school and in the workplace and going through tough times in the face of adversity, Pamah felt inspired to make a difference.
Dave Pamah, a firefighter, faced a lot of extreme situations in his work, emotionally, mentally and physically. He has also had to face bullying and discrimination throughout his life, primarily regarding his dyslexia. As a working firefighter, he thought it would be useful to use his profession as an analogy for the content of his book. He found the secret to getting past negative situations: embrace the adversity and then rise above it. The only way to take the power away from the pain is to learn from it and prepare for any future stressful scenarios.
About the author
Dave Pamah has a passion, a passion to help others. In early school years, like many children, Dave was the subject of bullying and decided that the way to ‘fight back’ was to help others who had been in the same position.
Turning to athletics at the tender age of 10, Dave learned that physical activity and nutrition is important for wellbeing, the investment paid off as Dave competed in many high profile events and retired from serious competition at the age of 33. He still continues to follow the discipline of physical activity and nutrition.
As a working firefighter for 25 years, his drive to help people not only spanned the general public, when the brave crews had to attend some horrific scenes, but also that of his fellow colleagues, as Union Learning Representative for his trade union, Fire Brigades Union (FBU). Here he provided the advice and support to union members about their training, educational and developmental needs.
Taking lessons learned from his colourful life of athletics and as a member of a tough workforce, Dave has battled for equality and now wants to help people, there is no specific person, this is help that will see everyday people, with everyday issues find some resolve in his words.
Dave is author of the book ” Firefighting from within“. In the book, Dave shares the ups and downs of life, many thrown at him from a young age and which he has learned to deal with. He quotes ‘We are always learning and growing, so now I want to share it’.