What to Know When You Marry a Firefighter with Mike & Anne Gagliano
It’s not easy to be married to a firefighter. Whether you’re the wife or a husband of one, you know it can be tough to deal with emotionally. And if you’re thinking of marrying a firefighter, you need to understand that there’s more to it than the one-hour orientation class the department offers you. A lot more. That’s why Mike and Anne Gagliano wrote a book and frequently speak around the country about how they’ve made it work for 35 years. Mike retired as a captain with Seattle Fire after 30 years of experience in the fire service. He has written a bunch of articles for fire service magazines and websites. He’s also co-author of the book “Air Management for the Fire Service.” Anne is his co-author of their book, "Challenges of the Firefighter Marriage." Mike and Anne Gagliano joined me to talk about what they’ve learned over the years.