Things You Save in a Fire is about the major events of female fire-fighter, Cassie Hanwell’s, life. On the night of her 16th birthday, Cassie’s life is forever changed when not one, but two major events occur. From there, she becomes tough, closed off and, ultimately, always prepared to deal with emergencies. This makes her an ideal firefighter, but her being a woman does not.
Eventually Cassie’s life calls her to a Boston firehouse where her femininity is challenged even deeper by their old-school ways and the attractive, new rookie. Can Cassie remain calm? Will she put her career on the line amongst trying to prove herself as a woman in a man’s world? And what exactly is the courageous thing to do in a situation like hers?