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Name: Caroline Paul                                                                 
Born: 29 July 1963                                                                 
Caroline Paul (born July 29, 1963 in New York City) is an American writer of       
fiction and nonfiction. Trained as a journalist and documentary filmmaker at       
Stanford University, she instead pursued a career as a firefighter, as one of       
the first women hired by the San Francisco Fire department. She worked most of     
her career on Rescue 2, where she and her crew were responsible for search and     
rescue in fires. Rescue 2 members were also trained and sent on scuba dive         
searches, rope and rapelling rescues, surf rescues, confined space rescues, all     
hazardous material calls, and the most severe train and car wrecks.                 
Her first book was the nonfiction memoir "Fighting Fire", published in 1998. Her   
second, the novel "East Wind, Rain", was published in 2006. It is based on the     
Niihau Incident, a historical event in which a Japanese pilot crash-landed on       
the private Hawaiian island of Niihau, after the attack on Pearl Harbor.