Kurt Kamm Author and Fire Fighter

                                   Kurt Kamm FIREFIGHTER MYSTERY NOVELS 

                                  ONE FOOT IN THE BLACK – Wildland Fire

                                  RED FLAG WARNING – Serial Arson

                                  CODE BLOOD – Paramedic Thriller

                                   HAZARDOUS MATERIAL – Meth Lab Mystery



Winner of the 2012 Hackney Literary Award for an unpublished novel


ONE FOOT IN THE BLACK   (MCM Publishing 2012)

The 2012 USA Best Book Awards – Fiction: General  – Finalist


CODE BLOOD  – MCM Publishing 2011

Writer’s Type -  First Chapter Competition.  January 2011- First Place

2012 International Book Awards -  Fiction: Cross Genre category –  First Place

NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE BOOK AWARDS®  – Faction (fiction based on fact) – WINNER OF THE 2012 AWARD

The 2012 USA Best Book Awards -  Fiction: Horror  WINNER

The 2012 USA Best Book Awards – Fiction: Mystery/Suspense - Finalist

Knoxville Writer’s Guild -  2011 Novella or Novel Excerpt – 2nd Place


RED FLAG WARNING  Aberdeen Bay 2010

The Infinite Writer– Mystery 2010 – First Place

The Written Art Awards -  Mystery/Thriller 2010 – First Place

Royal Dragonfly – Mystery Category 2011 – First  Place

Public Safety Writer’s Association 2010 -  Published Novel – Honorable Mention


About Kurt Kamm

Malibu resident Kurt Kamm has used his contact with CalFire, Los Angeles County Fire Department, Ventura County Fire Department and the ATF, as well as his experience in several devastating local wildfires, to write fact-based firefighter mystery novels. He has attended classes at El Camino Fire Academy and trained in wildland firefighting, arson investigation and hazardous materials response.  He is currently riding with Los Angeles County Fire Department’s famed urban search and rescue task force. He is a graduate of the ATF Citizen’s Academy

One of the Malibu fires, the 60 mile-per-hour Santa Ana wind-driven Canyon Fire, burned to his front door and destroyed the homes of several neighbors. Kamm said the lessons he learned from the County Fire Department while writing his books helped him save his home.

Kurt Kamm has built an avid fan base among first responders. Each of his firefighter mysteries features a firefighter in a particular discipline (wildland, arson investigation, paramedic, hazardous material response, and search and rescue).  His first novel, One Foot in the Black (2008) has become a favorite of firefighters.  Subsequent novels, Red Flag Warning: A Serial Arson Mystery (Aberdeen Bay, 2010) and Code Blood (MCM Publishing, 2012) have won numerous fiction awards (see attached summary). Kamm’s latest book, Hazardous Material, will be released in 2013.  He is currently attending search & rescue training and working on his fifth novel.

For further information on Kurt Kamm visit his first responder/author website   www.kurtkamm.com