A Tribute to Firefighters
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The men and women, who risk their lives daily to keep our homes and communities safe from the damaging and potentially fatal effects of fire, deserve a special tribute. Firefighters are often overworked and underappreciated, yet instead of complaining, more often than not, they tell you how much they love their job. Do we realize how conscientious and dedicated these public servants are to their communities?
Needless to say, fighting fires is intense, difficult, and very dangerous work. Firefighters exercise daily and participate in special training drills to ensure that they are physically ready to meet their arduous tasks when the alarm sounds. These brave individuals often need to walk into a burning building to rescue those who are trapped by the fire. They expose themselves to toxic gases, falling roofs and walls, and of course, the powerful force of fire itself. While saving others, their personal safety is on the line.
Firefighters typically possess interpersonal and social skills as they need to work closely with their colleagues in order to form a united team. Because of their shared attributes, the common obstacles they face, and the numerous hours they spend training together, these professionals often establish bonds that rival those typically found amongst siblings.
Firefighters work very long hours, sometimes living at the fire station for days at a time. They are committed to their jobs and take the work of protecting their communities and each other very seriously. They often volunteer their precious time to schools and other organizations in order to help educate others about the dangers of fires, how to prevent them, and what to do in the event of a fire. Kudos to our firefighters!