I Admire Firefighters

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    Once a Hero...

    Back when I was first married, my husband was finishing his term in the military so he could qualify to be a firefighter. After he came back from Iraq, he just couldn't handle the non hero jobs. It was a bit of a come down from being out in Iraq doing his thing and coming back...
    Tekkamaki Tekkamaki
    31-35
    3 Responses Aug 5, 2008

    They Are Brave

    it takes a lot of courage to run in a building that everyone else is running out.
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself
    36-40
    1 Response Apr 2, 2009

    I received a call this morning

    and one of my coworkers lost his wife inside their burning home. He had put a heat lamp in the garage for his pets and it got knocked over onto some paint. He was asleep on the end of the house closest to the garage and his wife was asleep on the far end of the house. He...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Jan 8, 2015

    Thanks For The Posts!

    Doing This As A Career Just Want To Say A Quick Thanks For The Stories And Posts You All Have Said Here! THANK YOU.
    JDff954 JDff954
    22-25, M
    Oct 1, 2013

    I admire firefighters.

    Anyone who is willing to risk their lives on a day to day basis just by going to work is a hero in my mind. Someone who is willing to run into a burning building to help someone's family is courageous in my opinion.
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 3, 2014

    For My Friend, Rr13

    I don't have a story of how I was helped by a firefighter.  Now, I do live in California--wild fire country, and I have family members who are firefighters.  Both are brave men who put their lives on the line more often than I'd like to think of a family member doing...
    Jennie5 Jennie5
    36-40, F
    7 Responses Dec 18, 2009

    The Fire Rescue

    This is by my friend Miranda. :) I was sleeping in my one story house with my sister, Lucy (5). my brothers, Benjamin (9) and Nicky (4) were sleeping down the hall. My mother was up working. Who knows wher father is. Probably drinking. All I know, is that at 11:00 pm that night...
    NarutoShippudenFanGirl NarutoShippudenFanGirl
    16-17, F
    Apr 5, 2013

    They Are A Rare Breed

    I admire firefighters. I know I could not do their job. I appreciate and respect them and what they do. They go above and beyond the call of duty to save everyone in the household. In 2006, on good friday, my now late husband and I were out to dinner with some friends celebrating...
    Bubbles48509 Bubbles48509
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 15, 2013
    unanymous1 unanymous1
    46-50, M
    1 Response Feb 14, 2015

    they should receive money

    as much as some sports player but sadly , it isn´t that way , such an injust world :(
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 4, 2014

    Here Is Practical Explanation About Next Life, Purpose Of Human Life, Philosophical/Religious Facts, Theories Etc.

    Practical Explanation ( For Example ) :- `1st of all can you tell me every single seconds detail from that time when you born ?? ( i need every seconds detail ?? that what- what you have thought and done on every single second ) can you tell me every single detail of your `1...
    Haribol2332 Haribol2332
    22-25, M
    Nov 25, 2013
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Apr 27, 2015

    Speaking of firefighters,

    my father and I both worked on the Livonia Fire Dept at the same time - one of my life highlights. Yet now I am in the Mich Dept of Corrections taking care of the mentally ill -- DISNEY WORLD and they PAY ME to come in... :)
    oldermanlookingforwomen oldermanlookingforwomen
    61-65, M
    Jan 30, 2014

    My Life Is Around Firefighters

    I love firefighters i always did they are risk takers they risk their life to save us when they die we always say gone but never forgotten
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 24, 2012

    The Firefighters Prayer

    When I am called to duty, God, whenever flames may rage; Give me strength to save some life, whatever be its age. Help me embrace a little child before it is too late Or save an older person from the horror of that fate. Enable me to be alert and hear the weakest shout...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 17, 2012

    I Admire Firefighters

    I will always admire people who risks their life to try and save others. They also have to deal with the ones they couldn't save which would be heartbreaking I can't even imagine seeing someone burned and in pain. (don't want to imagine actually)  
    BeTheBestMe BeTheBestMe
    36-40, F
    1 Response Dec 30, 2008

    Another Group of Heroes

    Just like our military and the police, firemen are heroes. It is true they are there to protect and serve. The come and run into serious life-threatning situations without hesitation ... to save people and limit the destruction that's occurring. Fires. Hazardous materials...
    Josie06 Josie06
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Oct 29, 2008

    Over My Shoulder

    I've never fully recovered from my encounter with a Firefighter on a training exercise at work.  I was one of several eager volunteers.  I don't suppose being hoisted over the shoulder during a real event is nearly as much fun.  But I am sure glad I had the chance to practice...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 2, 2011

    To the Brave Firefighters

    You are  courageous to fight all kinds of fires. You  go.  
    mother1983 mother1983
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jul 18, 2008

    I Once Had A Small Moment In My Brain Where I Wanted To Be One

    I definitely support firefighters. Anyone who has the guts to jump into a burning building engulfed in flames that might collapse on top of you is to me someone that should always be honored. I once had a thought of being one, but I know deep down I don't think I could go...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response May 5, 2011

    They are incredible! They risk their lives

    for us, saving animals and people, words can't describe how amazing I find that. I have nothing but respect for what they do!
    GamerDustBunny GamerDustBunny
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 24, 2014

    Haven't Needed One So Far

    My uncle is an ex-firefighter and everyday of his career was an act of bravery. We live in a small town so there wasn't plenty of big fires to always deal with, but every incident that required his help always had risks that we couldn't dream of. People like him are so brave and...
    SammyCymru SammyCymru
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 29, 2009

    Of Course

    More so because of my dad, I'm sure. I have pictures of some of the fires he went to. I've heard some of the stories he's told about his days at work. My mom actually told him to stop telling her about his day because she couldn't handle all the gore. I never heard the really...
    kleisse kleisse
    22-25, F
    Oct 16, 2008

    Mark'S Courage In The Flames

    Mark (8) awoke one night (1:00 am) in his small house in Vietnam. He was burning hot. He climbed down from his top bunk to get help from his older sister Jessica (11). He lightly tapped his sister. She awoke, just as hot as he was. As they walked down the hall, Jessica spotted...
    NarutoShippudenFanGirl NarutoShippudenFanGirl
    16-17, F
    Jun 29, 2013

    My Ex Was A Firefighter

    I lived with a volunteer fireman for 16 yrs and I now the things he gave up in order to be in that position.I also know how much he loved doing it .The late night calls, middle of day runs.He loved what he did and people loved him for being there.I don't think alot of people...
    abbygabbygal abbygabbygal
    41-45, F
    1 Response Aug 8, 2011

    Support Firefighters

        I support firefights. They do so much to keep people safe. They put their lives on hold to put out fires. My uncle used to be a firefighter. but now he is retired. He did really good for Westvalley, Utah. I liked all that he did. I like to pray for the...
    acjf acjf
    22-25, F
    Sep 23, 2010

    They are known as heroes To save the day.

    At the sound of the alarm, They’re on the way. Strong, brave, Stout and daring. Kind, humble, Giving and caring. Humanitarians, They could be called Risking their lives For the sake of all. They’re firefighters, As you might know. And when duty calls, They...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Aug 3, 2014

    “a Mother’s Prayer”

    “A Mother’s Prayer”The alarm goes off, ready to go, all with no hesitationTime to save a soul or a home, straight to that destinationThis prayer’s for my son, as that fire callsProtecting the innocent and fighting flaming wallsGuide him with your strength, the courage to...
    Livinginpeace Livinginpeace
    41-45, F
    Apr 6, 2012
    kevinhart245 kevinhart245
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 16, 2015

    For as long as I could remember I've always been

    so infatuated with firemen, even to this day lmao❤️ there's just something about them that makes them sooo attractive like ugh I don't even know what it is I just love them😍 literally everyone that knows me knows that I love firefighters and I swear to everyone that imma...
    Neshaxo Neshaxo
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jun 24, 2014

    Absolutely!

    Well, of course, growing up as a child, every child admires their occupational hero, firefighters, soldiers, policemen, sometimes even doctors, but alot of times (I think) this old love of these people dies or fades as one gets older and life's more "important" issues...
    Neur0ticism Neur0ticism
    18-21, F
    Oct 16, 2008

    I have the upmost respect

    for all emergency service workers(police, fire and ems). I have been a firefighter for the past 17 years!! I started out at the age of 16 still in high school. I was a fire practice and taking fire class as my classmates play sports. I have been to over two dozen fire...
    nicedude291 nicedude291
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Dec 14, 2014
    bandit5320 bandit5320
    31-35, M
    Jul 4, 2015

    I Do

    I'd run into a burning building or car for someone but not sure if I could do it for a living. They are strong and brave and admired by me!   A friend of mine just retired from the local FD and another is interested in joining so I have introduced them to see if one can...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 12, 2008

    The Bold and the Brave

    Firefighters I Salute you! California has been burning for weeks. Thunderstorms and dry conditions have caused loss of life and the destruction of forests and homes. There were 1000 fires burning at one time. This one is a monster. Choppers got firefighters and supplies...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth
    46-50, F
    39 Responses Jul 18, 2008

    All Of Them

    why would you not show respect who else is going to run into a burning building while others are running in the opposite direction. The answer not many at all. volunteer or paid they all need to be respected, unless they are the ones setting the fires then they need help.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 18, 2012
    mjf214 mjf214
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 11

    Ex-fire Fighter

    I was a volunteer fire fighter in TN. All Fire fighters are brothers and sisters to me. I know what they all go though ecspecially on a structure fire. I am also in the military and looking to get shipped out to BCT/AIT next month on the 14th. Fire fighters, police, emts, and all...
    PvtWebb PvtWebb
    26-30
    2 Responses Dec 14, 2008

    Thank You From Co!

    I just want to thank all of the firefighters that answered the call from a city in need. The Waldo Canyon Fire was one of the scariest fires I have ever seen in my life. In my 25 years of living in Colorado, I don't remember there being wildfire that spread into a residential...
    strangersnthenite strangersnthenite
    22-25, F
    Jul 13, 2012

    What is not to love? They are usually cute

    and what they do is awesome
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 11, 2014

    It's awful to know what going on around me.

    Police and firefighters not getting paid for their work and bravery. Promises failed over greed and lies. They put their lives on the line every day. They could stop and quit but they don't. They have so much to leave behind and people take advantage of that. To be engulfed in a...
    Goddessamereion Goddessamereion
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 29

    Okay let's get this straight I use to admire

    them. Until one department made me feel so uncomfortable I had to quit because I couldn't even train. Then I went back to a fire department I got kicked off of. So to those who admire fighters... Yes they are heroes, yes they do save lives. But what they don't tell u is how they...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 18, 2015
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