{November 20, 2012}   Trying Day


So I found out this evening while at the hospital for a meeting that one of the victims from this mornings fire passed away. He was an elderly gentleman who was in bad shape from smoke inhalation and burns. We saved one and we lost one. I don’t believe I will ever get used to people dying right under my nose, but I won’t give up or “get enough” of trying to help them. For every one lost, there are a hundred who are better because of us in Fire & EMS. With the Holidays coming up we will get more calls. I was going through old run sheets this morning after the fire and the number of attempted and successful suicides triples between November and February. The number of fire calls (fires/CO2) almost quadruples. On Thursday, Thanksgiving, there will be only myself and two others available for calls. Let’s hope everyone stays safe and healthy.

Friendly reminder: check to make sure your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms are working!!!

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