I read the news with great sadness. 18 fellow firefighters have perished in the line of duty while fighting an out of control wildland fire in Arizona. To their families: words cannot heal the devastating loss. Be proud of them. They are true heroes who fought a hard battle. To the firefighters left behind: always remember the reason we do this job. It’s never easy. Carry your brothers and sisters close to your heart, they’re still fighting with you from Heaven. To the firefighters who lost the battle: thank you. Rest easy, we’ll take it from here.

{November 8, 2012}   Heroes

Heroes come in all shapes, sizes, and occupations. They come from all different races, religions and backgrounds. But in their hearts they’re all the same: fighting to help and protect unselfishly for others.

A fellow firefighter/EMT shared this on FaceBook and I wanted to share it here on my blog because it touched me so deeply. It’s a long video, but it’s worth the time to watch it.

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