What is a Firefighter?
What is a firefighter? He's the guy next door who always helps you when in need. He's the first one to offer support when you struggle. He's just like you and me with a wife, kids, joy, worries and problems. He's a regular guy yet he stands taller than most of us. He's a fireman...the luckiest yet unluckiest guy you will ever meet.
He's a man that saves lives yet he's seen too much death. He is a compassionate man because he has seen so much heartache. He is a peaceful man because he has seen the unbridled power of uncontrolled violence. He is a lover of children and their passion for life because his arms have held too many small bodies that will never make it to adulthood. He knows how it feels to do something for someone that can never begin to repay them. He doesn't preach the brotherhood and sacrifice of man...he lives it.
God bless the men and women who take on this humble passion. Watch over thier families and friends that loan us this honorable man so that he may save one more structure, one more life. Let him feel our thankful, heartfelt prayers as they enter dangerous territory to protect the things we value most.