There may be more than 300,000 professional firefighters in the U.S., but they all have one thing in common; they all think alike. Each and every one of them is dedicated to serving humanity with integrity and honesty. They are daring, heroic, brave, and not afraid to put their lives at risk to save others. Their work is dangerous, but the joy and satisfaction they get from helping people out of dangerous situations is what keeps them going and adamant to perform their duty right, sincerely, and with full responsibility.
Just like anyone watching these brave men and women rescuing people from tall buildings engulfed in flames, you may think, “It’s so risky, how do they do it? What are they thinking? Aren’t they afraid?” You’ll be surprised to know that they don’t consider their job risky and laugh when they are referred to as heroes. The thought of dying on the fire line is so farfetched to them, they often find the idea comedic, not because they are delusional for thinking that fire is not risky, but because they feel if they start getting worried about their safety, they will not be able to perform their duties with justice.
Obviously, firefighters are trained professionals. They come with this mindset because they work as a team; have the knowledge, the know-how, skills, equipment, and expertise to battle even the most dangerous fire situations with confidence and without fear. They know how to act on a fire and how to approach; to overcome and control fire and save lives. Since they are trained professionally and properly geared, it’s easier for them to combat such situations on a daily basis without any worries and concerns about their safety.
For them it may not be risky but we’ve seen many firefighters lose their lives in the quest of saving others, and there is no denial that their job comes with great risk and danger. Their selfless attitude in serving the community and taking risks is worth appreciating and applauding. We take pride in our firefighters for helping and saving millions who have been trapped in fire-related and other emergency situations timely and with courage.
For more information on firefighters, how to cope with fire-related situations or for emergency services get in touch with San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association.
Call us at 1-800-399-2000.