|To protect and serve|
Arizona fire in 2013. 19 firemen died, one survived.
Wildfires in California cannot be described in enough words. Only one actually nails it: deadly.
|Taken four hours ago, 12/19|
What are sad statistics?
As of October, forty three had died. Now, here in December, the numbers are still being confirmed. And the acreage burned can be found at this site: information gathered summer through winter .
Firefighters. Medical personnel. Police and state support. All are a family, united by their dedication and self-less service. When one dies, all grieve.
Recently, in the Thomas wildfire, one fireman died. Cory Iverson was a veteran firefighter and his death was felt by all those who knew and respected him. In that loss and tragedy, his family of friends and co-workers honored him in this way.
Across overpasses from Ventura to San Diego were as outstanding and impressive as these are. Not enough space can be alloted for such dedication.
Rejoice in Christmas! Rejoice for love of family! Rejoice for those who honor and remember!
Below is a clear demonstration of family.
P.S. The movie, "Only the Brave", also honors the memories of a "Hot Shot" team of firefighters who perished in the Yarnell fire on Granite Mountain located near Prescott, AZ in 2013.