Last year was a record for the wildfires suffered in California. One fire lasted two months, finally reaching containment in December. It was huge in the numbers of deaths and acreage of land burned.
What kept more from dying and homes from being burned? Firefighters. Heroes.
This week is Fireman Week, and should be honored by all. Please remember this, and thank every firemen you see or meet.
History of Firemen from 1920s, 6 minutes long
Brave then, and brave now.
They don't even flinch. 3 minutes long
Our community of elderly people (we are the age of their children) depends on the vigilance of the firemen just down the street. They are live-savers, literally.
There is a homemade strawberry rhubarb pie from my kitchen with their names on it.