Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Honor the Heroes

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California is ripe for the burning, as wildfire season kicks in. 

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.

21 comments:

  1. They do incredible work here each and every year. Shamefully a significant number of our fires are deliberately lit.

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    1. It takes an evil and stupid person to think this is "awesome, dude".

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  2. I often wonder how fires start. In my part of the UK we have parkland ruined by vandals who think it is a fun game to set it alight.

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    1. Here it can be arson, dry conditions, lightning, carelessness by campers. And any arsonists caught is charged as severely as law allows. Any fire that has deaths, the guy is charged with manslaughter.

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  3. They are heroes indeed and know/do their job expertly.

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    1. It wakes a special woman or man to take on firefighting.

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  4. And many firemen fall putting out those fires. They are heroes.

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    1. There are no words adequate to describe these men and women.

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  5. Selfless and brave define these hero fireman. Hopefully, California will not have a repeat of last year.

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    1. Oh, dear Lord, keep these fires away.

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  6. Hi Susan - the fire service seems to have its work cut out - but they do do us a great service and protect us, rescue us ... and generally be available to help. Wonderful recognition to honour those heroes ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks, Hillary - When I see what they do without fear, I am humbled.

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  7. Big news locally, a firefighter was killed fighting a blaze. Someone shot him. His funeral has made the local papers. Very sad.

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    1. I hope the killer has been caught.

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  8. The fire service do such a wonderful job.
    While we walk away from the fires, they are going towards them … and never flinch! I salute them, but also offer prayers to keep them safe, and prayers for the families that have lost loved ones.

    All the best Jan

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    1. We have no idea how many fires and lives they save. they are humble.

      They loved my pie.

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  9. I love that you made them a pie! Thank you for that! My husband is a volunteer firefighter, and I know from him they really appreciate things like that.

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    1. Oh, God bless him! It takes a person of courage to take on that job.

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