What is a fire fighter?
A fire fighter is your neighbor: one who has never gotten over the excitement of engines, sirens, and danger. A fire fighter is a person like all of us, someone with wants, worries, and unfulfilled dreams. Still, a fire fighter is a cut above, who puts it all on the line when the bell rings, and becomes at once the most fortunate and the least fortunate of us. Fire fighters save lives because tragedy leaves its mark on memory. Fire fighters are gentle to keep the power of violence and chaos in control. Fire fighters appreciate the simple pleasures of life - hot coffee held in numb, unbending fingers - a warm bed for bone and muscle compelled beyond feeling - the camaraderie of the brave - the peace and selfless service of a job well done in the name of all. Fire fighters don't preach selflessness, they live it.