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    Everyday Heroes

    I had this sent to me and those of you who are on the job like I am will really appreicate this. Just thought that I would pass the by the good bros at AR!!


    I wish you could know what it is like to search a burning bedroom for
    trapped children at 3 AM, flames rolling above your head, your palms and
    knees burning as you crawl, the floor sagging under your weight as the
    kitchen below you burns.
    I wish you could comprehend a wife's horror at 6 in the morning as I
    check her husband of 40 years for a pulse and find none. I start CPR
    anyway, hoping to bring him back, knowing intuitively it is too late.
    But wanting his wife and family to know everything possible was done to
    try to save his life.
    I wish you knew the unique smell of burning insulation, the taste of
    soot-filled mucus, the feeling of intense heat through your turnout
    gear, the sound of flames crackling, the eeriness of being able to see
    absolutely nothing in dense smoke - sensations that I've become too
    familiar with.
    I wish you could understand how it feels to go to work in the morning
    after having spent most of the night, hot and soaking wet at a multiple alarm.
    I wish you could read my mind as I respond to a building fire "Is this a
    false alarm or a working fire? How is the building constructed? What
    hazards await me? Is anyone trapped?"
    Or to an EMS call, "What is wrong with the patient? Is it minor or life-threatening? Is the caller really in distress or is he waiting for
    us with a 2x4 or a gun?"
    I wish you could be in the emergency room as a doctor pronounces dead
    the beautiful five-year old girl that I have been trying to save during
    the past 25 minutes. Who will never go on her first date or say the
    words, "I love you Mommy" again.
    I wish you could know the frustration I feel in the cab of the engine,
    squad, or my personal vehicle, the driver with his foot pressing down
    hard on the pedal, my arm tugging again and again at the air horn chain,
    as you fail to yield the right-of-way at an intersection or in traffic.
    When you need us however, your first comment upon our arrival will be, "It took you forever to get here!"
    I wish you could know my thoughts as I help extricate a girl of teenage
    years from the remains of her automobile. "What if this was my sister,
    my girlfriend or a friend? What were her parents reaction going to be when they opened the door to find a police officer with hat in hand?"
    I wish you could know how it feels to walk in the back door and greet my
    parents and family, not having the heart to tell them that I nearly did not come back from the last call.
    I wish you could know how it feels dispatching an officer, fireman and
    EMT out and when we call for them and our heart drops because no one answers back or to hear a bone chilling 911 call of a child or wife needing assistance.
    I wish you could feel the hurt as people verbally, and sometimes
    physically, abuse us or belittle what I do, or as they express their
    attitudes of "It will never happen to me."
    I wish you could realize the physical, emotional and mental drain or
    missed meals, lost sleep and forgone social activities, in addition to
    all the tragedy my eyes have seen.
    I wish you could know the brotherhood and self-satisfaction of helping save a life or preserving someone's property, or being able to therein
    time of crisis, or creating order from total chaos.
    I wish you could understand what it feels like to have a little boy
    tugging at your arm and asking, "Is Mommy okay?" Not even being able to
    look in his eyes without tears from your own and not knowing what to say. Or to have to hold back a long time friend who watches his buddy having
    rescue breathing done on him as they take him away in the ambulance. You know all along he did not have his seat belt on. A sensation that I have become too familiar with.
    Unless you have lived with this kind of life, you will never truly understand or appreciate who I am, who we are, or what our job really
    means to us... I wish you could though.
    -author unknown-
    PASS THIS ON TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW AND KEEP SENDING IT ON. APPRECIATE
    AND SUPPORT THE LOCAL EMS WORKERS, FIREFIGHTERS, & LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS IN YOUR AREA. ONE DAY THEY'LL PROBABLY BE SAVING YOUR PROPERTY
    OR YOUR OWN LIFE. WHEN YOU SEE THEM COMING WITH LIGHTS FLASHING, MOVE
    OUT OF THE WAY QUICKLY, THEN PRAY FOR THEM.
    Last edited by Shredz; 01-27-2003 at 03:58 PM.

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    Awsome man. You guys are great and i love you for all the good work you do!

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    Great Post brother!

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    Re: Everyday Heroes

    Originally posted by Shredz
    I had this sent to me and those of you who are on the job like I am will really appreicate this. Just thought that I would pass the by the good bros at AR!!


    I wish you could know what it is like to search a burning bedroom for
    trapped children at 3 AM, flames rolling above your head, your palms and
    knees burning as you crawl, the floor sagging under your weight as the
    kitchen below you burns.
    I wish you could comprehend a wife's horror at 6 in the morning as I
    check her husband of 40 years for a pulse and find none. I start CPR
    anyway, hoping to bring him back, knowing intuitively it is too late.
    But wanting his wife and family to know everything possible was done to
    try to save his life.
    I wish you knew the unique smell of burning insulation, the taste of
    soot-filled mucus, the feeling of intense heat through your turnout
    gear, the sound of flames crackling, the eeriness of being able to see
    absolutely nothing in dense smoke - sensations that I've become too
    familiar with.
    I wish you could understand how it feels to go to work in the morning
    after having spent most of the night, hot and soaking wet at a multiple alarm.
    I wish you could read my mind as I respond to a building fire "Is this a
    false alarm or a working fire? How is the building constructed? What
    hazards await me? Is anyone trapped?"
    Or to an EMS call, "What is wrong with the patient? Is it minor or life-threatening? Is the caller really in distress or is he waiting for
    us with a 2x4 or a gun?"
    I wish you could be in the emergency room as a doctor pronounces dead
    the beautiful five-year old girl that I have been trying to save during
    the past 25 minutes. Who will never go on her first date or say the
    words, "I love you Mommy" again.
    I wish you could know the frustration I feel in the cab of the engine,
    squad, or my personal vehicle, the driver with his foot pressing down
    hard on the pedal, my arm tugging again and again at the air horn chain,
    as you fail to yield the right-of-way at an intersection or in traffic.
    When you need us however, your first comment upon our arrival will be, "It took you forever to get here!"
    I wish you could know my thoughts as I help extricate a girl of teenage
    years from the remains of her automobile. "What if this was my sister,
    my girlfriend or a friend? What were her parents reaction going to be when they opened the door to find a police officer with hat in hand?"
    I wish you could know how it feels to walk in the back door and greet my
    parents and family, not having the heart to tell them that I nearly did not come back from the last call.
    I wish you could know how it feels dispatching an officer, fireman and
    EMT out and when we call for them and our heart drops because no one answers back or to hear a bone chilling 911 call of a child or wife needing assistance.
    I wish you could feel the hurt as people verbally, and sometimes
    physically, abuse us or belittle what I do, or as they express their
    attitudes of "It will never happen to me."
    I wish you could realize the physical, emotional and mental drain or
    missed meals, lost sleep and forgone social activities, in addition to
    all the tragedy my eyes have seen.
    I wish you could know the brotherhood and self-satisfaction of helping save a life or preserving someone's property, or being able to therein
    time of crisis, or creating order from total chaos.
    I wish you could understand what it feels like to have a little boy
    tugging at your arm and asking, "Is Mommy okay?" Not even being able to
    look in his eyes without tears from your own and not knowing what to say. Or to have to hold back a long time friend who watches his buddy having
    rescue breathing done on him as they take him away in the ambulance. You know all along he did not have his seat belt on. A sensation that I have become too familiar with.
    Unless you have lived with this kind of life, you will never truly understand or appreciate who I am, who we are, or what our job really
    means to us... I wish you could though.
    -author unknown-
    PASS THIS ON TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW AND KEEP SENDING IT ON. APPRECIATE
    AND SUPPORT THE LOCAL EMS WORKERS, FIREFIGHTERS, & LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS IN YOUR AREA. ONE DAY THEY'LL PROBABLY BE SAVING YOUR PROPERTY
    OR YOUR OWN LIFE. WHEN YOU SEE THEM COMING WITH LIGHTS FLASHING, MOVE
    OUT OF THE WAY QUICKLY, THEN PRAY FOR THEM.
    Awesome post my fellow brother. Its all too real, but its also worth every moment. Its a great career and I wouldn't give it up for anything.

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    Very good, these people are way under-appreciated and are taken for granted. I know because this just made me realize how much I take them for granted. God bless to all of them...

    peace

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    Originally posted by Farmer
    Very good, these people are way under-appreciated and are taken for granted. I know because this just made me realize how much I take them for granted. God bless to all of them...

    peace
    you took the words right out of my mouth.

    keep up the good work!
    peace
    symatech

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    Bump!!

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    I'll bump this for all the hero's that make our lives better.

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    don't flame me guy's but ive always wanted to be a cop..there must be a certain degree of satisfaction you would get by dedicating your life to helping people everyday...risking your life for people you don't know...thats respectable in my book...firefighters, paremedics, cops..those are the people who you need when your at your worst....to any of the following public servants on this board (other than the feds and customs.... you bastards keep getting my orders)..i appreciate all you have done and all that you do to make our lives safer...thanks...Madmax..

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    heros

    found this awhile back...
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    great post bump

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