i was obsessed with police shows. everything related to law enforcement as far back as i can remember. but i never had exposure to much fire dept related. i’ve always appreciated the job they did, but never did i know what i was going to learn.
i am riveted because i have learned so much about what firemen really deal with on a daily basis that i never thought of before. i’ve never needed their help, THANK GOD, so having never really pondered what goes into the life of a fireman (and EMT) i never pictured what they see on a daily basis.
i never imagined what choices they often have to make in a split second.
i never imagined the emotions involved in their jobs on a daily basis.
i ignorantly only had pictured them putting out fires. that’s about it.
i pictured the pumper and the hook & ladder and that was that.
but through the new show Chicago Fire i have had the opportunity to learn so much more about what a fireman deals with on a daily basis.
the lives they save while putting their own at risk.
the terrifying situations they put themselves into daily in order to do their job.
i don’t know that thank you would ever be enough.
i do know that i will never take for granted the job of a firefighter.
i have a few friends that ARE firefighters and you know who you are, and i dedicate this post to you. for all that you do every day that you go to work. for every day that you leave your families to work with your brothers (& sisters) of your firehouse.
and thank you Dick Wolf and NBC for opening my eyes to something I’m ashamed to say i wasn’t realistic about for 38 years. the firemen out there are the true heroes of our world. ❤