I have met some great people along the way. These are all people that do an incredibly hard job in some terrible conditions and horrible weather and often get grief from the people they serve. They still go to work everyday and do things the general public does not know about. I am a pretty jaded person after doing this for as many years as I have and even I am sometimes touched with some of the acts these men and women perform with no thanks.
This brings me to the point of my story. We have National Police Week, National Nurses Week, National EMS Week, but no day or week honoring firefighters. This is a travesty. I know they do their job anyways, none of us do what we do for the recognition. This though makes it even more of a disgrace that they don't get the recognition they deserve.
Remember these images?
These men and women risk their lives for us, they deserve a little formal recognition.
Today is International Firefighters Day. We need to get our Congress and President to finally pass an act setting aside a day or week to honor these good people. Groups have been trying for years, it's past time.
Please go to this site and sign the petition. The petition is being sent to Congress to spur action.
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