Editors Note: For those of you who do not know it, I am also The Fire Critic. I run the blog along with VAFireNews.com and some other sites. I felt compelled to share this story from FireCritic.com and give everyone an account of why I became a firefighter. I hope you enjoy! Below is just an excerpt of the story. Follow the link at the bottom for the complete story.
This post is about why I am a firefighter. This is also my submission to the first episode of the First Due Blog Carnival. I have put off this post as long as possible because I am worried that I will not give proper credence to a topic which really envelopes a large part of my life. So here goesâ€¦
First off I would like to say that I am one of those â€œRun to the Curbâ€ kids. As far back as I can remember, I always turned my neck to watch fire trucks when we drove by. I also ran to the curb to see the fire trucks when they drove by. The trucks and the firemen were larger than life. My childhood was very innocent and I only hope that my children are growing up in a similar World even if us adults know very different.
There I was at the ripe old age of 17. My testing with the high school counselor said that I should be a copâ€¦ugh. The thought of being a cop was intriguing, but much like some people cannot fathom the idea of running into a burning building, I cannot fathom being shot at or worst of all the potential of taking another life in self defense.
I needed to find something different.
Continue reading… I Am A Firefighter Becauseâ€¦ â€“ The Fire Critic.
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