In the past 30 years, over four thousand firefighters have died on the job. Every day, these brave heroes risk their lives to save others. When there are fires, explosions and disasters, most people will flee and run away from the flame. Firefighters, however, run towards them. If that isn't enough to earn your respect, these pictures will be.
Those who decide to be firefighters are special kinds of people.
They go through hours of rigorous training to do a job that is even more dangerous.
Not only do they save humans, but animals, too.
When disasters strike, firefighters are there to save us.
And most firefighters are volunteers.
Don't take these heroes for granted.
Fighting fires is a dangerous and complex job. Not everyone can do it.
Most work for 50 hours a week. Some work in 24 hour shifts.
Firefighters deserve more praise than they receive. If you know one of these unsung heroes, take time to thank them. Share this article to honor all of the brave firefighters in our country; every time they are on the job, they are risking their lives for you.