Most people would rather be safe than sorry. They’d rather put off making decisions until it’s too late. And most people only care about themselves.
They worry about their own safety, but not about others. They worry about themselves, but not about the people who depend upon them.
Yet firefighters are different. Firefighters are willing to risk their lives to save others.
In fact, firefighting is dangerous work. In every city there are stories of heroic men and women risking their lives to protect strangers.
These heroes are called firefighters.
There are many reasons why firefighters go into danger. Some are motivated by guilt. Others are driven by compassion. But whatever their motivation, these brave souls understand something that most people miss.
Every decision made by firefighters has consequences. Every choice they make could mean life or death for other people.
For this reason, firefighters are trained to accept responsibility. They’re taught to act with courage.
They’re taught to look out for the well being of everyone involved. And they’re taught to leave no one behind.
Because if they don’t, the firefighter might be the last thing standing between a building and an inferno. And even though that firefighter might be terrified, he or she will also be thinking about the people who depend on him or her.
And that’s why firefighters are true heroes.