The Big Picture

We respond to call every day, we know the chances of it being someone we know, or even that it may be a child.

We will respond, that is our job. Yet we feel this pain inside, when life is lost.

Knowing that we did all that we could, yet wondering, what did we miss.

The calls are sometimes large, and several people are involved.

We get together to talk about what we have seen and what we thought.

We feel better but still not whole.

That takes days and sometimes weeks.

Then we get a call, someone is in trouble.

We do what we are trained to do, life is saved.

Today we understand why we are here, and what our purpose is.

We can't save everyone, but we do make a difference by trying.


Author: Chief Jeff A. Stricklin.