THE CALL TO DUTY

The call to duty....

The will to save....

The courage to overcome....

The ability to stare death in its face....

What is it that special ingredient that makes up our firefighter? You know the one I’m referring to....

As others run away from the horror, they run toward it. Determined to save as many as possible from such a horrible fate. Determined to rob the victims and their families of experiencing the ultimate pain. The “You go, I go” bond that will not be broken. The inability to leave a brother behind. The unselfish act of saving someone from dying alone rather than save themselves. The ability to give their all, even when all odds are against them. The drive to continue the search. The need to go back into the fire, no matter what the cost.

So I ask again.... What is that special ingredient? Although I cannot say for sure, I believe it can only be found in a gift that is awarded from heaven above. That is often passed down from generation to generation. That is preserved only for those special souls with the ability to fulfill its task.

So to all of those who possess this ingredient…

I Thank You!

I thank you for the ability to do what so many others can only admire.

For the ability to actually carry out your daily tasks.

For the lives you have saved, and for those of you who have died trying.

For no greater gift is that of life, and to sacrifice your own for another undisputedly holds the highest honour!

God Bless our Firefighters!

Renee Mesogianes