Sunday, March 23, 2008
I had an opportunity to watch one of the local Fire Departments burn down an old double wide trailer. It gave me a new respect for what these folks do. Once the fire was fully involved, I had to step back and I was already 100 feet or so away. Yet these folks were right up next to it training in heavy canvas outfits. This was a volunteer Fire Department, and they all had regular jobs. They also had been up a good portion of the night on calls.
We don't pay them enough.