I'm at the firehall, sitting on the bumper of my truck, after changing our station sign to read, "Our thoughts are with Arizona Firefighters". Let me tell you, after a "close call" of my own, back in February, this really is true. This group of guys paid the ultimate sacrifice to try to make others safe. It's not often we think about our mortality, or the inherent dangers we all face when going into work, but every now and then, a call or incident like this really hits home. Unfortunately, there's nothing we can do to bring this group of 19 back, but we can think of their families and friends who now have a hole inside of them. Maybe we can help heal the scar left on their hearts through positive thinking and even prayer, if you are a religious person. Regardless, keep these brave men in mind.
I want to say thank you for your service, to the men who gave their lives - your brothers are thinking about you today.