Well, it’s official! I’m one of the new members of Syracuse University Ambulance! Time to hit the streets again A S A P!
LODD: Hartford, CT mayor confirms one firefighter killed & second burned in tonight’s fire on Blue Hills Avenue. Two other firefighters injured.
(Photo: Peter Armstrong_Ukiah Daily Journal)
I’ve had my own burnover close call, and this is an important reminder that vehicles can be replaced, BUT YOU CAN NOT!
Watch your safety zones, listen to your lookouts, LCES, 10 Standing Orders, and 18 Watch out’s safe lives!
A time to mourn and a time to rise. God bless our FDNY brothers, great job rising. -The Fire Asylum
The back of an FDNY ambulance in the days after the 9/11 attacks.
I was a freshman in high school. I remember waking up to take the bus to school and there was a weird frenzy in the air. I headed into Bio class and Mr. Davies turned on the tv for us to watch instead of going into normal lecture. I remember him looking at us and saying this: “Today is a day you will never forget. And remember that you were in my Bio class when this happened.” So this post is to remind you guys to appreciate every moment of your life…because life is made up of tiny moments. I love you guys so much. And to all those who are/were affected by this tragedy, you have our whole country’s support. Bless you and your loved ones forever. 🇺🇸 #911 #neverforget
These are some of them, most were golden retrivers and labradors, but also included german shepherds and other breeds. Sadly most are dead now, while many people forget them and don’t spare them a thought.
As people lay dying, trapped and hurt, a team of nearly 100 loyal and courageous search dogs put their lives on the line to help humans. Without them, many more would not have survived, yet few people consider them.
In such a chaotic, terrifying, hot, acrid-smelling, smokey and loud environment, countless human lives depended on their ability to focus, listen, respond to their handlers, and work tirelessly. Stepping over cracked glass, hot tarmac, through flames and thick smoke, being winched over deep ravines, they battled on to seek out survivors and bring them aid.
They worked around the clock, day and night, searching, sniffing, over and over. Not only did they search, but they comforted - many eyewitnesses speak of how the dogs would stop and sit by newly-recovered victims, giving them a sense of hope and relief, before moving on to look for the next. As the situation became desperate, and the rescue workers and fire teams became utterly distraught at the amount of people who were recovered dead, these dogs brought them comfort, sitting with them on breaks, letting them grieve.
Many of these dogs are old, and have passed away. Let us remember the courage and loyalty they showed at such a horrendous event. They didn’t have a choice, but nonetheless they did what was asked of them and helped save countless lives. Don’t let their bravery be forgotten today either, or their determination to be a ‘good dog’ despite the scary and dangerous environment around them.