You're nowhere near the fire." Firefighters today rescued a man who was badly injured in a car accident. A crowed gathered round and watched as the firefighter frantically pumped on the boys chest. Each time the firefighter pumped more water came out.
Luckily there was a firefighter by the lake who swam out and pulled the boy up onto the beach and began CPR.
The longer you are in the fire service—and particularly if you start a family of your own—certain calls seem to hit home more than others.
Like the Detroit firefighter, I too wish my mind could forget what my eyes have seen.
opens with the line, "I once heard a Detroit firefighter say “I wish my mind could forget what my eyes have seen.” I’ve been thinking about that statement for a while now and have come to appreciate someone else saying and thinking the same thing as me.
I’ve been in the fire service now for more than 20 years and have seen my fair share of pain and suffering, and have been left questioning why these things happen.
While in the army, Ian attempted to steal a helicopter, and is now a wanted criminal on (at least) two charges: attempted theft of government property and impersonating his older brother, Phillip Gallagher.Ian has been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder; he currently refuses to visit the doctor and does not believe he needs to take medication.For these reasons his behaviour has been erratic and out of control, worrying his family.Ian is not as intelligent as Lip, but he is more physically fit and has an excellent work ethic in nearly everything he does.He is often uncertain of what he wants to do in his life, but once he makes a goal for himself he goes after it 100 percent. When his older brother Lip discovers a cache of gay pornography in the room they share, he first confronts Ian with it and then sets him up to receive oral sex from Karen Jackson, a neighbor whom Lip tutors.Keeping It Inside Most firefighters won’t let you know that a call bothered them when, in fact, the details (and how it relates to their own family) may be eating them up inside.