If I live to be 100, I don’t know if I will ever…
… see anything as ugly as an emergency vehicle involved in a high-speed crash.
… hear anything as sad as bagpipes being played at a firefighter’s funeral.
… smell anything as bad as burned flesh.
… have as bad a taste in my mouth as when politics are played with firefighter health & safety.
… fully appreciate the sacrifices my family made because I chose to be a firefighter.
Richard B. Gasaway, PhD, EFO, CFO