Safe Wishes for Firefighters
One of my uncle's is a firefighter. When I was in university I did a course in organizational behaviour and I had to interview someone and write about it. I choose to interview my uncle. It was an eye opener for as to a number of the issues they deal with. Safety first is what my uncle repeated over and over. The cohesiveness bonds between the members that develop due to having your life and safety in the hands of another impressed me. I had not really thought about what it must be like to have to deal with tragic death on a regular basis. I know that I haven't dealt with tragic death all that well. Being on call in schools even though you don't know the kids, it seems like schools are frequently having services for kids that have died. Usually there isn't a dry eye in the room and then you are supposed to get back to the lesson... I suppose in the last 3-4 years that was made worst by having two sets of friends in the same month lose their child and having a childhood friend's 30 year unsolved murder go to trial. This was a good year, I didn't have to deal with any youth death. Firemen deal with recovering bodies and they have meetings after fires to help them deal with it.
Today Financial Armageddon has a story about with the increase in vacant homes there has been an increase in suspect fires. (http://www.financialarmageddon.com/2008/07/all-fired-up.html) The safety issue for firefighters is being reported.
Where people get the idea that arson is a solution...