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I wish you knew............... (written by one who
> > does)
> >
> > I wish you could know what it is like to search a
> > burning bedroom for trapped children at 3 AM, flames
> > rolling above your head, your palms and knees
> > burning as you crawl, the floor sagging under your
> > weight as the kitchen below you burns.
> >
> > I wish you could comprehend a wife's horror at 6
> > in the morning as I Check her husband of 40 years
> > for a pulse and find none. I start CPR anyway,
> > hoping to bring him back, knowing intuitively it is
> > too late. But wanting his wife and family to know
> > everything possible was done to try to save his
> > life.
> >
> > I wish you knew the unique smell of burning
> > insulation, the taste of soot-filled mucus, the
> > feeling of intense heat through your turnout gear,
> > the sound of flames crackling, the eeriness of being
> > able to see absolutely nothing in dense
> > smoke-sensations that I've become too familiar with.
> >
> >
> > I wish you could read my mind as I respond to a
> > building fire "Is this A false alarm or a working
> > fire? How is the building constructed? What Hazards
> > await me? Is anyone trapped?"
> >
> > Or to call, "What is wrong with the patient? Is it
> > minor or life-threatening? Is the caller really in
> > distress or is he waiting for us with a 2x4 or a
> > gun?"
> >
> > I wish you could be in the emergency room as a
> > doctor pronounces dead The beautiful five-year old
> > girl that I have been trying to save during the Past
> > 25 minutes, who will never go on her first date or
> > say the words, "I Love you Mommy" again.
> >
> >
> > I wish you could know the frustration I feel in the
> > cab of the engine, squad or my personal vehicle, the
> > driver with his foot pressing down hard on the
> > pedal, my arm tugging again and again at the air
> > horn chain, as you fail ! to yield the right-of-way
> > at an intersection or in traffic. When you need us
> > however, your first comment upon our arrival will
> > be, "It took! you forever to get here!"
> >
> > I wish you could know my thoughts as I help
> > extricate a girl of teenage years from the remains
> > of her automobile. "What if this was my daughter,
> > sister, my girlfriend or a friend? What were her
> > parents reaction going to be when they opened the
> > door to find a police officer with hat in hand?"
> >
> > I wish you could know how it feels to walk in the
> > back door and greet My parents and family, not
> > having the heart to tell them that I nearly did Not
> > come back from the last call.
> >
> > I wish you could know how it feels dispatching
> > officers, firefighters And EMT's out and when we
> > call for them and our heart drops because no one
> > answers back or to here a bone chilling 911 call of
> > a child or wife needing assistance.
> >
> > I wish you could feel the hurt as people verbally,
> > and sometimes physically, abuse us or belittle what
> > I do, or as they express their attitudes of "It will
> > never happen to me."
> >
> > I wish you could realize the physical, emotional
> > and mental drain or Missed meals, lost sleep and
> > forgone social activities, in addition to all the
> > tragedy my eyes have seen.
> >
> > I wish you could know the brotherhood and
> > self-satisfaction of helping Save a life or
> > preserving someone's property, or being able to be
> > there in Time of crisis, or creating order from
> > total chaos.
> >
> > I wish you could understand what it feels like to
> > have a little boy Tugging at your arm and asking,
> > "Is Mommy okay?" Not even being able to look in His
> > eyes without tears from your own and not knowing
> > what to say. Or to have to hold back a long time
> > friend who watches his buddy having CPR done on him
> > as they take him away in the Medic Unit. You know
> > all along he did not have his ! seat belt on. A
> > sensation that I have become too familiar with.
> >
> > Unless you have lived with this kind of life, you
> > will never truly understand or appreciate who I am,
> > we are, or what our job! really means to us...I wish
> > you could though.
> >
> >
> >
> > KEEP SENDING THIS ON. APPRECIATE AND SUPPORT THE
> > LOCAL EMS WORKERS, 911 DISPATCHERS, FIREFIGHTERS,
> > and LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS IN YOUR AREA.
> >
> > ONE DAY THEY'LL PROBABLY BE SAVING YOUR PROPERTY
> > OR YOUR OWN LIFE. WHEN YOU SEE THEM COMING WITH
> > LIGHTS FLASHING, MOVE OUT OF THE WAY QUICKLY, THEN
> > PRAY FOR THEM!
 
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