Expressing Gratitude For Volunteer Firefighters and EMS
Earlier there was a piece on First Responders. l'd like to add to that. This small sentiment will get you right in the heart.
From California Casualty:
Question: Oh you're a firefighter, paramedic or EMT? That's cool. I wanted to do that when I was a kid. What do you make?
Answer: WHAT DO I MAKE?
"I make holding your hand seem like the biggest thing in the world when I'm cutting you out of a car. I can make 5 minutes seem like a life time when I go in a burning house to save your family. I make those annoying sirens seem like angels when you need them. I can make your children breathe when they stop. I can help you survive a heart attack. I make myself get out of bed at 3am to risk my life to save people I've never met. Today I might make the ultimate sacrifice to save your life. I make a difference, what do you make?"
That says it all. Thank you, and thank you again.