I'm seeing an ad here about a book called "FIRE STORM". It's a book about what happened here in Victoria Australia last year, Feb 2009. Perhaps it's only showing because I'm Australian, I don't know, but it shows a comment from a member of FDNY so who knows.
If you see a copy, have a look. It shows the nasty side of our job, the heartache caused by loss of property, loss of friends. Have a look.
I haven't been through my copy yet, that period still hurts too much and I'm not the only firefighter here that feels that way.
The book mentions 'heroes'. Of course it does, but that's a word I dislike intensely, I'm not a hero, I'm a firefighter. I do my best.