just got back from a call and had to talk about it.
I think just about every ff knows that we are never really appreciated by the public until they need us. Thats fine, I'm not a ff for the public's adoration. I do it because I love it!!!!!
Anyway, When I was still in high school, a few years back now; there was a kid that thought he was just the hottest shit on the planet, the typical jock type that just always found a way to piss me off. lol anyway, after highschool, I would see him around every now and then and he would almost always mention the fact that he thought our towns fire department was just a bunch of clowns with gear in big red trucks.
Well.... some of you may have figured out where I am going with this lol... When the pager went off tonight for a single car MVC with injuries, i took off to the station and jumped on the rescue, heart pumping fast like always lol...
We get on scene and who do I find but this same kid being helped to the rig by the medics that were already on scene. The BRAND NEW ford ranger held up considerably well for being rolled over in a cornfield. LOL So... after securing the vehicle and getting the numbers, I walked up to IC and asked what they wanted from me. I couldnt help but smile when the chief told me that the medics wanted an extra set of hands for the ride up to the hospital. I casually walked over to the rig and hopped in the back, looked at the pt. and just smiled at him as he sat there crying for his mom who then came in the side door of the bus. It was an interesting ride to the hospital watching this kid (who always acted like such a badass) cry in his moms hands the whole way. LOL
Anyway... whats the point of this you ask???? There really isnt one.
Just had to talk about it cuz i'm still sitting here smiling.