Letters to the Editor: October 2020

Issue 10 and Volume 173.

A Firefighter No More, But Forever More A Firefighter No more shall I be called a paid or volunteer firefighter for I will be known as a retired firefighter, No more will I fly to the truck as the tones drop, No more will I check for that faint heartbeat I so want to hear, No more will I cut away the metal from your loved ones as we race the call of death, No more will I work on my patient as vehicles fly by—no one moving over for my safety, No more will I brave the flames that destroy our homes and businesses, No more will I wear the turnout gear that protected me so well, No longer will I nurse the air on my back to make it last through the search, No more will I beg for a water source to be established, No more will…

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