Local firefighters show courage in face of danger

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 25, 2008

I would like to publicly apologize to all our city’s fire department, all the men and women who volunteer their time to help those who are in need of assistance.

Firemen are trained to do practically anything that comes up. If the police department is called for an accident, the fire department is also on the scene and is usually the first to arrive.

I’ve never worked around them, but I’m sure there is not a dull moment in their firehouses where they monitor calls and are there when needed.

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When I nominated the Ironton Police Department for the Unsung Heroes (part of the Profile edition) I unintentionally omitted the Ironton Fire Department.

Our heroes face forest fires, a locked door, a burning building not knowing if anyone is inside and unable to get out, and tragedy every time they go out on a call.

When they hear the fire siren they stop what they are doing and race to the department and suit up for the unknown. They also take their work home with them, especially if there has been a tragedy at the scene of a call.


forgive me, from my heart, I am sorry for not thinking.