It takes a special kind of courage to run into situations as everyone else runs away. Thankfully, Military service members and First Responders do this kind of thing daily, saving countless lives.
Firefighters in Suffolk Virginia demonstrated this courage Wednesday when responding to a fire that was quickly escalated to three alarms.
On arrival, the firefighters found heavy flames involving the structure. They quickly realized that there were several people trapped inside. Working with Police, the Firefighters got to work.
After a heart stopping search, the First Responders located and extracted two children from the structure. The children were both suffering from smoke inhalation and were transported to a local hospital.
Several Firefighters were also treated for smoke inhalation, though everyone is expected to make a full recovery.
There are few Countries in the world with First Responders as dedicated, professional and skilled as those in the United States. With this in mind, it is critical that these heroes are supported both by civilian leadership and the communities they protect.
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