Last night 9 firefighters from Charleston South Carolina died in a furniture warehouse fire.
“Nine brave, heroic, courageous firefighters of the city of Charleston have perished fighting fire in a most courageous and fearless manner, carrying out their duties,” Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley
Let us not forget that these honorable men and women are out there every single day fighting fires to save our lives. Including one in my own family. A small way to help them is to make sure that every single one of your smoke detectors has a working battery in them.
So if you see a firefighter on the street take a moment to say thanks.
(image from plan59, quote from msnbc)