FIRST-PERSON: Firefighter encounters the cross at Ground Zero
After watching my fire department appear in three episodes of "Rescue 911" several years ago, I felt burdened to write about my own experiences. After 12 years of working in a busy department, I knew I could share similar experiences, but also place a focus on what was happening at those scenes spiritually.
FIRST-PERSON: ‘Listen, man, you remember that prayer I told you to pray?’
FORT PIERCE, Fla. (BP)--It was a Friday night and I was on duty at one of our busier fire stations. But the 24-hour shift was going unusually slow.
FIRST-PERSON: His faith deepened by facing AIDS infection fears head on
FORT PIERCE, Fla. (BP)--Backdraft explosions, collapsing structures, entrapment in burning buildings, hazardous exposure -- there is no end to the dangers of fire-rescue. Communicable disease has emerged as one of those dangers. Mere mention of AIDS evokes fear. You get it, and you're dead! Perhaps not instantly, but you will die!