Each Thanksgiving, families gather around their table to enjoy the food before them, each other’s company and to give their thanks where needed.
We wanted to know what you, as a firefighter, were most thankful for. We received a lot of heartfelt and surprisingly hilarious answers. Here are a few of our favorites.
If you missed our post, what are you most thankful for? Sound off in the comment section below.
“My brothers beside me.” — JoAnn Tyler
“For the beautiful woman that supports me and gets me through each fire season. Her love, support and knowing it may be days until she gets a call or text, but she is still there for me. Also, for great mentors and friendships that each fire season brings.” —Esteban Arguinchona
“I was fortunate to be able to work in a profession I loved for 30 years and stay healthy!” — R. Keith Pickering
“My brothers at my firehouse. We have great guys that have been around for a long time who take the time to teach, and go out of their way to call you when you are having difficult times at home.” — Ron Harwood
“Being able to go home safely at the end of each call!” — Abby Harper Hutchinson
"Thirty-five years (the last 12 as a battalion chief) without getting any of my gang injured along the way." — Ron Linstrom
"My career and opportunity to serve." —Reggie Freeman
“My family and the community that is there to support us and help in any way they can.” —Donna Renick
“The guy behind me.” —Ryan Klackle
“Being able to do the job and help others in any way.” —Cary Blue
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