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Cait wrote back: "I am a Soldier turned fire fighter, along with 6 of my guys. About a week ago now one of our buildings where about 30 soldiers live caught on fire. Six were trapped upstairs and we have a whole room full of ammo and other explosives in it. While three ran to the rooftops to get out the ones that were caught, three of us ran to get the ammo/explosives and to fight the fire with the few extinguishers we have. Well, needless to say, we pulled passed out Soldiers out of room, ran them through smoke filled buildings. We pulled ammo, grenades, etc out and ran them through flames (dumbest thing I've done in my life, but we had to get it out so it didn't explode the whole compound).
We stopped the fire eventually.
So now you can tell the fire fighters when we come home, we are gonna take over their jobs, too! Give them a break for a change.
Just kidding. It was HOPEFULLY a one time experience. I would rather run into a fire fight than run into a building to fight a fire any day. Especially when we have NO equipment except ACU's and boots.
So HOOAH to firefighters. "