RV on Fire at the Whitethorn Junction (and We Talk About Heroes)
Volunteer and paid firefighters piled out of bed and headed to an RV on fire near the Whitethorn Junction about 11:20 p.m. Many of these are the same volunteers that worked five incidents yesterday and several today for no pay.
Nonetheless, once again they are getting out of bed in the rain to put out a fire that they didn’t start and that doesn’t threaten their homes. Not only that but they fundraise for their equipment and train on their weekends. Saving people’s homes and vehicles and lives makes them heroes in most people’s eyes. BUT, to us here at Redheaded Blackbelt, we are touched most by their response in times like these when there is no glory only drudgery. To the firefighters, thank you once again. To the rest of us, remember to drop in as much as you can afford at their next fundraiser.
The first crews were on scene by 11:36 p.m. There they saw a “trailer truck fully involved.” For the next few hours, they’ll be dealing with the mess while most of us are sleeping. And people say there aren’t any angels.