The Fire Service has a longstanding tradition of not leaving its own behind. That is one of the reasons they do what they do, they put themselves in harm’s way because they know their brothers will do anything and everything to come get them when things go wrong. This is the same reason that many soldiers fight, the bond of the brotherhood and the knowledge that their brothers will lay down their lives to come save them.
There has also been a long standing tradition that the Service, the Department will take care of you. Firemen sign on the dotted line to risk their lives with the knowledge that if it all goes wrong, they will be taken care of………or at least their family will. (more…)