I have no intention of making “The Ultimate Sacrifice.” Nor did the two firefighters who perished this morning when a wall collapsed on them. There are no guarantees in this job but one, guaranteed sometime between now and Friday morning I will either be on the highway dodging speeding motorists while pulling some poor soul from the wreckage, or the center of attention in the middle of an angry crowd of people, most of whom will be packing while we work a gunshot victim, or the EMS sector at a building fire watching my friends and colleagues do exactly what thee Chicago firefighters were doing when everything stopped.
My endless shift will end Friday Morning. God willing it won’t end unexpectedly before then.
Rest in peace, Brothers, and thoughts and prayers to the Chicago Fire Department and their families, especially the injured.