Patrick has this to say, “This week, the City of Charleston, South Carolina, lost nine firefighters in a massive blaze at a furniture store. This week’s questions are all related to firefighting and emergency personnel.”
“I hope it is clear that I’m not trying to make light of the situation in any way; and I hope it is even more obvious that anyone who would make light of a tragedy like this should be drawn and quartered at the first opportunity.”
“I’m hoping to make people take a few moments to think about their local first responders, who seem to be so easily ignored and under-appreciated in the communities they serve.”
“But first, it was Betty of “Alphabet Soup Memes” who was first to play last week’s edition. Congratulations, Betty.”
Here are this week’s questions. Either answer them in a comment here or answer them at your own blog and leave a comment here with a link to your answers. To be considered “First to Play,” you must be the first person to leave a comment with either your answers or the link to the specific post in which you answer them at your blog.
1. How far from your home is your nearest fire station?
About 2.2 miles.
2. Have you ever made a call to your local 911 service? If so, how long did it take for emergency personnel -- whatever type you needed -- to arrive?
Yes, it took about 12 and a half minutes & seemed like forever.
3. If you had to choose one of the following, which emergency employee would you want to be: police officer, dispatcher, paramedic, firefighter; and why would you choose that one?
I've been all but a police officer.
4. Take the quiz: What firefighter tool are you?
Without the quiz, I'm a Halligan Tool. After the quiz:
5. When you were little, did you ever dream of being a first responder?
No, that only occurred to me when I got to be a very big boy.
6. What is your favorite first-responder-related movie or television show; and how realistically do you think it depicts what they really go through? I don't have one. Although, there was a documentary on Discovery Channel about the Boston FD that was real enough.