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Jungle July 1st, 2013 5:13am

A major tragedy happened here in AZ today. Nineteen hotshot firefighters died fighting the Yarnell Hill wildfire. Have you ever considered a firefighting career?

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onendone On a Beach
07/01/13 2:30 pm

Very sad news....I have complete respect and admiration for the firefighters that put their life on the line. Charleston had a similar tragedy a couple years ago. Heartbreaking.

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
07/01/13 9:21 am

No - but my daddy started his career in the forest service as a fire fighter. He moved to mechanic after a couple of seasons because it was full year. My husband works for the forest service as well, but as a radio tech - he sets up comm on fires

DunkinFrunk Austin area, Texas
07/01/13 7:08 am

Never had the desire to be a cop or firefighter.

rory82 Virginia
07/01/13 6:31 am

When I was younger but not now.

barbearnj Dreaming of Banff
07/01/13 4:03 am

God bless these young heroes. Our hearts and prayers are with their families and friends.

badattitude no place like home
07/01/13 12:24 am

I have flown the hot shots many times into big fires. Those are the toughest people on the planet. I'm so sorry. You guys are the best. I'll miss you. ????✈????

06/30/13 11:34 pm

Have never considered it, but I am truly sorry about the devastation. Praying for your state.

06/30/13 11:35 pm

And for the families of those lost

PartyFree Nowhere in Particular
06/30/13 11:10 pm

I practically grew up in a fire station. My dad went out on a wildfire in Washington in '94, just a few weeks after 14 hotshots were killed in Colorado. I never considered the fire service because I knew what it was like being a daughter of a fireman

PartyFree Nowhere in Particular
06/30/13 11:12 pm

When the pager goes off and any type of fire, structure or wildland, your heart skips a beat and you don't sleep until dad (or mom) is home safely. My heart goes out to the families, because their worst nightmare became reality today.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
06/30/13 11:29 pm

When my youngest son was three he got up from the lunch table and told my mother-in-law "When the bell rings the fireman's got to go"

PartyFree Nowhere in Particular
06/30/13 11:47 pm

How cute!
The rule in our house was "when the pager goes off, everyone freeze" because otherwise we'd get mowed over by my dad as he bolted for the door.

Jungle in the dog house
07/01/13 12:09 am

partyfree, I knew one of those hotshots killed in CO. I went to school with him.

07/01/13 4:29 am

Party- I know what you mean, my brother and two nephews and for a few years my husband, are volunteer fireman. Every Holliday you could bet that when the tones went off, they went running. God bless firemen and their families

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
06/30/13 10:22 pm

We lost three firefighters a few years ago. Two of my friends lost their sons in that fire. My thoughts and prayers are with your community.

Diogenes Not Biden It
06/30/13 10:15 pm

Houston lost four firefighters in the line of duty a few weeks ago. God bless the families in Houston and AZ.