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“I cried when I found your daughter lying in a ditch, high on meth - But you didn't know

I was devastated when I found the 32 year old veteran dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound - But you didn't know

I missed my kids birthdays, school plays and family trips because I had to work - But you didn't know

I had nightmares about the 2 year old I found crushed under a truck tire while mom was inside buying dope - But you didn't know

I really struggled with EVERY death notification I made to a family about their loved one - But you didn't know

I was never comfortable at social gatherings because with the things I've seen, I can't trust anyone - But you didn't know

I've seen things you could never even imagine - But you didn't know

My job was hard on my family - But you didn't know

I had problems, just like everyone else - But you didn't know

The next time you see any first responder, remember that they are people first and there is no training in the world that prepares them for the things they see and do on a daily basis.”
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I love you all. Thank you for tour service. Of course we all love firefighters. But what happened to our respect for police officers. They bring us a huge service and I appreciate them.

Thank you all for protecting all of us. I appreciate all that you do! Always!

I have the upmost respect for all first responders for the difficult work they do and the terrible things they must see. God bless them all and keep them safe.

God Bless you all and keep you safe. Whenever I see a fire truck, I say a prayer that angels go with you. You have a hard job-we rely on you-and we thank you xxx

God bless and watch over all first responders everywhere. Thank you for all you do. ❤️❤️

Thank you😔❤️🎈

We honor and appreciate you all, thank you.

I am so grateful for each and every one of you! Stay safe. ❤️

They are all special.

Amen! Any time I see a responder, I thank them for their service and as I am saying it I pat my heart 3 times with my right hand....

So true❤️ Thank you for all you do💗

Very true

Me too!


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#NowHiring: Grass Valley/ Nevada City Fire is seeking qualified applicants for the position of firefighter/paramedic. Applications may be submitted in person or mail by January 24th. More info at fctconline.org/find-a-job/now-hiring ... See MoreSee Less

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San Mateo County Firefighters would like to thank everyone who has supported our donation drives throughout the years. With the generosity of our friends, we have been able to provide the community throughout San Mateo County with programs designed to educate the public about the many aspects of fire prevention and safety. Through our non-profit (501c3) charity, The San Mateo County Firefighters Foundation, San Mateo County Fighters continue to support local area programs and services.