Buildings are disposable. People are not!
This guest editorial contribution is provided by Chief John Buckman III, Director of the Indiana State Fire Training and Certification System. Chief Buckman posted this piece on Facebook and, with his permission, it is being reposted here. The message is short and powerful.
Nick wants to talk to you about the safety of first responders and other people in the emergency management fields. His message is simply this: Buildings are disposable but people are not.
Nick understands the job of a firefighters and other people involved in coming to the aid of human beings, involves risk but he also realizes how valuable these people are to their families and in many cases they are also a mommy or daddy to kids like him.
He wants everyone to understand the “Everyone Goes Home” saying is not something cool to say but it is a mindset that requires an adult to make a commitment to “risk nothing to save nothing”.
Remember, buildings are disposable, people are not. Nick, like many other kids, does not want to grow up without grownups in his life to teach him the ropes.
John M. Buckman III, Director
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