It can be so devastating to come home and find your house burned. How would we respond to our family, friends, neighbors?
Think on this for just a moment. I would say as a friend of Howard and Cody Goss, this was so horrible, yet there were volunteer firemen from Danielsville, Colbert, Comer, 40 or more firemen working hard to keep the fire contained.
They were so glad to see Howard; they thought he might have been in the house. Their concern and hugs were worth more than words could ever say. They were continually watching where it flamed up. They kept one after another checking on Howard.
Family and friends had gathered to let Howard know about their love and concern for he and Cody and the family. These firemen worked so hard, without a thought about themselves; they had a job to do. These volunteer firemen could have been watching the Super Bowl, but their dedication for the job they do lead them to the sight to do this job.
The volunteer firemen work with no pay. Just to get the satisfaction of doing the best they can do. To help their friends, neighbors, people they don’t even know. They are called out all hours of the day and night. They don’t complain; they just jump out of bed and go. As I see cut backs in fire departments in Atlanta, I feel truly blessed to be in Madison County where our volunteer firemen work hard to save lives as well as trying to put the fire out to save as much as they can because they care about the communities and surrounding towns.
Hats off to volunteer fire departments and EMTs. God bless you all and continue the wonderful work you do.
It's really unfortunate and sad that these brave firefighters and EMT's are having to do without so the county can pay for a dog-catcher. Those dogs he catches are getting better treatment than our firefighters and EMT's.