To the person who wrote to the Watchdog column (11/28, Local, “Firefighters are still on call, even in the freezer aisle”) because they were upset about the firetrucks at grocery stores: This really upsets me.
Firefighters have to eat, too, and some work 24/7. They have their trucks with them. Who cares if there are two or more firefighters at the grocery store? They have their radios with them at all times, and they will forget about their cart full of food for their station and drop everything to save your life. I applaud every one of them. They will do their best, quickly, to ensure your family’s safety.
I do not have family or friends who are firefighters. But I do respect them and the hard work they do. God forbid, you may someday have to thank them for saving your life and home.