1. concerned more with the needs and wishes of others than with one's own; unselfish
In life there are those special human beings who put others before self. A rare breed of individual who places the needs, safety and protection of others above their own security and well being. History is filled with stories of their sacrifice and valor. Men and women who knowingly and intentionally ran towards the danger and uncertainty when others fled it’s ferocity. Sadly, history is also marred with their obituaries. These somber memorials serve as tributes, legacies and constant towering reminders of the sacrifices made by these selfless human beings.
The men and women of the U.S. Fire Service understand the inherent dangers of their chosen careers and yet they go anyway. They go because we need them and often our very lives depend on their unwavering actions... They go because they are forged from a different mold...And they go because of a sworn duty to protect their fellow man.
Some say that selflessness and bravery are similar, I believe that without selflessness bravery fails to exist.
Thank you to all who put on the badge and charge “Bravely” forward.
This video was originally created as a teaser for a forthcoming article here on GovX titled “On Hell’s Doorstep” a tribute to the US Hotshot Crews. A written testimonial to the men and women who dedicate their lives to defending person on property each fire season on the front lines of hell.