With a tip of the hat to Broken Wife and Broken Mom, I’m very concerned about fire fighters having to take unnecessary risks because of the irrational behavior of some people. When a person stays behind, after the order to evacuate, that person is now another thing that a fire fighter must deal with and makes the situation more dangerous. Any person who stays behind is putting a fire fighter at risk. Time and time again we see and hear of these incredible people taking extraordinary risks saving lives.
The other types of people who are putting the fire fighters at extra risk are some in the media. I know that they enter at their own risk but we all know that the fire fighters will still protect them.
Bottom line, if you are not a fire fighter or someone else who doesn’t belong, get the heck out of dodge. I don’t want to hear about some fire fighter who was killed because some person decided that they don’t have to follow orders. Not one animal, media story, picture, house or memory is worth the life of a fire fighter or anyone else.