Looking for N.Y. Firefighter
Looking for information on NYFD Don Hayde was from squad 1 and now a Chief I believe. This is from the Middleton Fire Department in Middleton Nova Scotia Canada. May God Bless Everyone.
I am the wife of a Texas paramedic/firefighter and thought some might feel comfort with this....
I wish you could comprehend a wife's horror at 3 in the morning as I check
her husband of 40 years for a pulse and find none. I start CPR anyway, hoping
to bring him back, knowing intuitively it is too late. But wanting his wife
and family to know everything possible was done to save his life.
I wish you could read my mind as I respond to an EMS call, "What is wrong
with the patient? Is it minor or life-threatening? Is the caller really in
distress or is he waiting for us with a 2x4 or a gun?" I wish you could be in
the emergency room as a doctor pronounces dead the beautiful five-year old
girl that I have been trying to save during the past 25 minutes. Who will
never go on her first date or say the words, "I love you Mommy" again. I
wish you could know the frustration I feel in the cab of the engine, squad,
or my personal vehicle, the driver with his foot pressing down hard on the
pedal, my arm tugging again and again at the air horn chain, as you fail to
yield the right-of-way at an intersection or in traffic. When you need us
however, your first comment upon our arrival will be, "It took you forever to
get here!" I wish you could know my thoughts as I help extricate a girl of
teenage years from the remains of her automobile. What if this was my sister,
my girlfriend or a friend? What were her parents reaction going to be when
they opened the door to find a police officer with hat in hand?"
I wish you could know how it feels to walk in the back door and greet my
parents and family, not having the heart to tell them that I nearly did not
come back from the last call. I wish you could know how it feels dispatching
an officer, fireman and EMT's out and when we call for them and our heart
drops because no one answers back or to hear a bone chilling 911 call of a
child or wife needing assistance.
I wish you could feel the hurt as people verbally, and sometimes physically,
abuse us or belittle what I do, or as they express their attitudes of "It
will never happen to me."
I wish you could realize the physical, emotional and mental drain or missed
meals, lost sleep and forgone social activities, in addition to all the
tragedy my eyes have seen.
I wish you could know the brotherhood and self-satisfaction of helping save a
life, or being able to be there in time of crisis, or creating order from
I wish you could understand what it feels like to have a little boy tugging
at your arm and asking, "Is Mommy okay?" Not even being able to look in his
eyes without tears from your own and not knowing what to say. Or to have to
hold back a long time friend who watches his buddy having rescue breathing
done on him as they take him away in the ambulance. You know all along he did
not have his seat belt on. A sensation that I have become too familiar with.
Unless you have lived with this kind of life, you will never truly understand
or appreciate who I am, we are, or what our job really means to us...I wish
you could though. -author unknown-
SUPPORT THE LOCAL EMS WORKERS, FIREFIGHTERS, &
LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS IN YOUR AREA. ONE DAY THEY'LL PROBABLY BE SAVING
YOUR PROPERTY OR YOUR OWN LIFE, OR THAT OF A LOVED ONE. WHEN YOU SEE THEM
COMING WITH LIGHTS FLASHING, MOVE OUT OF THE WAY QUICKLY. THEN PRAY FOR THEM.
Oh, how my heart grieves and hurts for all of the firemen,rescue workers,their families and friends. I can't imagine the pain that you all are going through. Please know that all of you are in my prayers and know that God has sent angels for all that are lost. They are not alone. God, through His angels are holding each one in His arms. You also are not alone and God will be with you all, through this horrific nightmare.
GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU.
I hope and pray that all these heroes are found, and allow the families to have some peace in their hearts and mind.
hi i am looking for my friend who lives in new york. i do not know his lastname, i know his first name it is mike, he is about 5 foot 7 and weighs about a 190 pounds, brown hair and blue eyes. his screen name is lt55emt. i have talked to him a few days ago and have not heard from him ever since then. please anyone that knows him please email me or call me at 1-352-629-4840
We are from Iowa, and desperatley seeking info on Firefighter Paul Beyer. He was called to the scene and was in the lobby of the 2nd building to go down. He was with house #6. Please contact Roger, best friend and god father to one of his children. Thank you!!! firstname.lastname@example.org
I am looking for Firefighter John Naplolitano Rescue 2, Staten Island , if any one hears from him please e-mail me at email@example.com
I live in Albuquerque, NM... A local church started a "memory BAND" bracelet (like the old POW/MIA bracelets) campaign (backed by Billy Graham's organization)... I asked for a FDNY member lost in the WTC rescue action... I got Lt. MICHAEL FODOR's name... I have been trying to locate someone who knows him... so they can let his family know that someone cares... even someone so far away... My husband and I have been praying for Michael and his family for several weeks now and we wonder if they need anything...
I will continue to pray for them even if I don't hear from anyone... I just want them to know we care... God Bless America !!! P.J.