Sunday, August 23, 2009

Heroes - One and All

Several months ago, I had occasion to witness the Glendale Fire Department practicing their dangerous emergency tactics. The pilot landed the helicopter at the heliport in the canyon and then took off as if in an emergency, hovering at various sites in the canyon. This continued time after time until the maneuvers were smooth. A fire broke out in this same canyon about one month ago. The fire descended down the hill within a few feet of the back yards of some of the canyon residents. Had it not been for the rigorous training as well as the water placement at the heliport, several hundred homes would have been destroyed. Thank you Glendale Fire Department and those of the Los Angele Fire Department. You are truly heroes!

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