As a part of "Support people who support us, and make the world a better world" event held by a president of one Japanese company in Los Angeles.
In addition to his hard work as a president of a company, he always thinks and acts on unique events that contribute to the people in the world.
A close look of a front face of a fire engine. Each part is huge.
"Our station is your home！写真を撮りたかったり、消防車にまた乗ってみたかったらいつでも来てくれよ。"
At last, one of the firefighter said to us,
"Our station is your home! Come back anytime if you want to take more photos or climb on the fire engine again. "
It was a graceful moment.
But the fact is, all the firefighters are not only working for us whom they don't even know, but they are risking their lives for us.
When I was living in Chicago, there was a fire on one floor above us. When I noticed the sound of a fire alarm at 1:00A.M. and opened the door of our unit, the corridor had been filled with smoke already. We rushed into an emergency staircase, but there, we saw the smoke looked like a cloud in a cartoon running down to the lower floors. We ran down the stair as fast as we could, not to be caught with the smoke. When we came down to the 9th floor, we found a firefighter sitting on the stair. His eyes were wide open and hands were shaking. He was breathing deeply and looking at the air. I suppose he was panicking from the crisis happening on the upper floor.
Our building was located one minute from Lake Michigan. A strong gust blew in through a broken window and pushed the fire all the way to the other side of the building when a firefighter opened the door. A few firefighters were rushed to a hospital that night.
It is not a simple job to describe as "Cool Job".