Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Fighting Fire


32/365: Backdraft

These photos are part of a 12 photo set on Flickr (out of more than 170) of a car fire that I stumbled upon while I was riding around on Tuesday afternoon looking for photo opportunity for the day's photo of the 365 project . Hopefully that set tells a more complete story

Fire Fighters

The brave firefighters in the photos are from Klein Volunteer Fire Department


Volunteer Fire Fighter Facts
* Volunteer Fire Fighters comprise 72% of all fire fighters across the United States.
* Of the nearly 31,000 fire departments in the United States, over 21,000 are comprised of all volunteers         saving the localities an estimated $37 billion per year.
* Over the past 25 years, volunteer membership has dropped nearly 8% while the volume of calls continues to increase.
* 66 of the 118 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2008 were volunteers.
* Communities depend on volunteer firefighters as the first line of defense for many emergencies.

One of the problems facing many fire departments deals with funding and the recruitment & retention of new members.


Call 911 Emergency

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