First Responders Share why they’re willing to risk all for their communities.
First responders risk their lives on a daily basis to keep their communities safe. They endure physical and mental stress throughout their careers, which can have acute and cumulative impacts to their health and well-being. They are the first on the scene in some of the most dangerous situations and, oftentimes, the last to leave. It begs the question – “Why?”
Why risk your life for people you don’t know personally? Why sacrifice precious time with family and friends? Why endure physical, mental, and emotional trauma?
We reached out to first responders in the O2X community and asked one simple question – “What’s your Why?”
Here’s what we got in return, and further insight into the reasons first responders are willing to risk it all for the good of their communities.
What’s your Why?
Zach O’Neil – Weston (MA) Fire Department
Billy Hegedus – New York City Fire Department, FDNY
Mark Lane – Edisto Beach (SC) Fire Department
Adam Boyd – Former Law Enforcement Officer
Justin Herzog – San Diego (CA) Fire Department
To all the first responders out there, no matter what your “why” may be, we are grateful for your service and sacrifice.