Back From The Danger Zones: Lubbock’s Emergency Firefighters Return Home
I kind of knew this was kind of thing, but kind of didn't as well.
How cool is it that we had firefighters from the Hub City assisting with wildfires across the state? I don't know who loses in this situation because the more seasoning and experience our firefighters can get, the better for us here in Lubbock
Life isn't all sitting around making chili and waiting for a phone call for these firefighters. These guys look hardcore, and if you ask me, ready for a little rest.
Here's the official announcement of the return:
(LUBBOCK, TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2023) – After a two week deployment across the State of Texas assisting with wildfires, all Lubbock Fire Rescue crews sent out as part of the Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System (TIFMAS) are returning back home to Lubbock, Texas. According to the Texas A&M Forrest Service, the State remains at a level 4 threat, but the need for our strike team has ceased. We are incredibly proud of these individuals for answering the call to serve communities across the state.
It's been said before that fire crews "run toward the danger", but there is also a ton of hard work trying to stop dangerous situations before they develop. All of a sudden, things aren't so glamorous when you have to clear brush and other possible tinder ahead of a fire.
I also don't think people give enough credit and or thought of the science of firefighting. Finding out "what happened" can be a great learning experience in making sure everything is being done to keep it from happening again.
As they say these days, "Let's give these guys their flowers", thank them for their service across Texas, and welcome them back home to Lubbock, Texas. We are very proud to have people like this as our friends and neighbors.