Two Structure Fires Had Firefighters Responding In Extreme Cold
While many of us were doing our best to stay out of the frigid temps on Thursday, Randall County Fire Department was out in the below zero wind chill. Unfortunately, they found themselves responding to two separate structure fires in the extreme cold.
Firefighters Respond To Structure Fires During Arctic Blast
Randall County Fire Department posted an update on Facebook Thursday evening regarding two structure fires that firefighters responded to during the arctic blast.
The post thanked first responders from the area who offered support. It also had an unbelievable photo that makes me shiver just looking at it.
I can't even begin to imagine how cold they must have been. The winds were brutal. The very small amount of time I happened to be outdoors were painful. The cold seemed to get down in my bones and made it painful to do anything.
Highest Amounts Of Respect Go Out To Our First Responders
They fought not one, but two fires in that weather. Hats off and thank you doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of the level of respect I have for all of our first responders who had to be out in those extreme conditions.
The post did state that weather conditions did increase the level of difficulty in battling the fires.
As we get closer to the holiday weekend, take an extra second to keep yourself and loved ones safe. We all have places to be, people to see, and stuff to do. It would be nice of us all to make sure our first responders don't have an incredibly busy weekend dealing with situations that could have otherwise been avoided.