Hey all! I wanted to let anyone in the central Florida area know of this great event. Witness Florida's bravest compete in the 343 Crossfit Hero Challenge (hosted by Orange County Fire Rescue) and raise money for some great causes. Lots of food, vendors, and a great opportunity for first responders and the public to get together. As fire departments from all over Central Florida attend and compete in this event to raise money for some great charities. It is a great event to see as last years event had OCFR T30 Ladder up and American flag flown in the air with a well done ceremony. Info is in the pictures above and be sure to look at the link in my bio for an article and video on a past 343 Hero Challenge. PLEASE SHARE AND SPREAD THE WORD!
(All credit goes to the 343 Hero Challenge Facebook page)
I think every first responder has a call that will stick with them for the rest of their lives. Over a year ago one of our local AMR crews were changing point. They were hit head on by a drunk driver with no head lights on. We worked with both paramedics frequently. With God's help both Paramedics are still alive, but one may never be able to return to the box due to his injuries. I will never forget having to ask who it was because I could not recognize him. I post this to remind people that when you drive drunk, you are putting innocent people's lives at risk, as well as your own. Be smart. Be safe.
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