Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Firefighters Rescued Puppies From Gutter Only To Find They Weren't Labrador Pups.

Mental Toughness

Mental Toughness

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Many of us would’ve started balling at the sight of those poor defenseless tiny puppies, but firefighters are taught to remain calm, cool, and collected. Rescue and squad firefighters train to overcome panic. Freaking out won’t allow you to think, right? So when fire strikes, remaining calm helps you assess the situation and come up with a plan. Something many of us would’ve struggled with at the sight of these poor babies.

But That’s Expected

But That’s Expected

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Having a complete mental breakdown at the scene of a crash, or after your house got burned is to be expected. You just went through a horrific ordeal. But firefighters can’t fail their crew or community, so they have to be mentally present and adapt to conditions as soon as they arrive to the scene. No matter what happens, they know they can’t get distracted by emotions, empathy, and whatever it is they’re witnessing, (even if it’s a pretty heartbreaking sight!)

Failure

Failure

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It’s that mental toughness that allows them to make sound decisions when they’re under extreme stress. But that’s not even the half of it! Not only do they have to keep tabs on their crew, protect the victims they’re rescuing, and assess the situation. Sometimes, they have to make tough decisions on the spot. Not being prepared to do so can lead to failure. And if there’s one thing to know about these heroic brave folks is that failure is not an option.

All In A Day’s Work

All In A Day’s Work

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Firefighters often get called to the scene of wildfires, accidents, and animals who are trapped. There isn’t a whole lot that surprises these heroes. They’ve rescued countless people in dire situations. But this doesn’t make their job any less terrifying. But they’re fearless. And they ensure homes don’t go up in flames by fitting fire alarms inside houses. But things happen that shocked even the most experienced firefighters.

Someone Has To Do It

Someone Has To Do It

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But where would society be without someone to take on this grueling job? And how isn’t this one of the highest paying jobs in the world? Sure, we might have to deal with traffic on our daily commute. And you wish there would be an “off” button on those loud coworkers. But it doesn’t matter how stressful your job might be, it’ll never be as dangerous as working as a firefighter.

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