The Stealth Hippopotamus: You would think that a firefighter even a volunteer firefighter would know the damaging effects of smoke. It kills more people than the flames! Get low and cover your mouth!Real hero stuff going for the others. But he could have done it like he was trained to.
ggecko: Actually OP, we do NOT all like to use the word "hero". I absolutely despise when people use that word. TRUE heroes are very few and far between and calling others heroes just diminishes it.To me, a hero truly goes above and beyond which usually puts their life in harms way (and it is by choice, a true hero isn't just doing something to save themselves, or doing something that most anyone in the situation would do out of necessity).I'm sorry, but just because you took a job in the armed forces, police department, etc... you are not a hero. Maybe you did it to help others out, for patriotism, etc... and those are great reasons, but it does not automatically make you a hero./endrant
brimed03: Tomorrow's headline: "Hero" set the fire./Cynic tag please
hardinparamedic: FTFA: The volunteer with Clackamas County Search and Rescue helped seven people escape. His mom, aunt, uncle, sister, nephew and two neighbors all got away safely.Wait. FARK tells me all the time that people like that aren't heroes, they're just "doing their job" and don't deserve special recognition!Dicks.Here's hoping this guy pulls through. If anyone's a hero, it's this guy. He made a decision to risk his own life, in an overwhelming degree of dangers, to sacrifice so that others may live.
Charlie Chingas: Still not a hero. It was his job, as was mine when I was in the Corps...
Mock26: Yeah! Because everyone knows that that soldier who spent his time safely at an air base predicting the weather is a hero!Dick
Zeller didn't stop once everyone else was safe. He backed three cars away from the burning duplex and let his own SUV burn.
leevis: "John Zeller Fire Relief Contribution Fund"Nice of them to forget to provide a link for donations. I'm sure some farker can step up and provide it for them.
Charlie Chingas: I really don't understand why they call someone hero when they're doing their job. I mean, I don't call the cashier at WalMart a hero for accurately scanning my purchases...
poe_zlaw: Was he frantically trying to save everyone because he felt bad for starting the fire?
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