Not everything happens to me in this outfit. While stationed in Maple Ridge, a friend responded code 3 to a vehicle fire where the car was still on the driven portion of the road. Everybody was out and safe. My friend was headed to the scene. Over the crest and around a curve he could see the smoke from the fire. Judging from the smoke, it appeared to still be a considerable distance… NOT. He rounded the crest and curve and to his surprise (astonishment, actually) the car was right in front of him fully ablaze. With lights and siren blazing away and travelling at a considerable speed, he had no way to stop on time. He collided with the vehicle on fire. His next transmission over the radio to our dispatcher was, “You can cancel the fire department, I just put the fire out.”
And that is why we have police officers. So firemen can have heros.