Now that I'm back at home in Porter Ranch, its amazing to see all the fire damage around my community, yet all the houses where I live were kept safe. I don't know how to express my gratitude and appreciation to all the firefighters who risked their lives to save my home and many others. You are all amazing and I'm sure I can speak for everyone in the community when I say THANK YOU! -Jen-
Those two words may not mean much to some people, but they mean the universe to the men and women of the LAFD.
It is certainly now our turn to thank you and so many others for listening intently, acting decisively and moving swiftly and safely when the evacuation orders were issued.
As firefighters, we know that many of you hold positions of high respect and responsibility in our community. From leading large classrooms of children, managing major projects or heading corporations, most of you are not accustomed to having a complete stranger take full and total command of your day - much less your life and livelihood.
That you would look us squarely and trustingly in the eye and with nothing more than a slight wince and a nod, follow the order to leave all of your worldly possessions in our care, speaks volumes of the trust that we are sworn to uphold at any cost.
Thank you Jen.
Please know that we will always be there for you and your family. No matter the reason, no matter the time, no matter the risk, no matter the cost. We will always be there. To do anything less would rob us of the opportunity to be the gifted recipients of that wince and nod, and yes - those two magic words.
Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department