A quick history about me: I was a resident/volunteer firefighter for a couple of years. A resident Firefighter is basically a full time firefighter, but doesn't get paid what a full time person gets. We get to live at the station for free, and in return get paid a little and get free room while working rotating shifts. A great thing for students and people looking to become full time firefighters, specially if they are trying to finish their degrees.
I was still a firefighter when the attacks happened and, as with everyone, it hit us all very hard. Specially being able to relate so closely to the job. I got this as my reminder of what it is that we do everyday. Although, I am done, I will never forget my life during that time.