It’s often a firefighter’s job to face dangers from which most mere mortals would run away. But whatever attracts them to the hazardous profession, it’s likely not for the thanks (or lack thereof) that they get in return. So when some Kentucky firefighters got a call while out shopping for groceries in April 2018, they were surprised on their return by a note a complete stranger had left on their abandoned cart.
It’s on record that fire departments in the U.S. respond to about three calls every minute. In 2015 alone, for instance, more than 33 million calls were answered. Most of those calls were for medical assistance and a further two and a half million were false alarms – but more than one million were for real fires.