Ellen: My husband was an Asst Chief in the Chattanooga Fire Dept, and was the most compassionate and caring man ever. He died in 2007 and I have missed him every day since. These men do NOT get paid what they are worth! They are called upon to do some of the greatest tasks down to the very minimal. Once my husband helped fight a large garbage dump fire in an adjoining town - on his day off - with no pay! They are ALL to be commended always!!