When a disaster strikes, the first responders have the most important job at hand. They are like real life superheroes, fighting against calamity to save as many lives as possible. Currently, central Portugal is going through one of the worst disasters in history. 1700 brave firefighters have done everything they can to stop some dangerous forest fires. Despite their efforts, already 60 people have lost their lives.
Recently an image surfaced on the internet and has since then gone viral. It has shown how truly tough and tiring this job can be, especially during emergencies like these.
Let’s take a moment to appreciate these heroes.
64 people have lost their lives, and over 50 have been severely injured. The death toll is expected to rise. This would have been worse were it not for the efforts of these brave firefighters.
This viral image shows 13 fatigued firefighters taking a well-deserved break on a lawn. This raw image speaks for itself why it went so viral.
The Portuguese Prime Minister, Antonio Costa, extended his appreciating towards these brave firefighters, saying:
“The firemen have done everything they can. Several of them have been seriously injured”
One of the firefighters, Pedro Bras, uploaded the image on Facebook. It shows an unfiltered and unedited glance into the reality that firefighters have to face on the job.
“After a full day and a whole night’s work, we took a rest and rested for 25 minutes by the river, you can see that the air is dense with smoke”, Bras had written next to the image.
Let’s take a moment to appreciate all the hard work and courage that firefighters show every time they are called for duty.
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