Every morning that I drive my "Little" to school we pass the local firehouse. As we are driving up the street, I tell her we are approaching and tell her to look to see if they are awake and outside. If they are, we usually honk and wave. When we talk about Stranger Danger, I tell her that firemen are good people and if she ever needs anything, she can go to their firehouse for safety. Granted, she is 3 1/2, but they say consistency is key. Maybe one day she will be 12 and afraid and need the assistance of a fireman. So imagine my horror when I see this headline:
Firefighter fired amid child pornography allegations
Now let me just state that the firefighter is in Englewood and not at our local firehouse, but let me also state that Englewood is the city just a little northeast of where we reside. Plus I just cannot believe that I am reading this story. He was a Fire Medic 1 - the highest level of medic - and served as a child safety seat coordinator for two years. This is disturbing on so many levels that I am, and this is astonishing, speechless!