“A lot of people out there wonder why we do this job. It’s true, some days are bad. We grope around in zero visibility, hoping we grab and arm or a leg & pull someone to safety. Sometimes we can search the entire room and come up empty. Then, you hear about the kid you missed under the bed. I don’t care who you are, I don’t care how many years you’ve been on this job. You think to yourself – how did I miss that? How did I not reach a few feet further? Yes, there are days you want to pick up your helmet & chuck it in the lake. Some days you get to see things no one gets to see. A wife grateful you dragged her husband to safety, and every once in a while, you see a baby take its first breath in a 10-car pile-up . These are the good days. You want to know what I’m thankful for – I’m thankful for because I have 2 families, and not too many people can say that.”
Looking down at your phone you checked the email you had been sent a few days before to make sure you were at the right place, you looked up towards the building you were stood in front of, 51 was written on the door in big white numbers, there was no turning back now. Becoming a firefighter was the one thing you always saw yourself doing when you were younger, so as soon as you were of age and able to you applied for the academy, now you were standing in front of your new workplace about to head into your first shift as the new candidate on truck 81.
You took a deep breath before opening the door and heading onto the apparatus floor. As you walked in you spotted two men on the floor disassembling a saw to clean it, you heard them arguing about something, you walked over to them and introduced yourself.
Taylor Kinney - Lieutenant Kelly Severide -Squad 3 - Chicago Fire
Taylor was born July 15, 1981 in Lancaster Pennsylvania
Also appeared in: Fashion House, Trama, Vampire Diaries, Lady Gaga’s “You and I” music video
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