The word first responder does not even begin to define the unique individuals that have this discipline delegation, with the exception of the word first.
They are the first party rolling out into an unknown situation of danger to meet the needs of some injured or helpless soul.
They leave family dinners, children’s function, date night with a significant other and one on one time with their children. Yet they roll out to the call with selfless commitment to go and rescue those in peril.
They endure unbearable cold and heat. Dangerous entry into unknown risks for one person – YOU!
They do not ask for your thanks, but only that you survive to see your loved ones again.
They know all too well what those fleeting moments mean and that everyday is a cherished gift.
They respond without fail even aware this day may be the day, the one minute that a distracted or in considerate driver takes their life away. This happens because they responded to save someone else!
They see their family brokenhearted and lost. Children without a Father, Mother, sister, brother or other mentor that is lost, BECAUSE YOU do not care to move Over One – Lose None!
A simple action to move over a lane and give them room to work to save thousands every year without paying the ultimate sacrifice to of their own life.
It begins with you – Be aware – Decide to care – Just make it a life decision to Over One so they can live!
Remember it begins and ends with you!
This is what you control with your hands on the wheel and your mind on the road-
* The 61 tower operators killed every six days live!
September 14, 2016 / CHATTANOOGA, TN – The International Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum added 22 new names to the Wall of the Fallen during its tenth annual ceremony honoring towing operators who have died in the line of service.
The names include those from previous years as the details of fatalities become known. In all, the Wall of the Fallen now has over 400 names of men and women who have lost their lives serving the towing and road service industry. (See below for complete list of towing operator names added in 2016.)
One towing operator dies every six days while on the job, according to Jeffrey Godwin, chair of the museum’s Wall of the Fallen as well as its Survivor Fund.
* The 60 DOT personnel killed annually live!
* The 12 police officers killed annually live!
*The 5 firefighters killed annually live!