Response to Sammi: Thanks for your idea about the possibility of posting
names of Hot Shots we see in our papers and then sending the pictures to
family members. I’ve thought that same thing when I’ve seen a firefighter
identified here in our papers, but haven’t known how to get that article or
picture to his/her family. Ab, I know that would involve confidentiality
concerns since we all email you and you post them without our being able to
contact each other – how could it work to share articles and pictures? Maybe
even posting the paper, date and name(s) referenced so we could access it on
Thanks, Sammi, and thanks to all of you who share on this site -
I’ve found it really helpful.
We could set that up any way you like. Send in the publication info and I’ll post it. Could create a table with a link to it at the top of the page if you want — summary info in one place, like the FF terms on theysaid. Maybe you could hang onto the paper until the season’s over and maybe someone will write in wanting a copy. It’s fine if individuals get in touch with each other through us Abs. We actually do quite a bit of note passing behind the scenes on theysaid. Sometimes we cut and paste content so e-mails stay private. Often we are asked to forward e-mails on. Whatever folks feel comfortable with, we try to accommodate if we all aren’t off on fire.