I feel especially proud of the fact that these are people I see and hang out with all the time. Besides the fact that my brother, and my brother-in-law, and my brother-in-laws father, are all volunteer firefighters, I also went to elementary school with some of these guys and one of them is, like I said earlier, my friend Duvs' father. My brother just started a new job so he can't go just yet, but he is planning on getting out there as soon as he can. My brother-in-law and his father aren't going as far as I know, but I think they're already fulfilling their chiyuv. My brother-in-laws brother (who's also one of my closest friends) Yosh Jacobson, is currently serving in Nachal Chareidi. I've been meaning to get in touch with him, but obviously he's been very busy and I don't know where he's stationed right now. Either way, this post is about those volunteer firefighters that left their families and friends here in Monsey to go help our other friends and family back at home. We're all very proud of you back here and THANKS GUYS! Kol Hakavod! You guys rock!
As I'm sitting here writing this, my brother just walked in and informed me that there are going to be another two rounds of firefighters leaving to go help out firefighters around Israel. As of now, I know that another flight is leaving next Tuesday and then another around or on Labor Day. If you know anyone that's a firefighter that would be interested in going or helping out or showing your support, you can check out the Monsey FD website or just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Support your local volunteer fire department and stay safe!
Actually, I just found the website of the organization that's taking care of this mission: Friends of Israel Fire Fighters