Being a firefighter is often a thankless job, especially when you’re tasked with battling massive forest fires like the ones ravaging our western states. In northern California, firefighters have been combating the Caldor Fire for months now. They’ve finally succeeded in beating back the flames, sparing the city of South Lake Tahoe!
On the night they were due to leave town, area residents Deanna Heinrickson, Angie Mizgireva, and Lisa Calderon were determined to show gratitude to their heroes. They put up signs and invited others to join them in a farewell victory parade via social media. Little did they know, hundreds of residents would turn out!
As the firefighters drove past the base camp at Heavenly Resort, they were greeted by hundreds of fans cheering, blowing horns, and calling out, “Thank you!”
“The thing that got me and made me cry every time, of all the states they’ve been through, they’ve never seen the outpouring of support like this,” Deanna said. “They saved our homes and businesses.”
It’s wonderful to see these warriors honored in such a meaningful way! Watch the heartwarming celebration in the video below, and be sure to share this story to lift someone’s spirits.
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