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Last week, a good friend of mine had a bad electrical fire in her house - the house is still standing, but they won't be able to go back inside for months due to damage done by the smoke and all the work being done to replace the wiring <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">. She has two children, a 2 year old and a 2 month old.<br><br>
After the fire was put out, the firemen walked around the house collecting items that they thought the family might need. Apparently the freezer door had fallen off the hinges, and one of the firemen noticed a big ziploc bag with lots of smaller baggies inside, all filled with frozen creamy liquid. This fireman realized that it was her pumped breastmilk and brought it out for them <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> .<br><br>
When she thanked him profusely, he merely shrugged and replied, "I'm a dad - I know how precious that stuff is!" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
Just another reason that firemen are awesome <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> .
 

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that is great! my uncle is a fireman ,so i love them too! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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I hope Firemom sees this.....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> My Dad and Gramps were firemen, I always love a good fireman story!
 

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mmmmm firemen.. sigh....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:<br><br>
Oops sorry, I meant to say, what an awesome thing to do!
 

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That was an awesome thing to do! I will have to pass that on to the other "firemen" lovers in my circle. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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That made me tear up.
 

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Wow that is so cool! Kudos to that fireman! I hope your friend and her family is ok and that they have enough help. Fires are so devestating.
 

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You need to teach him, Starr!!!<br><br>
That is excellent that he was aware like that, and that her milk was still frozen!<br><br>
I could be wrong, but having met a fair number of our local volunteer firefighters, I wouldn't be holding my breath that that would happen around here. They're not <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">: either....<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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That's great! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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I also have fire *fighters* in my family. My aunt is a firefighter/EMT, and when my grandma was still alive she would try to call her a "firewoman". She would gently try to correct her and say "most people call us firefighters now, Mom". I thought that was cute.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Wow that is so cool! Kudos to that fireman! I hope your friend and her family is ok and that they have enough help. Fires are so devestating.</div>
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Thanks for asking about my friend - she's having a really rough time <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">. She's very traumatized by the whole thing, and as a result her milk supply has completely dropped. She's working hard to get it going again, and she's a determined woman. Luckily her IL's live in the next town over so the family is able to stay with them.<br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I also have fire *fighters* in my family. My aunt is a firefighter/EMT, and when my grandma was still alive she would try to call her a "firewoman". She would gently try to correct her and say "most people call us firefighters now, Mom". I thought that was cute.</div>
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I was pretty sure that someone was going to make note of my use of the word "fireMAN" in this thread - wouldn't be MDC without a PC comment <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">. In this situation, the whole team happened to be male, as did the individual that brought her out the breastmilk. I think it would have been a little less astounding if a female firefighter had noticed frozen BM, and thus my purposeful use of the gender-specific term. Thanks for the gentle reminder though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">.
 

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Being a firefighter myself, that is the politically correct term<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> many firefighters I work with are intune with breasetfeeding and pumping, because of me. I stored my pumped milk in the fridge at work, unitl I got off in the morning.<br><br>
Everyone, was very supportive. I nursed and pumped for 2years with my 2 children.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">mmmmm firemen.. sigh....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">That made me tear up.</div>
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Me too! I think my dh would do the same, I don't pump, so he isn't really used to seeing pumped milk in our freezer, but- he does see it come with friends who drop their babies here on occasion.<br><br>
I hope your friend and her family are able to get back in their home quickly.
 
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