Firefighters are always there when you call and are the ones that are running to the danger to offer help. Firefighters have one of the most severe jobs on the planet. When everyone is running out of a building that is on fire, firefighters are the ones running in. They battle blazes and are often the first responders to major accidents and other catastrophes.
On September 11th, firefighters bravely entered the burning Twin Towers in New York City to rescue as many people as they could. Some lost their lives, others trapped, and whole stations were lost. But the firefighters remained and carried on the task of rescuing survivors and aiding in the cleanup.
Our nation’s pride, everything we hold dear like bravery, courage, brotherhood, loyalty, and the ‘never give up’ attitude, was on display through our firefighters for the world to see. Firefighters are the brave heroes we count on every day.
Life of a Firefighter
Firefighters take on the job that is high stress, dangerous, and can take a toll on their health. Their bodies bear the grunt of rushing into buildings to save the souls trapped inside, and they continue to fight blazes using heavy hoses and are weighed down by heavy equipment, all the while having to battle extreme heat and smoke.
As first-responders, firefighters are often the first we see running toward danger, whether the threat is human-made or in the form of Mother Nature. Our nation’s firefighters put their lives on the line. Being a firefighter is a calling that demands long hours, dangerous situations, and often high stress in everyday life. Firefighters answer the call for help at all hours of the day and night.
Firefighters will leave their plate full of food as soon as that alarm bell goes off. They rush into action no matter what task they have at hand. These heroes load up their gear, hop in the engine, and are off to meet danger head-on. They are real heroes that put other people before themselves and take their own lives into their own hands every morning.
Over the summer, firefighters fought massive forest fires that engulfed the Pacific Northwest. They faced exposure to toxic air and smoke that blinded the eyes and filled lungs with toxins and carcinogens. While the general public was advised to stay indoors, firefighters were digging firewalls and trenches to save our forests and our national parks. As the fires blazed for months, firefighters fought with no break, with no respite, and often went back to contain more fires as we experienced a record summer of fires blazing across the nation.
While Firefighters have their station houses, we understand how vital and essential it is for firefighters to own their own homes. A place set aside just for them and their families. A home where they can go to decompress, to relax. A place where they can create memories with their friends and loved ones. A place where the only fire to fight is the barbeque that is cooking up the best meats for cookouts.
At Homes for Heroes, we understand how important having a space to call home is for our nation’s firefighters. That’s why we do what we do. We give back to our heroes (firefighters, EMS, teachers, police officers, and military) through the home buying and selling process, or through refinancing existing homes.
Working with a vast nationwide network of affiliated real estate agents and lending professionals, Homes for Heroes offers the money back to our nation’s heroes when you work with one of our affiliates for either buying, selling, or refinancing.
SIGN UP online. It’s easy, and no obligation. Once you sign up, we’ll contact you to get to know you and your home buying desires. We work with you, and with professionals in your market area, to find you the house you want to call home.
A Place To Call Home
Home ownership is necessary for firefighters. Between shifts at the station house, a firefighter needs a space of their own to relax and rest. The physical and emotional demands of being a first responder weigh heavily on both body and spirit. Having a home where you can just relax is essential for off-duty firefighters, even though we all know they are never “off duty.”
Firefighters often see the most gruesome scenes when they go out for a call. While the general public may see the flashing lights of a fire engine and pull over to allow the engine to pass safely, firefighters are headed straight for the accident or fire, whatever calamity is at hand.
Firefighters rush to the scene and are typically the first to administer life-saving care for injured folks in crashes, home fires, or in weather disasters. Working in extreme environments where there is high stress, adrenaline, and life and death decisions on a daily basis are the reality of being a firefighter.
A place to go home to that is relaxing is essential for our first responders. A home to lay your head and raise your families, a place to play with your dog or garden. A place to have a hobby and de-stress from the many demands of being a firefighter.
How Our Process Works
Once you SIGN UP on our website, and we get to know you, we work with you to save you money on your home purchase. On average, heroes that use our program save an average of over $1,500. Savings can come from either purchasing, refinancing, or selling your home. Contact us today to get in touch with an affiliate agent.
We want to thank our nation’s firefighters for their everyday bravery, sacrifice, and courage in the face of tragedy. Thank you all for your courage, for being the first ones to respond, and for being the last ones to leave once the fire is out.
Firefighters are real heroes that are on the front lines of catastrophes and are there whenever you need them. Thank you, firefighters, for being there every time we need you, and for answering every call with bravery and honor.