The fire service is a demanding vocation. It requires its practitioners to do something completely counter-intuitive. Firefighters run toward fires.
On Monday, April 9, Fire Chief Sherman George and the St. Louis Fire Department command staff will welcome 20 new recruits into the St. Louis Fire Academy.
Over the next 17 weeks, these men and women will undergo a grueling physical and mental regimen designed to sort firefighters from the rest of us.
There will be a welcoming ceremony at 9 am on Monday at Fire Department headquarters, 1421 N. Jefferson.
It’s worth watching.