Research before you rant

I appreciate the citizen’s opinion that was published in a recent Mountain Xpress on the life of a firefighter [“We Become Heroes by Saving,” Aug. 31]. However, I believe that the citizen is a bit misinformed. One of the main arguments made was that people in other professions die every day and do not get […]

We become heroes by saving

The recent firefighter fatality in Asheville has sparked a blaze of public sentiment for the profession. I don't seek to degrade firefighters, but I refuse to get caught up in the wave of arbitrary admiration by a portion of the public bent on somehow “owning” the mourning that really belongs to the family of the […]