When people choose their dream jobs, there are usually important reasons for it. More often than not, a specific event inspires people to pursue such a career path.
This was particularly true for a firefighter named Rob Lee from California. When he was only six years old, he experienced a horrific fire. Thankfully, he survived, and his beloved dog Macke was also rescued. This was what inspired him to become a firefighter.
In Rob’s profession, he would always find himself in the same position. This time, he was the rescuer – he even saved a dog from a fire.
Rescuing a veteran’s pup
A group of firefighters in Fresno rushed to a house fire that was caused by the Fourth of July fireworks. The ravaged house belonged to a veteran; thankfully, all the humans made it safely outside, except for their furry friend.
While a firefighter was trying to save the dog, the dog seemed to refuse the rescue, even attempting to bite the firefighter. So Rob, together with other firefighters, doubled their efforts to pull the dog to safety. He said that their extra effort was worth it
In the end, the dog was treated for smoke inhalation but was already doing well.
What happened 21 years ago
This mission held a special place in Rob’s heart, as he faced the same situation 21 years ago – only that time, he was a kid waiting for his own pup to be rescued.
When Rob was young, his small dog Mackie was also trapped inside a burning home. Coincidentally, it was caused by the Fourth of July Fireworks. The firefighters rescued Mackie, which allowed the dog to live with Rob for eight more years.
Rob wanted to change lives the way firefighters affected him. He started fighting fires with the Central Coast departments and forest service. And eventually, he became part of the Fresno Fire group, which allowed him to return the favor and save another person’s dog.
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