Before yesterday, the total number of Arizona firefighters killed by wildfires since 1955 was 21.
First responders of all kinds are awesome. But firefighting is particularly terrible work.
In a decent society, firefighters would have yachts and country homes, while bankers would scrape from paycheck to paycheck.
ETA (by Abi) In the comments, this lovely tribute by Jo Walton:And if death is the end, if death is all;