Just received a text from a crewmate that our colleague from another shift got hit in the face by an exploding tire at a car fire. Ambulance took him away, face black and blue. :(
Thankfully nothing was broken and just has a bunch of stitches on his chin and will be taking some time off till he heals. So much for his perfect George Clooney face. I called him up (firefighter mate... not George Clooney lol) and told him glad he's ok and not to worry too much about his good looks since chicks dig scars.
I hate close calls. Sends chills down my spine. To everyone on shift tonight, be safe. I couldn't bear the thought of anything happening to any of you.