The other day I lost one of my biggest great-uncle Jack, who was a retired Lt from the Springfield MA Fire Dept.

Uncle Jack was swimming in his pool with friends when he lost consciousness. The great guys of Springfield worked extra-hard to keep him going but a few days ago Jack was taken off the ventilator and joined other fallen brothers, and the beloved wife he lost to cancer 14 months ago.

The worst thing of all was that my grandpa, a huge fire buff and Jacks brother-in-law, heard the whole thing go down on the scanner.

Please keep my family in your thoughts, and rest in peace Uncle Jack. You're a great addition for the station in the sky.