Honoring firefighters in Rapides: 'Every time they run into the flame, their lives are at risk'
Firefighters from all over Rapides Parish gathered in Alexandria Saturday morning for Firefighter Appreciation Day.
Families, friends, and just folks around the community showed up at the mega-shelter next to LSUA to support those who face the fire every day, and to remember those who died in action.
Coordinators also honored families of fallen firefighters, and handed out 'Firefighter of the Year' awards.
Among those attending were some elected officials, all there to leave a message of gratitude to these firefighters.