Actually, I found this more than sobering, I found it depressing.
I found it first on Rhett's site, The Fire Critic, then on Dave Statter's site, Statter911.com. As I have a lot of non-fire service readers, who might not read those sites regularly (though they should,) I decided to run it too.
It is a video concerning the City of East St. Louis IL. and their fire dept. It a a very well shot and produced video that has some incredible fire and artistic scenes in it. However, it is more about what happens to a community when socioeconomic conditions produce an environment where the "takers" outnumber the "makers" and it can no longer generate the resources to maintain itself. It's a freakin' tragedy, sadly one that is not unique to East St. Louis.
Enjoy. Wait it is actually not an enjoyable video experience, so watch and contemplate.
Kind of makes you feel grateful that you live/work where you do, doesn't it?
Thanks for reading,