He is fighting fires no more

Miami Herald – He recently got back from a three-week vacation, the longest he said he has taken since he joined the department. ”I’d never really done that before,” he said. “There was always something going on at the station. . . . I’d always have to leave

Job loss ‘messes up game plan’
Baltimore Sun – Last summer, Tracey and Robert Thornton just wanted to start saving for their children’s college costs and take an occasional vacation. But their combined income of $77,000 a year wasn’t keeping up with their spending as they cared for four children