Saturday, June 15, 2013

Firefighter keeps going after Black Forest fire destroyed his own home

Ft. Carson Firefighter Puts Loss Behind, Continues To Provide Support
June 15, 2013

FORT CARSON, Colo. – Ben Robinett lost everything when, two hours after the Black Forest fire started, his house burned to the ground.

Even with all of Ben Robinett’s possessions gone and his family now homeless, he continues to help anyone that he can.

Ben Robinett, a firefighter and emergency medical technician with the Fort Carson Fire Department, inspires his fellow brothers.

“I have known Ben for seven years, and I am proud to work beside him,” said Martin Flores, firefighter and EMT, FCFD. “We have been through everything together, from wild land fires, structure fires, and many life and death situations.

“You could not ask for a better partner at your side. He is as solid as a rock,” Flores said. “He still continues to come to work even though his house is gone. That shows his true passion for this job. His work ethic and dedication inspires us all.”

Ben Robinett said he was at the grocery store on Tuesday with his 16-year-old daughter, Emily, when they came out and saw the fire.
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