Looking ahead: Following the successful cave rescue operation by brave first responders in Thailand, we are reminded to honor and thank local first responders, our community hereos, who put themselves on the front line of disasters while jeopardizing their own safety every day to protect and save others. The complexity of work by law enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics, EMTs and volunteers, and the unknown challenges that they face are often not visible in the communities they protect. Never knowing what to expect, they are trained to handle a variety of situations and put themselves in harm’s way to keep our communities safe. Read