When it comes to chaos, firefighter Sean Johnson has seen more than his share.
Johnson was a Brooklyn fireman during 9/11, part of Ladder 170, and was front and center for the collapse of the World Trade Center.
He’s also helped out in several tropical storms and hurricanes, including Hurricane Harvey.
One thing Johnson notices every time are the looks of people who have survived a disaster such as Harvey, and he says he will never get used to seeing them.
Johnson, who has a 19 year career as a firefighter, says that people get two distinct “looks” after enduring a catastrophe such as the massive flooding in Texas: shock and adrenaline.
Often times, according to Johnson’s observations, those who have not yet grasped the full severity of the damages have a look of determination and adrenaline on their faces, whereas those who have escaped the worst will look defeated and drained.
Johnson plans to stay in Texas until September 11th, and is offering his advice to law enforcement and rescue personnel in the meantime.
Thankfully, heroes like Sean Johnson are always willing to step up to the plate and put themselves in harm’s way to save lives with their experience and advice.