Firefighters Work on Labor Day
While many people relax and enjoy Monday off, there are some who have to work on the holiday dedicated to workers.
Some firefighters from the Macon-Bibb County Fire Department helped runners at Central City Park who needed assistance after running races in the 36th annual Macon Labor Day Road Race. The men waited around by the truck as runners came by to cool down as well as check their pulses after the race.
Even though it's a holiday dedicated to the millions of workers, Sergeant Bernard Freeman said he and his men enjoy working at fun events like the race but do miss barbequing with friends and family on the holiday.
"You know you kind of miss not being with your family,” Freeman said. “You know they go out and celebrate and all that stuff, we sit at the station. It's kind of hard sometimes but it comes with the job.”
Freeman said he and his men will stay at the event until a call comes in that requires them to leave.
The first Labor Day Holiday was celebrated more than 100 years ago in New York City as a way to thank workers for their dedication to their jobs.