Living downtown in a big city, one gets used to the sound of sirens on a daily basis. Most fire calls are false alarms, fortunately. This one wasn't, and firefighters had to rescue 8 people from certain death. I took this shot from my balcony at five in the morning and was relieved to know that nobody perished. I salute the bravery and importance of our first responders, worldwide. Where would we be without them?