It's weird, but people ask me if I am nervous that he is a firefighter, and actually, I am not. Sure, I worry when we hear his ladder company is going to a fire, but he wanted to be a firefighter since he was 3.
My biggest fear was when he was waiting for his number to be called to get into the FDNY academy, and was in the NYPD
academy. I just knew he wasn't designed to be a cop, and if he became one, I would have been worried every day. But going into fires is what he knows and I know he will be fine.
He also has my Dad watching over him. Dad passed 14 years ago and thought he gave birth to Jimmy.
They were inseparable. Joe would never let anything happen to him. This I also know.