VIDEO: For the last few weeks colleagues and loved ones of fallen firefighters have laced up their shoes to be a part of a more than 200 mile trek from Florida to South Carolina to spark change.
“We do these walks, not only to honor the firefighters but help the families heal,” said Tom “Bull” Hill, a retired Orange County firefighter.
It all started when a promise was made.
“Two firemen saw something before they died and that was how it started,” said Hill.
Hill says a few years ago he helped take care of two men as they battled cancer. They asked him to take their helmet shield and walk the state of Florida to bring awareness to the lives cut short by cancer, PTSD or suicide.
“Everyone who’s walked, as skeptical as you are, or hardcore as you are, they get changed,” Hill said.
So he started walking. Hill says since then he’s walked more than 1,000 miles in Florida alone.