It turned out that I wasn't in an actual office at all! I was accidentally sitting on the set of Chicago Fire, in the Bullpen, the office where the firefighters work when there isn't a fire. This staged office was so real, so detailed, so accurate, that I was on the set of Chicago Fire and didn't even know it.
All of our nation's defenders, including firefighters, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and law enforcement, can find comfort in knowing that we protect America's communities as best as we humanely can. And so, with National First Responders Appreciation Day on the horizon, I encourage you to pause and say "thank you" to those who, without fail, show up.