May 4 was International Firefighter’s Day. It is a time when communities around the world recognize and honor firefighters, who sacrifice their lives every day to protect other people’s lives. At the Renaissance Charter School at Palms West, Chelsea Sousa’s second-grade class learned what it takes to be a community hero. Knowing all the hard work firefighters do to keep the community safe, Sousa’s class decided to write letters and create a sign for local firefighters. The letters they wrote thanked the firefighters for their hard work. Some students wrote about experiences when they needed help from a firefighter. The firefighters from Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue Station 23 were very thankful.