Most people are able to take time off during the holidays, but others have to tough it out at work while everyone else is celebrating.

“It’s hard. It’s hard and something that they’re learning to get used to,” said Eric Garcia, a firefighter, who for years has had to work on Christmas Day.

Garcia, who is married, works at the busiest fire station in the country: Skid Row.

He says year after year he’s had to explain why he has to work the holiday to his four kids.

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