Saturday, November 10, 2007

My Fireman

Jeff was involved in his first fire ever on Thursday. Well, his first fire professionally, that is. (He was a Walker County volunteer, after all). It wasn't staged as part of their training. They got to the academy on Thursday morning and the instructors said, "suit up and let's go."

The lumber yard had been burning all night, and by the time they got there, they were really just helping with the clean up. But I am sure it was a great adventure for him anyway.

Here are some photos from the news. I don't think that Jeff is in any of them, but these are his classmates. They are the ones that are standing all around the school bus in photo #10.
http://projects.ajc.com/gallery/view/metro/gwinnett/1107norcrossfire/

3 comments:

Jason said...

Jeff,
Congrats on the fire! You must have been bored - so you started the fire by yourself! BRILLIANT! I'm glad to hear everything is going well!

Tabitha said...

the caption on photo ten was kind of ironic. "finally taking a break" - we'd just gotten there and had barely done a thing!

roadrunner201 said...

I thought it was actually more ironic that none of you were actually firefighters yet when this photo was taken (except the girl who already has her firefighter one). I guess it did not sound as good to say: "Firefighter recruits take a break."