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.