Wednesday, November 5, 2014

CALL THE FIRE DEPARTMENT!

Fortunately, I have never had to call the Fire Department.  What brave fighters they are.  They are usually the first on the scene ... I can't imagine the horror some have seen.  Burning buildings, auto accidents, cars smashing into pedestrians (yes, that happened here on trick or treat night).

One of my uncles retired as a Lieutenant in the Fire Department.  So glad he LIVED til retirement!  A few years ago I worked with a consulting group who specialized in helping fire departments grow and change.  Analyzing data to determine where to locate a new station.  Training fire fighters for management positions.  Helping retired fire fighters to find jobs at smaller departments who cannot afford typical chief pay (win/win there!).

A young friend trained and studied to become a fire fighter which is how I learned how tough it is to get in!  Hundreds of people try for one spot.  I think most people have to be on a volunteer department and work their way up.  The benefits are outstanding and a lot of the benefits are for life.  And I don't begrudge them a single penny.  

In an effort to broaden Braeden's career passions ... we are now doing a lot of fire fighting around here ....


In fairness, he wants to be an Army fire fighter ....


3 comments:

  1. In time he'll work his way through all the Village People careers. LOL Cute photo.

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  2. I love his outfit, but I don't want him in the Army! I don't even want him to be a fire fighter! I want him to go to college and get a nice, safe job!

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  3. How cute that photos is. Such big, grownup dreams.

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