October 31st, 2011

Mark

taking charge


Any writing I may have done yesterday was interrupted by a house fire; I ended up driving the rescue truck (I'm standing by it in my icon) and then commanded the operation, but the fire went out anyway. Honestly, I've always preferred to be inside on the nozzle, where it's warm; sometimes *very* warm.

But, when you're on a volunteer fire department you don't really get to choose what position you end up in. I think I did a fair job in both; the Rescue and crew arrived in one piece (I don't usually drive the trucks -- not my area of expertise), and yes, the fire went out. It might be better to ask the other firefighters how they think I did! Oh, here's the article on it:
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