9 November 2006

Young Firefighter

Now that Eric is twelve, he has joined the local volunteer fire brigade as a junior member.
Each Wednesday he joins Lana's dad and assists with the weekly training and preparations with the rest of the brigade. He has helped with setting up and organising equipment and got to ride in one of the fire trucks.
Last month when we attended the Firewise meetings Eric posed for this photo. Now he has received some second hand yellow overalls and special boots. Considering that the fire brigade members have to supply their own gear, receiving a uniform is a very handy start.
Being a junior member Eric will not be attending any actual fires. That will have to wait until he is sixteen. Until then he will learn all that needs to be learned and provide important assistance back at base (the fireshed).

No comments: