23 November 2008

The Reluctant Farmer becomes a Fireman

The Reluctant Farmer has joined our local volunteer fire department!

I'm so proud of him.

Every week he goes to a meeting at the fire hall and learns something new - last week they tried out all the small equipment like chain saws, generators, and gasoline powered cutting tools. He even has a set of equipment hanging on pegs in the hall, just waiting for him to complete enough training to be able to go with everyone else when a call comes in.

Most of his training will be accomplished in the weekly sessions at the fire hall, but there are some 'bigger' things to be done as well. Last week, The Reluctant Farmer took two days off of work and attended First Aid training, and now has his CPR and standard first aid certification. He's been looking at all the different courses available and trying to figure out when he can fit them into his very busy schedule, so that he can start answering calls.

He says that all he really wants is to drive the fire truck ... but I know he wants to be a part of something important and do something for the community as a whole.

I can't wait to see him on the big red truck in the annual parade! :)


  1. Anonymous7:54 pm

    Wow! exciting stuff! Applejack was a volunteer fireman as well. Good luck and safety to all the guys who go do these things.

  2. I had forgotten that Apple Jack was a volunteer firefighter! Apparently we're following in the family tradition. :)

    The fire department here answers all kinds of calls ... fires are actually fairly far down on the list, after motor vehicle accidents and other medical emergencies.

    The Reluctant Farmer figures if he is able to reset his own nose (after breaking it with a rubber mallet...) he's obviously got no issues with squeamishness, so he's ready to use the Jaws of Life or do whatever it takes when it's needed.

    What a guy. :)

  3. Oooo...that's awesome! They actually let you play with big power tools, ride in the truck, and do something good for people at the same time. Sweet.

    Whether it's a burning building, a crashed car, or broken leg, we know that people will appreciate having the Reluctant Farmer come to their aid. Good on ya!


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