Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Wordful Wednesday - TVFD & My Crazies

So a few Saturdays ago we had the chance to attend the grand opening of our new neighborhood fire department. We had already met some of these fine men and women when they came to visit us a week before when we had our chimney fire. We are so happy they are so close. I called 9-1-1 and within 60 seconds you could hear the sirens and then a split second later they were here. The station is about 3/4 of a mile away. Good for us as the cap on the top of the chimney was a scalding orange with huge sparks flying out. All turned out well, though. That same week they saved a choking 2 yr old. If it weren't for the new location of the department, those fine fire fighters would not have made it in time. As you can see, the kids had no fun at all. Colleen actually said she is thinking about trying to go through fire fighter school.

Thanks Angie


Anonymous said...

They look so cute and its awesome they are so close to you guys!

CaJoh said...

We had a fire recently too, but ours was between the walls of the two units. Took them an hour to locate the source.

Glad to know the crazies had so much fun.

angie said...

What a blessing to have the fire station so close. I would have FREAKED out about a chimney fire and I shudder to think about that choking girl. I love your collage!

Deb said...

ok, first of all, from what you've shared with us, colleen would make a kick-butt firefighter! i say go for it!!!

love your collage. how do you do that?

and before you bring it up... yes i know i need to get going on my crazy post so we can have our big debut!

Eudae-Mamia said...

I LOVE having a firehouse just down the road - you know, besides all the cute firefighters shopping at my grocery store.

Glad they were able to help - you and that child. Choking scares me to death!! Having a kid with a peanut allergy will do that to you.