Friday, March 18, 2005

I seem to be on a fire theme so....

Here’s the story of my first (and only) wildland firefighting experience. A little less than a year ago my sister & I were taking an intermediate wildland fire training class. During the second day of the class the local volunteer firefighter attendees were paged out for a real fire. So they decided to take the training live. Imagine the look on the landowner’s face when about 35 firefighters show up all geared out and ready to do battle…. I’m sure we were impressive. I’m sure of it. My poor husband was a bit embarrassed…. Responding to fires with his 20-year-old sister-in-law was bad enough… but watching your (7 ½ months pregnant) wife run a fire hose?

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