Sometimes Far Guy and I are out and about when his pager goes off..he is still a Volunteer Fireman and is on call from 7 to 7 during weekdays. In our area most of the young guys are out of the area working during the day and the fire hall can be short handed. Sometimes Chance and I drop Far Guy off at the fire hall, they will see that he gets home.
Every evening at six o’clock there is a pager test, Chance knows that it is just a test..but it is a signal to him that someone should be in the kitchen cooking supper (usually Far Guy). Other times during the day, if the pager goes off while Far Guy and Chance are outside..Chance heads for the house ..he knows he will be left behind. He plops himself down next to the door and sighs.
The other day, we were close to the location of a fender bender..Chance and I watched from afar. Now that reminds me of a joke. “Did you know that the wisemen were really fireman? ( pause for effect) It says so right in the Bible..they came from afar.”
On Thursday night we had a “date night”..there was a control burn, and I got to take photos. Chance watched from the car, and then Far Guy took him for a walk. I watched and took photos from afar. Far Guy was there to see that all of their cameras were set to take photos and to be a driver just in case there was a rescue call.
Control burns are done for a number of reasons usually the houses are no longer inhabitable and the owners wish to burn them down. It provides a great training exercise for Fireman, this house provided valuable training that may some day save a Fireman’s life..or maybe yours. I got some great shots of some awesome fire behavior:)