1) Me with members of the Dallas Color Guard 2) DFR Pipes & Drum members playing bagpipesThe day started out with a pep rally of sorts. Pam, EFNT Director, gave a heartfelt speech about why we should remember what happened on 9/11/01 that had many of us in tears. Then the Dallas Fire & Rescue Pipes and Drum core performed Amazing Grace on the bagpipes - that was cool and screechy.
Then everyone deployed to the 6 different stations to work for the day: painting, landscaping, installing ceiling fans, putting together shelving units, cleaning, etc.
I had Station #11 which is celebrating it's 100th anniversary next year. It's one of the oldest stations in the city and one of the very few that still has a fire pole that the men slide down to get to their trucks.
What struck me the most throughout the day was how polite, respectful, humble and appreciative these fire fighters were. Did I also mention that they were so handsome!!! There's just something about a man in uniform... It was such a pleasure to work with them today.
Station #11 getting a scrub down
|Members of the D Magazine team and the Dallas Fire & Rescue. I have my hand on the arm of my new friend, Captain Carl|