Here we are just finishing a wonderful dinner held at Engine 52's station house last night. All of 52's families were invited in for dinner but, for one reason or another Vincent's family was the only one to make it. I guess the others got tired of eating alone as the crew is very often called out just as they sit down to eat!
Greensboro's fire departments are First Responders so they go on all auto accident with injury, medical emergency, rescue and fire calls. They are most often the first service to arrive.
In anticipation of being called out the men scoffed down their meal pretty quickly, then they relaxed for maybe 45 seconds.
See how the guys are jumping up? Off to the races? Bad food? A five alarm fire? No! They are rushing to do the dishes!
I can tell you if these men jumped up from the dinner table and rushed to clean the kitchen at home like they do here there would be a lot of happy wives serving their meals. Actually, I've never seen anything like it. The kitchen was cleaned with military precision in record time. ( That last sentence is a misnomer but you know what I mean. )
looks at him with adoring eyes whenever they meet.
And, in the picture below, Josh, another firefighter at 52, holds Cohen and Sophia. Josh is waiting for his first baby to arrive very soon. Exciting times a comin'
The fellas had six calls between midnight and 6 am so their routine didn't stay interrupted by leisure for very long.
You ask, Why " Last Meal @ 52 "?
CONGRADULATIONS SON !