Friday, July 13, 2012

A litte human interest - Tony's Firehouse

Okay, a little human interest story to end the week ----- we are just going to forget this is Friday the 13th!

This story appeals to me as my father was both a paid and volunteer fireman and both of my sons have spent time on the volunteer department in our town and their station happens to have a special needs man who hangs out at their firehouse and, yes, they watch out for him, not quite to the extent as the firemen in the story, but, it goes to show what kind of guys firemen are no matter where they are.

This is a story about Tony Tumminello who at the age of 13, in 1953, became friends with the firemen at Fire Station One in Lansing Mich.  I am not surprised about this story, it just reinforces everything good about those "pas tout la" fireman I know and grew up around. 

And yes, the Cajun translation of the quoted words apply (and it is better than what Dad's Mom, Gram to me, use to say in French about Dad on the fire department especially after he took the quick way to basement --- the floor collapsed under him and another firemen), after all those guys run into burning buildings when everyone else is running out ---- and we love them for it ---- Thanks to firemen everywhere!

Check out the story and video at

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