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Ad's not going to like this post.

He's a modest man, and it's hard to even get a photo of him at the best of times. He ducks out of the viewfinder every time. 

The idea of a whole post about him? That's not a deprecating fiasco farming story? I'll push my luck.

When we moved home to my hometown and family farm, one of the drawcards for Ad was the possibility of joining the Rural Fire Service. My Dad's been a member for about a hundred years. He was Captain for many of those and is still very active. I've always been so proud of him.

Ad has wanted to volunteer for a brigade since he was five. Or four, I think.

And so, before he even arrived in town, an application was stuck on our fridge for him.

He loves the RFS. If that beeper goes off he gets up in the middle of dinner or the middle of the night and attends car accidents or smoke alarm dramas at the local retirement home or the very occasional fire.

This weekend: he got the call. Time to learn to drive the truck. 

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And the instructer being the Deputy Captain, a good friend of Dad's and familiar with Adam's smallies, suggested a stop en route. At the farm.

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There's just nothing like seeing someone's dreams coming true before your eyes. 

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It's the coolest thing. 

xxx

19 Comments on “fireman

Nin
October 3, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Love. That is all from me, just love x

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Sarahb
October 4, 2012 at 5:33 am

Fabulous post Fi.

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Deanne
October 4, 2012 at 5:40 am

well done, such an important job, i really appreciate what they do, they have helped us numerous times where we live!

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Just Joyful
October 4, 2012 at 8:11 am

Ask a little boy what he wants to be when he grows up, and he will say “a fireman”. Men are really still little boys at heart. It is great to see someone so obviously enjoying seeing his dream come true!

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Kate
October 4, 2012 at 8:25 am

they are great photos, I love the look on his face in the last one. So much joy and passion. It’s great to see someone doing something they are passionate about
cheers Kate

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jacinta
October 4, 2012 at 3:36 pm

I know many men whoa want to but cant due to the pay scale, too sad 🙁 i do like a fireman they have bailed me out on more than one occasion.

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nell
October 4, 2012 at 8:30 pm

pure awesomeness

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ella d
October 5, 2012 at 12:32 pm

How fantastic! Love it.

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Deb
October 5, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Yep. He’d be good in a calendar! 😀

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Hazel
October 5, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Oh, how nice of the deputy to stop off at the farm!

My next door neighbour is a volunteer at the retained (volunteer) fire station in the next village. They did a demonstration of an accident recently- wrecked car with Casualties Union volunteers sitting inside it and then a police motorcyclist, an ambulance and the fire crew all drove in on blues and sirens and they cut the roof off of the car- every boys eyes were out on stalks!

Well done Adam!

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Sue
October 6, 2012 at 1:03 am

Oooh, ooh, what Deb said! Calendar! Of all things Inner Pickle, but especially this one!

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A Facebook User
October 6, 2012 at 2:54 am

You have every reason to be proud. The general public has no idea of the committment being a volunteer fireman/EMS is for an individual. Training is intense and never ending. It is physically tiring as well as emotionally. I was priviliged to be on our local township fire department as EMS. The firemen/women impressed me greatly with all they have to do. It takes a special person.

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Lynell
October 6, 2012 at 2:37 pm

The smile on your husband’s face just made my day & those little kidlets will probably remember the time the firetruck came home. 😀
P.S. I agree with what Sue says…Definitely Calendar material… hehehe

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Sue
October 9, 2012 at 5:07 am

ps, if I visit, can he swing me a turn to drive that gorgeous thing?

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littlegreenvillage
October 9, 2012 at 2:27 pm

He looks so unbelievably happy in the photos.
Priceless.

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serenab2008@gmail.com
October 9, 2012 at 3:31 pm

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innerpickle
October 9, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Thank you Serena!

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innerpickle
October 9, 2012 at 4:07 pm

I can’t tell you how much jolly laughter the idea of Adman the calender boy has brought to this house. How awesome.

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innerpickle
October 9, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Only if you sign up as a perpetual volunteer my friend! Move in? x

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