Firefighters are a breed unto themselves, doing a job most of us won’t or can’t do, yet we can’t live without.
In Arlington and Winchester, MA, a news photographer got an in-the-helmet view of the rigors of firefighter training. It’s about as close as you can come without having to endure it yourself. Click image to see the slide show.
Arlington, Mass. – Since he was a young teenager, 31-year-old Chris Gibbons had his heart set on becoming a firefighter. “For me, it was a lifelong dream,” Gibbons said. When Gibbons turned 18, he joined the auxiliary group and passed the test to become an EMT. From 2001 to his hiring last year, Gibbons was an emergency 911 dispatcher for Arlington, while continuing to serve on the auxiliary force. This spring, that dream became a reality, as Gibbons and two others joined Arlington’s firefighting force full time. As a new firefighter, Gibbons will start out on the ambulance, which responds to fires in addition to medical calls, he said.
Best of luck to my brother, Jason, who is gearing up for the EMT test this summer!
Thanks Wicked Local.