I bet he was a “Run to the Curb” kid
Here’s a link to an article about the oldest serving active firefighter in Forrest County, Missouri being honored for his service: http://www.wdam.com/Global/story.asp?S=11668200.
Although, if you do the math, it looks like he was a late bloomer. You can bet he was a “Run to the Curb” type kid — and probably still is, even at 78.
Congratulations to him and others just like him serving their communities across America.