News Article Offers Insight into Interesting Lives of Volunteer Firefighters

The Boys and their boys: Pat Davis and Zach, John Latimore and Kyle, Alex and I, and Bruce with Keegan on his lap.

The Boys and their boys: Pat Davis and Zach, John Latimore and Kyle, Alex and I, and Bruce with Keegan on his lap.

Buffalo News Feature Reporter Ann Neville — a volunteer firefighter herself — shares her keen insight into the interesting and interrupted lifestyles that come with being a volunteer firefighter in this two-page feature published on Sunday-December 15, 2013.

We often say that life in the fire service is not a job — it’s a lifestyle — and a very interrupted lifestyle at that. But, the next time the siren sounds we’re ready to run out the door: clothes, keys and equipment in hand; leaving our loved ones behind in a warm bed, at the dinner table, or just as we were all ready to walk out the door for a family gathering.

You see, it’s our families that make the real sacrifices. Every time the siren sounds — or our pager beeps — it’s another opportunity to go do what we love to do. That’s life in the volunteer fire service and we feel proud and blessed to be a part of it.

Buffalo News:

http://www.buffalonews.com/life-arts/the-quirky-secret-world-of-volunteer-firefighters-from-alarm-reacting-dogs-to-the-brotherhood-of-the-navy-blue-t-shirt-20131215

Download the PDF: 131215 Buffalo News-Quirky Volunteers

Re-published at FirefightersWorldwide.com:

http://www.firefightersworldwide.com/2013/12/inside-quirky-world-volunteer-firefighters-buffalo-news-report/

Relevant Fire Engineering Magazine Article on Brotherhood in the Fire Service:

http://www.fireengineering.com/articles/2013/12/the-brotherhood-of-firefighters.html?cmpid=EnlFireEngWeeklyDecember132013

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