The volunteer fireman.  William Senior Fire Fighter. by happypat

The volunteer fireman. William Senior Fire Fighter.

As you know our grandson William is a very keen volunteer fireman in his home town in New Zealand.
He’s been with the force for six years & goes out to every call he can manage.
Road accidents, fires, in fact anything that paramedics tackle over here. They have to be much more versatile than our firemen in the UK.
Some really upsetting things he has to cope with which he seems to do admirably for a young man.

Before we left on our last day he took us round his local station where he spends quite a bit of his time.
We were amazed at the equipment in each fire engine. So well supplied for any eventuality.

I was very surprised at the weight of the helmets, oxygen canisters...even the hoses are a massive weight. To think that firemen like William climb all those steps up the Sky Tower in Auckland with all that weight on their backs for Memorial Day of 9/11.

On his wedding day a week last Saturday many of the guests were his fellow firemen.

Three good things:
1. All carers & people in the community who take our safety & welfare so seriously.
2. Some really funny messages on social media, makes me laugh....you have to laugh or else....
3. Our little shopper has been & filled our cupboards!
nice
March 31st, 2020  
Nice storytelling.
March 31st, 2020  
A lovely informative collage Pat ! Not often do you do a collage !! and a great informative paragraph !
March 31st, 2020  
bep
Thanks for sharing; a very interesting collage
March 31st, 2020  
you must be really proud Pat,
Thanks for the message on my FB video , I took it down :)
March 31st, 2020  
@phil_howcroft Can’t be too careful these days....I enjoyed watching it....specially seeing a Ruby lolling in bed, best place!
March 31st, 2020  
This is a great collage. Firemen need to have so much training which is constantly ongoing.
March 31st, 2020  
I do hope your wedding has proved to be safe! One recent wedding in Bluff - at the end of NZ as had 8 cases and another wedding in Wellington, 12 cases! Keep safe and in contact too!
April 1st, 2020  
Wonderful collage and we should be so grateful in this Me-age for people who do this whether volunteering or a paid job.
April 1st, 2020  
A wonderful collage to show all the equipment. I am amazed at him being a volunteer fireman - doing all that dangerous work for free. He must be a very kind man - koodos to him.
April 1st, 2020  
A great assortment of images!
April 1st, 2020  
What a great collage. I tip my hat to him for all that he does
April 1st, 2020  
Fab collage. Love the red!
April 1st, 2020  
@sangwann All firemen in NZ are volunteer Dione, well all except the very major cities. Most small towns & communities have a volunteer force.
April 1st, 2020  
@maggiemae Yes weddings all went well maggie...Will & Erin got theirs in in the Saturday before all weddings banned!
April 1st, 2020  
Interesting and lovely collage
April 2nd, 2020  
A very talented and dedicated young man. We really appreciate all the hours these vollies put in.
April 2nd, 2020  
What a lovely collage - and very interesting to read about it.
April 3rd, 2020  
Great collage!
April 3rd, 2020  
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