Sunday, November 4, 2012
The Captain's Dinner
Our family was invited to the Captain's Dinner at our local fire station on Friday night. This is something that never happens. Families aren't invited to the fire stations for dinner, even the fire fighters families aren't invited to the station for dinner, unless it is a holiday dinner.
We have known the Captain of this fire station for 20 years. But haven't seen him in years. He recently had a mountain climbing injury, where he ended up with shale in his leg. He was waiting for surgery for three days and kept getting bumped by emergencies. Tim ran into him in the hospital stairwell on the third day and decided to take him into the clinic to remove the shale. Doug was so thankful that he invited us to the fire hall so the fire fighters could cook us a meal.
We got the full tour of the fire station, the tour that they never give anyone. I mean... we even got to see the bathroom and dorms! We were shown the trucks and where everything is stored in those trucks.
Josiah was chosen to put on all the fire fighting gear.
They even turned on the oxygen tank. You can see in the one photo that the alarm is going off on Josiah's chest because he wasn't moving.
We may have a fireman (or four) in the making!
They cooked us an amazing meal of grilled asparagus, roasted squash, pork tenderloin stuffed with dried tomatoes, goat cheese and spinach, garlic bread and for dessert they mixed up chocolate ice cream with chocolate chip cookies.
These fire fighters know how to cook!
We feel very honoured to have been invited by these men to join them for dinner.
And the kids were super excited when the fire fighters received a call, the alarms went off and they got to watch them change into their gear and the trucks leave, sirens on.