That just about summarizes the last 3 days. BUT, for today, let us focus our attention on the GOOD!
|Two very proud boys!|
speakers did a very nice job. Deputy Chief Payne was by far my favorite speaker of the evening, although the Fire and Police Commissioner gave a very moving speech, and glimpse into his days as a beat cop. Having been a volunteer firefighter in New Holstein, Jeff's dad was able to give Jeff his badge, which was very moving. The slides shows were great, with perfect music to accompany them. The images giving us, the families, a spectators view of their days for the last 14 weeks - from their swearing in, to their PT, to their final burn. However, what was most striking by far, was the sense of pride in the room. Pride just radiated from the instructors, the brass and the families. But most importantly, from the guys. Their sense of pride was almost inspiring. It was not an easy road, and not all who started was there to celebrate. They had made it and earned the privilege of calling themselves Milwaukee Firefighters.
|Jeff and his mini-me bobblehead!|
|We MADE IT!!|
Today, Halloween, is Jeff's first shift at engine 2. I have 2 junior firefighters and 2 princess firefighters that are SO excited to go trick or treating at Engine 2 today!! Good luck today honey!!