• Thanks Rex.. nice shot, nice sentiment. As a former volunteer firefighter and more recently a fire Policeman…. I appreciate the thoughts for all those do the most amazing and honorable jobs on the planet. They are a wonderful and rare breed indeed.

  • Thanks, Bo. My son is a volunteer fire fighter at the University of the South (Sewanee.edu), The department is comprised of community and student volunteers. It’s both an honor and a serious responsibility for a student to serve on it — and it’s a great tradition at the school that stretches back nearly a century. He was with me when I took this photo and I got to listen to an hour conversation as he struck up what turned out to be an hour-long conversation with the Fairhope fire fighter volunteers about their new pump truck and, well, from there, it got too technical for me to follow.