Friday, September 29, 2006

The Probie Shield Came Off Today!

Today, working the last shift before my time off and travel, I was presented with my helmet shield, replacing my "Big Orange P" probationary firefighter helmet shield.

(For the humor impaired, the above is just an inside joke, my name is underneath)

I was presented this shield by the senior man on my group, Bruce Timmons (36 years with HFD)

I was proud to share this moment with my group, Group 2.

And the view of my ride I was piloting for the shift 9-29-06

Kind of bittersweet, but my probie days are now behind me (I have the official letter to prove it too!). Now begins the "Junior Man" period of my career....which is seemingly even tougher!!!