A couple years ago, our son, Buck, went to school to be a fireman. That’s about the time the government, states and cities went to no-hire, no expansion mode leaving few jobs for firemen to find. On top of that, the college he went to did things a little backwards. They told firemen that jobs were available it a graduate had a fire degree with a EMT certification. Well…that isn’t exactly true either. Most places want candidates to be a paramedic and a fire fighter degree….
So what’s a man to do? In the meantime Buck has a good paying job, works outside, can set his own hours and for the most part, likes his job….but the firefighter in him still wants to fight a fire. So he signed up to wild land fire fight.
Hubby and I didn’t think much of it thinking he’d change his mind or wouldn’t get called…but that’s not the case.
He just found out that within the week he will probably be sent to Colorado, either the High Park or the Little Sand fire. After reading this news in makes me a little nervous.
He’s busy packing, preparing and purchasing while trying to work ahead at his job trying to not leave to much unfinished business.
Just as I got word from him, I got an email from Julie over at Having Fun Quilting. She was showing pictures of the Wood Hollow fire in Utah that is really close to her home. She is calling for quilters to jump into action and help furnish quilts, be it finished quilts, tops or batting and fabric donations to help now homeless families in her area.
Well my reply is sure we’ll help. This is exactly the thing Kelli and I were hoping to do with Do Good Deeds quilts.
So if you will, say a couple prayers for my boy and for the families who are affected by these fires. Then hop over to Julie’s blog and see the many ways you could help.