Fire Academy

Forced Entry and Ladders

Matt just finished Forced Entry and Ladder Week in the Fire Academy. During Forced Entry they used the "irons" and learned how to force their way inside outward swinging doors, inward swinging doors, metal doors, wooden doors and burglar bars. As far as the ladder training...I'm glad I didn't really know what he was doing… Continue reading Forced Entry and Ladders

Fire Academy

Here We Go!

Matt just finished day 12 of the fire academy and this is definitely a huge learning experience...for BOTH of us! For him obviously it is learning what it takes to become a firefighter- physically, mentally and emotionally. For me it's another challenge of being what God tells us wives to be. A supportive helpmate. This… Continue reading Here We Go!

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The smell of smoke

Day 4 of the Atlanta Fire Rescue Academy (AFRA) resulted in me coming home to the smell of smoke and burnt clothes... Matt got his training turnout gear! They are used, worn and BURNT. After our very brief photo shoot (because he wouldn't put the entire suit on for me) he recited the Atlanta Fire… Continue reading The smell of smoke

Fire Academy, Our Family

Tornados, Pinterest and The Shirt!

After a long night watching the weather radar waiting for tornado warnings to stop (my biggest fear...) we finally got some sleep and are now enjoying a nice family day at home...all 5 of us.  It will be nice spending the next few months with Matt at home on the weekends during the academy before… Continue reading Tornados, Pinterest and The Shirt!

Fire Academy

It’s Been A Long Time Comin’

Well, day 1 of the fire academy is in the history books. Really nothing more than filling out paperwork and listening to the human resources department speak about benefits. I'm sure day 2 will hold a little more excitement for my future firefighter... It's been a long time comin'... nearly 8 years. Applying, testing, interviews,… Continue reading It’s Been A Long Time Comin’