Let me start by saying (or shouting) THIS WEEK WAS SO EXCITING!! Let's start with the end of last week and the first fire scene Matt was called to. It was the old club Inferno (ironic lol). His engine wasn't first on the scene but he helped with the hoses and then went in after… Continue reading Fires, Prevention and Harrison Ford!?
This week the August issue of Prevention Magazine will probably hit the news stands. I can't wait to see how the article and the photos turned out. I have stayed in touch with the other two ladies that are also featured in the article via facebook and email and we are all anxious to see it. Check out… Continue reading My New Mission
Now that Matt has 5 shifts behind him we are starting to figure out this new routine. It is a little crazy at times but fortunately right now the kids are on summer break so there is no homework, projects or after school activities to throw in the mix just yet. After Matt's first shift… Continue reading So Much To Learn
No, I'm not going to blog about every shift. But this was Matt's first shift so yes I will blog about this one. So Wednesday night Matt prepared for his first shift at Station 4 on Engine 6. He packed up all his gear and everything he would store there in his locker. He was… Continue reading First Shift on Engine 6
Well, it's official! Matt is now an Atlanta Firefighter! The night was perfect and I was so proud of him that I couldn't sleep afterwards just thinking about everything. He could bring 5 people to the graduation with him so he chose me (of course), Hope, Bella and his mom and dad. Ben would not… Continue reading Matthew Watkins 6 A
When I say we have been on this journey for Matt to become a firefighter for a long time I'm talking almost 8 years. Applications, waiting, tests, physicals, waiting, interviews, more waiting, multiple counties and cities, got hired just to be laid off...and then had to start all over again. It's been a long process… Continue reading Surprise!
The last week of the Fire Academy is done. After enjoying the three day weekend last weekend it was time for carseat training. I didn't think there would be too much to learn on this subject but apparently there is. Like a whole text book worth of information that they learned and tested on for… Continue reading Fire Academy Update: Final week DONE!