Sunday, September 28, 2008
So during the whole birth adventure, the firefighters from one of the stations here in Summerfield were the first to respond. I must say, they were great. They were very helpful and did everything possible to make Rebecca and Gabe comfortable while we waited for the EMS folks to arrive. They gave us a bunch of blankets and help Rebecca maintain at least a touch of modesty, considering she was naked from the waist down when they arrived.
As we were leaving in the ambulance, the lead guy that night asked us to bring Gabe by the firehouse when we got a chance. Well, about a week after Gabe was born, we went to the firehouse nearest the site and there wasn't anyone there. So the next weekend, we went to another firehouse and the guys there were kind enough to look up the call records for that night and told us who the guys were that responded and where they were stationed and even when their next shift was so we could go see them.
They all happened to be working the next day, so we went out to their station that evening and were lucky enough to find Mike and the guys there. They were so excited to see us! Mike even remembered Gabe's name. We stayed around for a little while and they brought Olivia out to the firetruck and let her sit up in the driver's seat and play around for a while. They gave both Gabe and Olivia Junior Firefighter's badges and said we were welcome to come back anytime.