I started working for a private ambulance company back in 1980. Then was hired by the Aurora Fire Department in 1987. I have progressed through the ranks from probationary firefighter to paramedic and for the last 14 years have served as a suppression lieutenant on an engine company. Most my time as an officer has been at station 10. I have had the honor of working with a great crew at 10s. However after 34 years in emergency service, It is time to retire. from firefighting and emergency medicine. It is with great excitement that I pick up my hammer to begin a new career as a full-time blacksmith. I have been running the shop part-time for 20 years or more and the time feels right to make it a full-time job. So thank you to all of those I have served with as a fire fighter and thank you to all of my customers past and present who have made this transition possible. Wednesday October 8th will be the start of a new adventure. Please come visit at http://www.blackbearforge.com
SO. VERY. JEALOUS!