Shayne’s Project 365

Men on Fire!
January 10, 2009, 11:33 pm
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January 10I have a feeling that Houston Fire Station #23 will never be the same! For several years, the Houston Fire Department has put out a calendar that….how shall I say it?….shows off the firemens’ physiques. The calendar, called “Houston Men on Fire,” is sold to raise money for charity. At the 2008 Charity Ball, the firemen were generous enough to donate a live auction package that included a trolley ride from the ‘burbs to the fire station and dinner prepared by the firemen. A bunch of us pooled our money and bid on it.

Tonight was the night we paid our visit to the firehouse. They served us chicken tacos, queso, refried beans, Mexican rice and tortilla chips. It was actually really tasty and we got to visit with the firemen about what life is like in the firehouse, what calls they had been on today, etc. Then the real fun began. My friend Shannon tried on the gear. Then they gave us a tour of the firehouse, let us climb in the pumper truck and took us for a short ride (around the block) with the sirens blaring, let us climb on top of the ladder truck (the ladder was down) and took our photo, and let us have a try with the fire hose. I’m sure the drivers of the four cars that we sprayed are at home tonight wondering what in the heck was happening down at the firehouse this evening!

As it turns out the newbie at the firehouse, whom they call “Wolfman,” is also a competitve ballroom dancer. Go figure! So he gave us some dance lessons. In the photo, he’s 7th from the left in the back row. I tried in vain to do the swing with him. We ate dessert, bought some HFD t-shirts and went on our way. What a fabulously fun night!


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HaHa!!! The FBJSL donated an autographed “Men on Fire” calendar to Fort Bend Child Advocates, and I won it during a work door prize during our Christmas lunch! 🙂

Comment by Candace

There are 2 calendar boys in this photo — back row in the yellow shirt (Mike) and front row center (Aaron). Enjoy your calendar!!

Comment by intheburbs

After looking at the Calendar, I’ve decided it’s gonna be ‘April’ ALL YEAR LONG!!! 🙂 haha

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