As some of you know I joined the RFS (rural fire service) to be able to learn how to protect the area I live in and my home. On Sunday I completed my Basic Assessment which means I am now able to help provide assistance with fires like property protection, grass fires, bush fires, etc.
The training was vigorous with practical and theory but "little me" and Byron made it through with a lot of help from our trainers Lindsay and Karen Gorrie, not forgetting the assistance from fellow firefighters and our bald captain (that is another story which i will try and post another day).The day itself was absolutely gorgeous but blooming hot in our PPE (personal protective equipment). Plenty of food and drink was supplied. Oh yeah we had yummy melting ice cream but don't you just love to stir it around until it is a blob, then eat it.
As you can see at the end of the day we were full of smiles, physically shattered but mentally charged.
You can check out my brigades website at http://grosewold.com/. The picture gallery is really interesting. Check out our Captains head and beard shave.