The crew was mostly rough acting, talking veterans. There was an engine, ladder truck
, rescue truck
, and an ambulance. I was to go out as often as possible for the experience. The alarm sounded and my heart jumped into my throat. It was a house fire for the engine company. I jumped into my boots, pulled up my bunking pants, secured my suspenders, swung my coat over my shoulders, and pushed my helmet down tight over my head. The engine was pulling out. It was a Mack convertible.