Out with the old, in with the new. Last night at the Bloomington Twp Fire Dept. December Business Meeting, I was presented with my Black Helmet (Right), which means that I’ve been released from probationary firefighter (probie) status and am now considered an active firefighter.
On the left is my old yellow helmet that designated me as a probie with BTFD which I’ve had and worn for almost a year now.
In the middle is the Rookie of the Year award that I was presented with at the BTFD Christmas Party on Saturday Night!
Finally — Thank you to all of those who have helped me get to where I am today in the fire service. I couldn’t have done it without all of my Fire Department family and friends (BTFD members both paid and volunteer, as well as those from other Monroe County departments), as well as my friends and family who’ve been there to support me along the way. 🙂 I can’t thank you all enough!