Like many communities around the country, volunteer fire depts. provide the primary fire protection for smaller communities. Every year the local volunteers stage a fund raiser. Here this includes a donation for a sponsored family portrait session. Since this event is held at the fire station, this is also an opportunity to visit with the firefighters and check out their equipment.
There was quite a line for the pictures since they had gotten a lot of walk ins for the event. The photographer picked up the pace and kept everyone on schedule. While waiting we took a tour of the place and talked with the firefighters.
As an added bonus, while we were there they had a call and we were able to observe their scramble to get under way. Victoria did not seem impressed with the activity, so clearly we will be back in a few years when she really can enjoy all the hats, hoses and fire equipment.