When I told my students he was coming, the room was filled with excitement. You would have thought that I had just told them Santa was coming to visit our room.
Part of the bargaining was that I had to put on his gear to see what it was like. And I agreed. It was heavy. It took forever to get me dressed. And it was HOT! These guys have 60 seconds to get their gear on. They wear all of that gear into a fire (which is way hotter than my classroom). And he had to do all of that in Iraq, during the summer. I was sweating and my thermostat was on 74. I can't imagine it being 115 and then going into a fire. It gave me even more respect for what he does. I know I couldn't do it.
Here's some pictures from his visit.
I'm so proud of my firefighter and all that he does.