It would be hard to top the very adorable and uncommon opportunity of six babies of the Oklahoma firefighters posing for the fire station’s Christmas card.
A rare opportunity came up to the Durant Fire Department in Oklahoma as six babies were born in a group of 33 firefighters this year alone – from February to June. Chief Roger Joines told ABC News that the lucky chance “might not be a big deal” especially in a big place like Dallas. However, what they have in the department is “a pretty special thing.”
Oklahoma Firefighters Christmas Card
Joines shares that every year, they send out Christmas card to many businesses in the city that helped them. As they were thinking about what picture they will give this year, Joines’ wife suggested putting the six babies in the Christmas card instead of the usual fire truck or firemen posing in front of the fire station.
Once the idea was revealed, everyone was immediately on board for it and the mothers were all thrilled. In no time, the ladies got “matching PJs to wear and everything,” says Joines. They also tapped engineer and paramedic Richard Parker to take photographs who was previously a professional photographer before joining the fire department.
Six Adorable Firefighter Babies
The message behind the photos of the babies made the adorable Christmas card even more special. Joines says there are many things that can define each fire department, but for the Durant, it is “brotherhood and family.” And when they looked back at what happened this year, they “saw that six of their brothers had newborn babies.”
Right there and then, it was decided that it is “time to show the public what was at the core of their department” and “showcase” what means the most to them: family.
Next year, the babies might not be seen for another fire station Christmas card. But, the Oklahoma firefighters are considering that it would be a “good throwback card” to take photos of the six babies once again when they are already in high school.As for the lone girl in the pack, Joines says she will not be able to “do anything without this entire firehouse knowing.”
As for the lone girl in the pack, she will definitely be well guarded as Joines says she will not be able to “do anything without this entire firehouse knowing.”
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