fire favorite

this is one my favorite pics from today's fire, only because through the smoke and water you can almost see my face. (-;

IF it seems like we are enjoying ourselves, it's because we are.  The team is working well, we didn't make stupid mistakes, no one got hurt, the building was isolated and so all of that together meant there was little threat of this fire turning horrifying. It is good when things go this well.  It could have easily been a horrible experience, but it wasn't.  That is why we look as if we're enjoying this.  Having responded to a few nasty ones, I feel able to enjoy the easier ones.