I really learned a lot today in my Mesa Fire Department ride-along, although it wasn’t nearly as eventful as the Mesa Police ride-along. However, I really enjoyed the afternoon with my friend and former Mesa High School (and even Mesa Jr. High) classmate Bruce McGregor, who is East Deputy and Battalion Chief at Fire Station No. 201, 360 E. First St.
He took a lot of time showing me around the station and we took a drive to some old and future fire stations around Mesa. I really appreciated his time and for teaching me so much about the fire department.
I already knew this but firefighters really are the nicest bunch of caring people that you could have the privilege of hanging out with!
Chief McGregor assured me that as soon as I left they would get plenty of calls, they call it the “curse of the ride-along!” Guess that’s really a good thing.
For more on Mesa Fire and Medical, go to: http://www.mesaaz.gov/residents/fire-medical