The Graduate…

7 Jun

This past Saturday we had the pleasure of attending Rob’s Fire Academy Graduation. It was so freakin cool to see all these guys make it thru a grueling 4 months. The class started with 28 and 20 of them passed.

Here they come marching into the ceremony…

They circled around the crowd so we could all get a good look….

Each class does a class project, theirs was to replace the first flight of stairs in the tower. They took out the first step, which has been there since the early 70’s,  and turned it into their class plaque.

Then they put their class number on the first new step..

Shaking hands with Chief Mays, who runs the entire academy…

Then accepting his certificates and shaking hands with Chief Karnazes.

This ended up being the last class that got to learn under Chief Karnazes as he retired this year.

After the ceremony we were given a break to walk and check out the grounds for a bit…

Then they called us all back so we could see some of the things the guys had learned. One of which was a car fire.

It was really cool to see Rob in all his turnout gear…

Here they come to put out the fire!

there he is, at the head of the nozzle putting out the fire.

Look at how much pressure is coming out of that hose!

Then they simulated a house fire.

One of the graduates got carried out. We all were starting to think that something had happened to him…

They called up his girlfriend up to get a closer look, he got on one knee and we all knew what was coming next

he asked her to marry him, she said yes and I’m sure its a day she will never forget!

Here’s Rob and Tim, they carpooled together to and from Inglewood.

After graduation we all headed back to our place for a little pool party.

It was a great day and I’m sooo sooo proud of Robert, thanks to everybody who came to celebrate this day with us!!

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9 Responses to “The Graduate…”

  1. Carolee June 7, 2010 at 10:40 pm #

    You made me cry Noelle. Again what great pictures. Only you would capture the day so perfectly. Robert you really are amazing. Love you guys xoxo

  2. Ray June 8, 2010 at 7:22 pm #

    Someone feels left out…

  3. thelesages June 9, 2010 at 7:08 am #

    sorry ray!!! there was a lot that i didnt get, it went by too fast for me. next time get in front of the camera!

  4. Leelo June 9, 2010 at 8:20 am #

    SO awesome! Go Rob!!!

    And that engagement is uber cute!

  5. Aunt Nancy June 9, 2010 at 12:17 pm #

    Wow, how wonderful for Rob to have this behind him now. What an awesome accomplishment. Congrats to you Rob, and your lovely supportive wife!
    xxoo
    Aunt Nancy

  6. Aaron Leeds June 9, 2010 at 12:19 pm #

    You rock man! we are so proud of you bro, wish I could have been there

  7. Mom June 12, 2010 at 7:14 am #

    Robert , we are soo proud of you. Your hard work and dedication will pay off. Congratulations honey. We will keep you in our prayers for a job at a fire station. Noelle the pictures are VERY amazing and made us feel a part of the day. Love to you both ..

    • Robert June 14, 2010 at 9:37 am #

      Thank you all for your kind words and all of your support, couldn’t have done it without you!

  8. Anonymous June 21, 2010 at 8:24 pm #

    It’s such a great accomplishment for you both. Can’t wait to see what the next chapter holds!

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