6 Babies Born To Firefighters Are Going Viral For An Adorable Reason!
With the internet and social media, Christmas cards are not as big a deal as they were in the past. Well for some people that might be true. Not for Roger Joines, chief of the Durant Fire Department in Oklahoma.Image Credit: Richard Parker / Durant Fire Department
Roger, with the help of his wife, still firmly believes in the great tradition and sends out Christmas cards to local businesses every year. When deciding on a theme for this year’s photograph, one thing stood out for the brave group of fire-fighters. The department consists of 33 fire-fighters and between February and June they had six babies born to them. The adorable young babies would make the perfect photograph for their Christmas cards this year.Image Credit: Courtesy Dana Joines
Speaking to reporters, chief Roger Joines had this to say: “Every year my wife and I put together a Christmas card we send out to different businesses in the city that have helped us out through the year,” adding “My wife and I were trying to decide what kind of picture we wanted to put on there. It’s usually a fire truck or the guys in front of the station. But we had 6 babies this year and my wife said, ‘Hey let’s put them on the Christmas card.’ After that, the ladies took it and they ran with it, getting them matching PJs to wear and everything.”Image Credit: Richard Parker / Durant Fire Department
“It made for a really great Christmas card,” Joines went on to say “And what better way to celebrate 6 new babies at one time. That might not be a big deal in a big place like Dallas or Houston, but 6 babies in a fire department of only 33 is a pretty special thing.” The photographer was paramedic and engineer Richard Parker. Prior to joining the department, he had been a professional photographer. I think the photograph took as much courage to take on as a raging fire. The end result was an adorable photograph which Parker posted to FireRescue1.com.Image Credit: Richard Parker / Durant Fire Department
It has since gone viral. Jones, clearly proud of his team, continued his statement: “Instead of sending out the traditional Christmas card with a photograph of the guys in front of the station, it was decided that it would be great to personalize the cards and showcase what was really important to them. Family…” A heart warming Christmas message indeed.