A: We have just over 30 people, so it’s a small club. But we’re all very, very hardworking and hands on. You’ve got to get in the trenches and get out there and work at these events to be a member of our group, so everybody’s involved. Also we get family support and tremendous support from our youth groups. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do.
Q: Going back to your days as a firefighter, how did it feel to protect the Glendale community as a battalion chief?
A: It was tremendous. Being a fireman, you’re always admired and looked upon with great respect, and people can’t seem to do enough to help and support your effort. Starting in 1963, it was like I went from the stone age to the space age.