“….Food is obviously an important issue in the station house. Developing menus and recipes, preparing the dinner, and dining together adds to the cohesiveness that is so important to a team of firefighters. Sharing meals also helps ease the time spent away from homes and families.
The bell shrills again and the squawk box intones: “Motor vehicle accident with injuries.” Alarms sound, the radio switches on, and the table clears. Half of the men are gone in seconds. For them, dinner is over………”