It started when I was very young and tagged along with my dad to the station to help wash the trucks in preperation for parades. He retired in 2003 with 30 years of service, so I did get to serve with him, his two brothers, my father-in-law and brother-in-law. I guess you could say its a family thing and in my blood.
James, welcome to the FF Nation. I am glad you dropped in to join the group. Dont be shy. There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Takes a bit to kinda figure it all out but you will be glad you did. Have fun and look around.