Six babies born to firefighters in Oklahoma pose for adorable fire station Christmas card.
The Durant Fire Department in Oklahoma has six tiny reasons to celebrate this holiday season, and they included them all on the fire station’s precious Christmas card.
The tight-knit group of 33 firefighters had six babies born to them this year, all between February to June 2016. Naturally, they couldn’t pass up the opportunity to help spread Christmas cheer around the community with their little faces.
Richard Parker was a professional photographer before joining the fire station as an engineer and paramedic. He volunteered to take the very merry photos, but it took a village to get the babies in place.
Joines said him and his wife always sent out a Christmas card to different businesses in the city that helped them out through out the year.
The pictures turned out so cute that Parker submitted them to FireRescue1.com to show off their bundles of joy, where they’ve since gone viral for all the right reasons.
“In a fire department there are so many things that make up the dynamic of an engine crew, certain shift, or even the department as a whole,” he wrote in a statement along with the photos.
“Training, shift duties, trauma, medical calls, wrecks, rescues, structure fires and brush fires are some of the many things that fire departments are called to do and in many cases, tend to define who they are as a fire department," he added. "However, if you ask many of the fire fighters in Durant, OK what defines them; they will say brotherhood and family. That is why when this small paid department of 33 looked back on the year and saw that 6 of their brothers had newborn babies, it was time to show the public what was at the core of their department."
"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," Joines said in the statement.