Family of Florida firefighters carries on 100 years of tradition

  • Source: WJXT-TV 4 Jacksonville
  • Published: 06/21/2021 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Fathers and sons share a special bond from one generation to the next carrying on traditions and the family name. One local family, the Aldermans, has over 100 years of family tradition as first responders. The Aldermans recently watched their son take a big step in life. Daniel Alderman’s wish for a dream job with Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department recently came true. “Whenever I was with my dad at the station I would always get on whatever apparatus,” Daniel Alderman said. His father worked for JFRD too, as a firefighter, climbing the ranks to captain and division chief before retiring. For months, JFRD Chief Keith Powers knew about the wish for Daniel to join the ranks, and through a city program, he was able to make it happen. Powers called Daniel to share the good news.


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