VIDEO: Jordan Pinol is never too far away from his fire hat. The French child, who leaves on the border near Geneva, Switzerland, has fond memories of a family trip to Florida in 2018.
“He loves everything about firefighters,” said his dad, Alex.
Jordan, now 6, begged his family to stop at the fire station while visiting Clearwater. The excited child wanted to see how big American fire trucks were compared to trucks back home. The crew at Station 45 in Clearwater invited everyone inside, gave Jordan that prized plastic hat, and posed for photos. Jordan got to see the trucks up close and learn about American firefighting.
“Our crews really enjoy being able to have those interactions,” said Division Chief John Klinefelter, who has been a firefighter for 20 years. “Now there is an open line of correspondence going back and forth a little bit with the family.”