VIDEO: Some coworkers are like family, but there are two firefighters in Canton that are actually related.
In honor of International Firefighters Day, Channel 3 is introducing you to a father and daughter who took bonding to new heights and fighting fires is part of their day to day.
“I started off as an EMT about 14 years ago, and a year and a half or so ago, I looked at our ranks and saw we needed some help on the fire side,” said Gerry Holland.
Gerry Holland was already an exterior firefighter for Canton, but he wanted to be certified with interiors as well, so with the help of the Litchfield County Regional Fire School, he signed up and will soon be certified along with about 20 others.
One of those other people is very close to him.
“Watching my dad as I grew up, he is really one of my inspirations and to every little girl, their dad is their hero, and then quickly realized that he’s not only my hero, but everyone else’s too,” said Anna Holland.