VIDEO: The Orono Fire Department is going to be riding around in style thanks to the work of one of their own.
“Art has always been a passion of mine. My twin brother and I, even through grade school, we were in art class and what not,” said Dennis Bean of the Orono Fire Department.
“My high school art teacher actually encouraged me to attend an art school in Boston. And I took a look at it. I went to Boston and fell in love with the school. And I said you know what? I want to do this,” Bean added.
But Bean was working towards another dream as well.
“At the same time, we had such a desire in the love for the fire service. And I thought, ‘Wow, if I could put the two of them together, what an awesome thing that would be,” Bean said.
Bean has used his artistic ability for a number of things at the station.