That's so cool! Yes, as paramedics ( myself ) I know I have to actually assist in at least 3... It was... interesting... lol! Firefighters and EMT'S only have to watch... ( jerks ) hehe... But I've seen it, and it's totally amazing. Even when it's nobody I knew, I was still emotional from it. It's still like "Wow, that's so awesome!" It brings everyone together, and just to see the protection and love that child has and nobody has met them yet... so awesome. Very emotional time even when it's people you don't know... So when you do know them, it's like 10 fold. That's awesome about the pictures. I'm sure he'll be raised up just fine. =)
I am going to find that firefighter in a few weeks (he knows my brother in law - search and rescue) and take a picture of him holding TJ - shake his hand and thank him for bringing my son into the world - hopefully, it will make his day.