Scottish Firefighter Sends Gift to Dunedin 'Brothers'
Dunedin fire officials accepted a gift from a visiting firefighter from Scotland recently.
Dunedin firefighters got to connect with some of their Scottish bretheren recently.
Part-time Dunedin resident Michael Davis, who spends summers in Scotland, delivered a gift March 12 to the Dunedin Fire Department from his friend Gary Laud, a firefighter in Scotland.
Davis presented Laud's gift of a framed picture of a Scottish firefighting crew along with Laud's fire department patch.
Laud, who works for the Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service in Grantown-on-Spey, Scotland, intended to deliver the gift personally while vacationing in the Dunedin area, but his trip was cut short when he developed a health condition.
"Laud was very disappointed that he couldn’t get by the fire station here to make the presentation and meet his brother firefighters from the United States," Dunedin Fire Chief Jeff Parks said.
But, "the Dunedin Fire Department will proudly display this gift in the Fire Administration building on Virginia Street," Parks said.