Thursday, August 26, 2010
Walking with Superman: Day 36
The Ukiah, California Fire Department is always overworked when the wildfire season begins, and this year has been particularly bad. So the team is happy to accept new transfer Calvin Ellis, even if he is from out east. It helps that Calvin's a real team player and a nice guy besides, and he's really enthusiastic about working with "a different kind of hero." If the Chief knows what he means by that, he ain't talking. In fact, no one can get him to say much of anything about Ellis's history, except that he's got a great record. And when the forest fires begin raging more dangerously than they have in years, Calvin will prove to be a more valuable asset than the team could ever have imagined.