The door springs open and you're met with a wall of flames.
Most of us would turn and run away. But not firefighters. Firefighters just go right in.
Smiling children and their parents filled First Street on a hot August night for free hotdogs, fire truck rides and visits with a very friendly police dog.
That can mean only one thing: National Night Out was back with Gaston's biggest block party of the summer.
Because parts of Gaston Fire's district are remote from trauma centers, LifeFlight can be a very important partner.
Just weeks out of high school, Eric Boyd already is a very accomplished firefighter.
While still a student at Gaston High School, he responded to enough calls to share firefighter of the year honors for 2008.
Gaston's JBO champs. Photo by Lisa Hunsaker
All outdoor burning is outlawed in the Gaston Fire area effective Wednesday, July 1, 2009.
This ban includes all forms of outdoor burning, including agricultural fires.