else. He began there as a rookie way back and now, twenty years later, he’s still there. His temperament has never allowed him to climb the ranks. He’s often surly, difficult, and very set in his ways.
However every crew member at Hillwood respects him as a reliable, skilled, and brave fire fighter. He’s the guy everyone wants alongside them when they enter a burning building. He’s generous with passing on his experience to new recruits, and keeps his eyes on everyone when there’s a call-out, making
sure they’re safe.
His wife left him when his son, Troy, was just a teenager. It was
hard raising him on his own. Troy was always in trouble at school, and ended up with the wrong crowd. Warner eventually coaxed his son to enter the Fire Fighter Academy, hoping it would get him back on the straight and narrow. His disappointment was immense when Troy was kicked out of the academy for using drugs.
Warner had no friends to talk to about his son. He’s still bitter
that his wife left him for another guy. One who worked less hours, she’d said. One who didn’t put his job above her or Troy.
And now even the Fire Service seems to be against him. A woman!
Huh! There’s no way in hell he’s gonna work alongside some bit of a girl! They shoulda never let women be fire fighters! It’s a man’s
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