Junior firefighters learn all the right stuff

Hinsdale firefighters hosted a group of junior firefighters at their station earlier this month. The tour included a behind-the-scenes look at station life and a glimpse inside a fire truck and ambulance. Firefighter/paramedic Mike Lorusson explains the different gear firefighters wear while Capt. Mike Neville shows the kids equipment in the ambulance. Outside the station, Matt Siedlecki provides the power behind his son Ziggy's turn with an extinguisher. (Jim Slonoff photos)