Firefighters Byron Temple & Creston Whitaker

A few months ago, my good friend Rett Blankenship approached me with an idea. When Rett was a Captain at DFD Station 11 on Cedar Springs he had worked with Byron Temple, a well known cut-up who kept his co-workers in stitches most of the time, but who also had an amazing 25 year run as a paramedic on 711, one of our busier ambulances. He suggested we meet Byron at the museum for a chat, along with another firefighter whose career had paralleled Byron’s in some ways, and who had been a professional athlete before joining the department – Creston Whitaker. So the four of us, along with my co-host Mike Otto, shared a little coffee and conversation one morning. You can hear their story by clicking play on the podcast below.

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