CARL EDWARDS VISITS MIAMI-DADE FIRE RESCUE HEADQUARTERS on 9/11
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NASCAR star learns the skills it takes to be a firefighter; eats lunch with Miami-Dade Fire Station 43 crew
MIAMI – Attached please find photos of NASCAR Chase For The Sprint Cup qualifier Carl Edwards during his visit to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Headquarters, along with his visit to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Station 43 on the 12th anniversary of 9/11. Edwards’ visit is part of NASCAR’s Chase Across America in advance of the start of the Chase For The Sprint Cup, which begins this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway and culminates November 17 with the championship-crowning Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
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§ Caption (first photo): Homestead-Miami Speedway President Matthew Becherer; NASCAR driver Carl Edwards; and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Fire Chief David Downey at Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Headquarters training facility on Wednesday, September 11, 2013.
§ Caption (second photo): NASCAR driver Carl Edwards (in the No. 99 helmet) battles a house fire during training exercises at Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Headquarters training facility on Wednesday, September 11, 2013.
§ Caption (third photo): Carl Edwards along with the firefighters of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Station 43 on Wednesday, September 11, 2013.
All photos courtesy of Homestead-Miami Speedway.
The 2008 and 2010 Homestead-Miami Speedway NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winner and 2011 championship series runner-up spent the morning at the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Headquarters in Doral, where he participated in various fire training activities, such as putting out a house fire, extinguishing an automobile fire, and using the Jaws of Life for a car extrication. He then traveled to the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Station 43, where he enjoyed an authentic Cuban lunch with the firefighters, participating in a question-and-answer session with the personnel, which included Assistant Fire Chief Fernando Fernandez.
Incidentally, the firefighters were called to a house fire immediately in the area after eating lunch with Edwards, proving that anything can happen at any time for these first responders.