Maybe this is just a different way to handle volunteer recruitment

Jennifer Earl, CBS News:

“There must be something in the water” is a joke firefighters at the Mediapolis Fire Department in Iowa hear all too often. After all, they have welcomed 6 babies in the past 7 months alone.

Though the volunteer firefighters have always considered each other family, they said the births of their children this close together wasn’t planned. It just sort of happened.

“Not only do we all volunteer together at the fire department, but we also are all friends outside of the fire service,” Tom Brockett, father of 3-week-old Neva Jean, told CBS News. “It’s a brotherhood that goes beyond the fire station.”

One by one, since August, the firefighters each announced another baby on the way.

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