Career Firefighter Uses Fire Hose To Propose

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Will You Marry Me and a heart constructed with retired fire hose make up an unusual proposal in south Everett.

Usually the training facility at Fire District 1 headquarters in south Everett is a place of excitement with drills being conducted by firefighters from throughout the region. Sunday morning it was a place of joy as a District 1 firefighter found an unusual way to propose. Jaret Vosburgh has been a firefighter for 10 years. He currently works out of Station 23 at Serene Lake. A few years ago he met Cindy Carro at Shawn O’Donnell’s in south Everett. She was working there and he thought she was cute so he wrote his name and phone number on one of the bills he left her as a tip. “Thought it would be an unusual way to try to meet her,” said Vosburgh. His phone never rang. Two years later he received a text from Cindy asking if he remembered leaving the bill. He says he thought it was a prank from fellow firefighters even when she offered to meet him at a local coffee shop. He showed up, she brought the bill and they have been dating ever since. Vosburgh says he knew wanted his marriage proposal to Carro to be memorable. He went through a few ideas and came up with spelling out his intentions in old fire hose that was at the training facility. His bosses at Fire District 1 approved the idea so this morning his friends and family helped lay out the old fire hose to spell out “Will You Marry Me?” with a bouquet of flowers as the finishing touch on the question mark. Earlier in the week he’d invited Cindy to take a ride in the bucket of a reserve ladder truck as a new experience for her to check out the view and get an idea of what he sees when at work. When she arrived Sunday morning their friends and family were hidden inside the training tower. Jaret took her up in the bucket and when he turned it around there was the fire hose proposal complete with flowers. She said yes, friends and came out of the tower and one of the more unusual engagements in the Everett area was complete. Below are some of the pictures of the morning’s event. Click photos to enlarge.

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The layout begins to take shape.

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Layout getting closer

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Cindy Carro’s reaction

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Jaret Vosburgh’s reaction

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The newly engaged couple.

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The friends and family that made it happen.

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