Cooking at a firehouse

I was able to tag along with Firefighter Ted Ramey from Las Vegas Fire & Rescue's Fire Station 41 as he prepared dinner for the six man crew. It's not uncommon for dinner to take four hours to prepare when you have to jump on every emergency call that rolls in. It became very evident that this is a determined, efficient, and avid group.

 Las Vegas Fire & Rescue's Fire Station 41 at 6989 N. Buffalo Dr. in Las Vegas is seen Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. Jason Ogulnik/Las Vegas Review-Journal

Las Vegas Fire & Rescue's Fire Station 41 at 6989 N. Buffalo Dr. in Las Vegas is seen Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. Jason Ogulnik/Las Vegas Review-Journal

 Firefighter Ted Ramey prepares dinner for the six man crew at Las Vegas Fire & Rescue's Fire Station 41 in Las Vegas Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. In two minutes Ramey will place dinner preparation on hold as the firehouse crew responds to a call. Jason Ogulnik/Las Vegas Review-Journal

Firefighter Ted Ramey prepares dinner for the six man crew at Las Vegas Fire & Rescue's Fire Station 41 in Las Vegas Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. In two minutes Ramey will place dinner preparation on hold as the firehouse crew responds to a call. Jason Ogulnik/Las Vegas Review-Journal

 Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Fire Station 41 firefighters Ted Ramey, right, and Tony DiDona sit in a fire truck cab en route to an emergency call to a private residence in Las Vegas Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. Jason Ogulnik/Las Vegas Review-Journal

Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Fire Station 41 firefighters Ted Ramey, right, and Tony DiDona sit in a fire truck cab en route to an emergency call to a private residence in Las Vegas Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. Jason Ogulnik/Las Vegas Review-Journal

 Firefighter Ted Ramey drizzles marinara sauce over Italian stuffed shells as he prepares dinner for the six man crew at Las Vegas Fire & Rescue's Fire Station 41 in Las Vegas Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. The dinner consists of Italian stuffed shells, grilled sausage, garlic bread, green salad and banana cream pie. Jason Ogulnik/Las Vegas Review-Journal

Firefighter Ted Ramey drizzles marinara sauce over Italian stuffed shells as he prepares dinner for the six man crew at Las Vegas Fire & Rescue's Fire Station 41 in Las Vegas Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. The dinner consists of Italian stuffed shells, grilled sausage, garlic bread, green salad and banana cream pie. Jason Ogulnik/Las Vegas Review-Journal

 Sausages are grilled as firefighter Ted Ramey prepares dinner for the six man crew at Las Vegas Fire & Rescue's Fire Station 41 in Las Vegas Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. The dinner consists of Italian stuffed shells, grilled sausage, garlic bread, green salad and banana cream pie. Jason Ogulnik/Las Vegas Review-Journal

Sausages are grilled as firefighter Ted Ramey prepares dinner for the six man crew at Las Vegas Fire & Rescue's Fire Station 41 in Las Vegas Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. The dinner consists of Italian stuffed shells, grilled sausage, garlic bread, green salad and banana cream pie. Jason Ogulnik/Las Vegas Review-Journal

 Firefighter Ted Ramey plates Italian stuffed shells as he prepares to serve dinner to the six man crew at Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Fire Station 41 in Las Vegas Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. In a few seconds dinner will be put on hold as the firehouse crew responds to a call. Jason Ogulnik/Las Vegas Review-Journal

Firefighter Ted Ramey plates Italian stuffed shells as he prepares to serve dinner to the six man crew at Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Fire Station 41 in Las Vegas Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. In a few seconds dinner will be put on hold as the firehouse crew responds to a call. Jason Ogulnik/Las Vegas Review-Journal

 Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Fire Stations 41 and 48 respond to a call in the Target parking lot at 6480 Sky Pointe Dr. Monday evening, Jan. 11, 2016. Jason Ogulnik/Las Vegas Review-Journal

Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Fire Stations 41 and 48 respond to a call in the Target parking lot at 6480 Sky Pointe Dr. Monday evening, Jan. 11, 2016. Jason Ogulnik/Las Vegas Review-Journal

 Dinner is ready to be served to the six man crew at Las Vegas Fire & Rescue's Fire Station 41 in Las Vegas Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. The dinner consists of Italian stuffed shells, grilled sausage, garlic bread, green salad and banana cream pie. Jason Ogulnik/Las Vegas Review-Journal

Dinner is ready to be served to the six man crew at Las Vegas Fire & Rescue's Fire Station 41 in Las Vegas Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. The dinner consists of Italian stuffed shells, grilled sausage, garlic bread, green salad and banana cream pie. Jason Ogulnik/Las Vegas Review-Journal

 From right, Firefighter Ted Ramey, Firefighter Tom Thomas and Captain Mickey Pedrol eat dinner at Las Vegas Fire & Rescue's Fire Station 41 in Las Vegas Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. The dinner consists of Italian stuffed shells, grilled sausage, garlic bread, green salad and banana cream pie. Jason Ogulnik/Las Vegas Review-Journal

From right, Firefighter Ted Ramey, Firefighter Tom Thomas and Captain Mickey Pedrol eat dinner at Las Vegas Fire & Rescue's Fire Station 41 in Las Vegas Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. The dinner consists of Italian stuffed shells, grilled sausage, garlic bread, green salad and banana cream pie. Jason Ogulnik/Las Vegas Review-Journal

 The crew washes dishes used during dinner at Las Vegas Fire & Rescue's Fire Station 41 in Las Vegas Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. Jason Ogulnik/Las Vegas Review-Journal

The crew washes dishes used during dinner at Las Vegas Fire & Rescue's Fire Station 41 in Las Vegas Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. Jason Ogulnik/Las Vegas Review-Journal