Looking back, a young Troy Hart gets shown how to use the hose at the Mt Isa Mines Fire Station in October 1991.
Looking back, a young Troy Hart gets shown how to use the hose at the Mt Isa Mines Fire Station in October 1991. Contributed

History repeats itself

TWENTY-FOUR years ago a young Troy Hart was overjoyed when he was able to get a squirt of the fire hose at the Mt Isa Mines Fire Station.

Now Troy, an auxiliary firefighter, has paid it forward, spreading the same joy to the next generation of firefighters.

The Chronicle snapped Troy teaching toddler Ewan Coban a thing or two with the hose.

The snap was too familiar for Troy's mum Sue Hart who shared a similar picture of Troy being guided by a firefighter to spray a hose in Mt Isa in October 1991.

Mrs Hart said even as a young boy her son was determined to become a firefighter and that he had never given up on the dream.

"I always wanted to do it," he said, about his job as auxiliary.

"I always wanted to give back to community. I just wanted to help people."

Mr Hart has been in an auxiliary firefighter for more than three years.



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