Any writing I may have done yesterday was interrupted by a house fire; I ended up driving the rescue truck and then commanded the operation, but the fire went out anyway. Honestly, I've always preferred to be inside on the nozzle, where it's warm; sometimes *very* warm.
But, when you're on a volunteer fire department you don't really get to choose what position you end up in. I think I did a fair job in both; the Rescue and crew arrived in one piece (I don't usually drive the trucks -- not my area of expertise), and yes, the fire went out. It might be better to ask the other firefighters how they think I did!