IT WAS a proposal three weeks in the making, and thankfully, Operation Fiancé went off without a hitch.
“I burst into tears! I couldn’t stop crying, I was so happy,” said the newly engaged Kyra McGrorey-Clark.
The unspecting McGrorey-Clark thought her and her partner of two-and-a-half years, Harrison Wright, deputy captain of the Medowie Rural Fire Brigade, were just going out to dinner on Valentine’s Day.
“Before we left, he said he just had to drop his gear off at the station, but on the way he received an alert on his pager that there was a structure fire.
“I was a little annoyed, because it was Valentine’s Day and he had been working so much at the station!” Miss McGrorey-Clark said.
What Miss McGrorey-Clark didn’t know was that Mr Wright had actually been planning the proposal with the Medowie crew.
When they arrived at the station, Mr Wright asked Miss McGrorey-Clark to bring his helmet into the brigade station, and when she got inside, the crew were all standing around the truck.
There was no fire.
Instead the words ‘Kyra, will you marry me?’ were posted on the side of the vehicle.
“It was amazing, I wouldn’t have had it any other way. The crew are like my family, it was wonderful to have them a part of it,” she said.