Schenectady firefighter/paramedic Aimee Parlatore waits with Capt. Timothy Tietz and Lt. Chris Keough to enter an apartment building on State Street after a fire alarm was tripped by burned food on Friday, January 18.
It was slow enough — and cold enough — for Aimee Parlatore to make a cup of hot tea in a large green cup.
The 27-year-old firefighter and paramedic with the Schenectady Fire Department stood in the kitchen of the department’s headquarters on Veeder Avenue on a Friday night, a little past 10:30.
Lt. Chris Keough was in the room. So were a couple of other firefighters. Nobody was paying any attention to the Oklahoma City Thunder or Dallas Mavericks, who were playing basketball on the flat-screen television bolted to the back wall.
Everyone seemed to be waiting for something to happen.