When you think of firefighters, you probably think of burly men hiking up ladders, wheeling out hoses, sliding down poles and hearty meat devouring appetites. That’s pretty much true for Engine Co. #2 in Austin except for the meat devouring part. You see this local fire fighting company have gone vegetarian. That’s right, they have gone the way of the veg.

After Specialist, James Rae was diagnosed with high cholesterol; he devoted himself to eating healthier and encouraged his fellow firemen to do the same. Now this little engine company from Austin is taking healthy eating one step further by posting on their website (http://www.engine2.org/ ) health related articles, vegetarian recipes and helpful online tools to help people eat healthier. So, next time you see a fire engine drive by, think of engine Company #2 and maybe a nice juicy flame-broiled veggie burger for lunch.

Check out the New York Times Article (http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/26/national/26vegan.html?ex=1301029200&en=2a80650fc12be1eb&ei=5088%02%22ner=rssnyt&emc=rss) .

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