Being a firefighter is one of the jobs where I have thought that being tall must come in handy. It must give you extra reach, and may even mean you needn’t clamber up a ladder.
Brandon Berridge from Winchester, a firefighter with the Tullahoma Fire Department in Tennessee, has taken this attribute to a new level. Standing 6 feet, 11.17 inches tall, he has been declared the world’s tallest firefighter by Guinness World Records.
Whilst admitting that his height has many benefits, including being able to see and reach things his colleagues cannot, he does admit to some drawbacks. Getting into confined spaces is a particular problem.
Comme ci, comme ça, as the French might say.