Best of July 7

The Villages Public Safety Fire Station 44 fighter paramedic Robert Meffen lets nine-month-old Samantha get close and personal on July 20. It was the first time Meffen wore his turnout gear for The Southeastern Guide Dogs who visit the station twice a year. The visit is part of the training the dogs get to familiarize them with the sights, sounds and smells of a possible encounter with fire rescue workers.