A historic day at one North Texas fire department, for the first time ever a father and daughter are working together under the same roof.
Morris Leondar has been a driver-engineer and EMT with the Grapevine Fire Department for 26 years.
When his daughter Marissa moved back home a few years ago, he welcomed her application to the fire department.
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"I'm like, 'OK that's cool, come on in, we need more help," he said.
Marissa says she always knew she wanted to be a firefighter, but didn't think she'd end up working as a firefighter paramedic in Grapevine with her dad.
"Since dad has been here all my life, coming to Grapevine is kind of like coming home," she said.
NBC 5 cameras were there as she suited up, jumped on the engine, and left the firehouse on her first on-duty call. Luckily, it wasn't too serious.
"It was a nice icebreaker, get out of the way, get my gear on right," she said. "Good practice."
It was just the first day in what she hopes is a long career with Grapevine.
"I have a great support system, and I'm just so glad that he's excited I'm here," she said. "It makes it so much better -- worth it, worth every second."
Her dad offered some sage advice on her first day: Always know where your equipment is on the rig. Keep your head on a swivel. Don't mess up the tea or the coffee.
"I know she's gonna do better than I did over the next 30 years," he said. "Plenty of time to pick it up!"