Sophy Medina, Thomas Olsen, and Luca

Sophy Medina and her fiancé, Tommy Olsen, are both firefighters in New York City. They are stationed at different firehouses and don’t often get to work together.

But one night in February, shortly after they began dating, Sophy and Tommy ended up at the same fire. They came to StoryCorps—with their baby son Luca in tow—to talk about that unconventional Valentine’s Day date.

Originally aired February 14, 2014, on NPR’s Morning Edition