Arbala volunteer firefighter Shawn Neal attempts a rescue of a “victim” from the roof of a house on Arbala Road during “real-world training exercise,” according to Chief Bryan Fairchild (not pictured), in which volunteer firefighters encountered scenarios of possible toxic chemicals and trip wires among other hazards. Staff photo by Jillian Smith
Sable Erdmier, a recent Sulphur Springs ISD grad, spent the morning of 9/11 climbing 110 flights of stairs in her volunteer firefighting gear to remember those who died on 9/11, 2001. “I’m happy to be a part of it,” Erdmier said. Courtesy/Anytime Fitness
Pickton-Pine Forest VFD accepted a check last week from the Texas Forest Service for $99,723 to reimburse them for their new brush truck they call Attack-7. They offer a 90% reimbursement plan, and the VFD applied for this grant in 2012, according to their members. Presenters and those accepting were (from left) Tristan Andrews, Pct. 2 Commissioner Greg Anglin, Cody Raleigh, Tracey Hankins, Trey Thompson, and TFS coordinators Cody Mayo and Kevin Matthews. Courtesy/Pickton-Pine Forest VFD
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