The Big Sandy Mountaineer -

Volunteer Fire Fighters: Local Heroes

 

October 9, 2019

Fire can be mesmerizing. Anyone can sit for a long time by a fire pit or a fire-place just watching it burn, but a grass fire races towards you is a totally different thing. Instantly everyone realizes the danger. Quick frantic calls to 911 and to surrounding neighbors begins. As one of those neighbors, when a fire is received and you pick up the phone, the caller is always speaking fast and a little out of breath as fear takes hold. However, what usually happens when a smoke from a fire is seen, especially during fire season, the neighboring farmers and ranchers who are working outsid...



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