The incident in which Yazoo County volunteer firefighter being saved by his fellow volunteers is a perfect example of how important volunteer fire departments in Yazoo County truly are.
Had volunteers not been ready to respond that night, Bryan Thomas might not still be around to share his story.
The thing that makes volunteer firefighters so special is that they’re willing to answer the call to protect their neighbors at any hour without expecting anything in return.
Our volunteer fire departments do a great job with extremely limited resources.
The same volunteer fire department that saved Hudson’s life doesn’t even have enough turnout gear for all of its members.
As a community we really need to think hard about a way to give these men and women more support. Whether it’s more of us signing up to volunteer or fundraisers to help make sure they have the equipment they need to come back home safely from each dangerous call.
There’s no doubt that they have our backs. We need to find a way to make sure they know we have theirs.