Local firefighters go above and beyond the call of duty || HEROES AMONG US
When local school teacher, Lauren Howerton found herself stranded on the side of the road with a flat tire, the last thing she expected was the Paris Fire Department to show up.
“Definitely didn’t want to start my Friday morning with a blowout but SO SO thankful for our small town and especially this crew this morning,” said Howerton on her Facebook page.
However, it was a case of the ‘right place at the right time’ said Captain Jay Daughtrey.
“We had just left a medical emergency on Cobb Ranch Road around 7 a.m. and instead of leaving the same way we came in, we drove out down Old Clarksville Road when we saw this girl had a blowout right there on the loop,” said Daughtrey.
Although it was right at shift change, Daughtrey and his crew pulled over, used the truck to block traffic and helped the lady with her flat.
“She was talking to her dad on the phone but we knew we could help her get it changed quickly so put the spare on and went on our way.”This isn’t the first time, and certainly won’t be the last, that the Paris Fire Department has gone above and beyond the call of duty.
“It was back in June or so. We were checking hydrants and this elderly lady came out just giving us all hugs. Made a huge impression on us. She said she was about to get out and mow when she felt a little better,” said Daughtrey.
But the crew couldn’t let her do that.
“We told her don’t worry about it we got it. Caleb Micheal was off duty down the road mowing and came straight there to help us.”
Thank you Paris Fire Department for all you do for our community and going above and beyond the call of duty.