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Hats off to our firemen

By Susan Reeves

Franklin County has four fantastic volunteer fire departments. It is overwhelming to think that these men and women put their lives at risk to protect the homes and property of our citizens,

and they don’t receive any personal compensation. They have all done a fantastic job of fighting fires in extreme conditions and deserve a standing ovation from us all.
Each of the VFDs also deserves funding support from the citizens they protect without having to beg for it. The cost of fuel alone is depleting their funds quickly, and they are in need of assistance. Each department receives a small amount from the county. The remainder that they need is earned through fund raising efforts. We should each make a donation to our local department.  
Send donations to:
Mount Vernon Fire Department, % City Hall, P.O. Box 597 Mount Vernon, Tex. 75457;
South Franklin Fire Department, 264 FM 3357, Scroggins, Tex. 75480;
North Franklin Fire Department, P.O. Box 1162 Mount Vernon, Tex. 75457; or
Purley Fire Department, P.O. Box 603 Mount Vernon, Tex. 75457.



#1 RE: Hats off to our firemenLisa Smith 2011-09-12 23:01
We watched as a fire burned a house on the joining street to Leftwich. Within minutes our volunteer fire department was on scene. We are so very thankful for the sheriffs department and our volunteer fire department for containing the fire so quickly.
#2 RE: Hats off to our firemenLywona Monk 2012-01-20 14:38
Hats go off to the North Franklin Volunter Fire Dept.They are a Awesome bunch of men and Women. Mt.Vernon Fire Dept. is also great. Way to Go Ladies and Gentleman for protecting our citizens andhomes.