The Fallen Volunteer Firefighters in West Posted by: Aaron Stearns | 0 Comments
Remember the tragic story of the fire at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas? Many of those who rushed to the scene were volunteer firefighters.
As Texas Monthly puts it, “As noncareer firefighters, the 30 members of the West Volunteer Fire Department expected to have their work schedules upended, their dinners interrupted, and maybe for a little smoke to get in their eyes. What they didn’t expect was to face the greatest disaster their town had ever seen — and to lose some of their own.”
The magazine tells the compelling story of that day from the perspective of the volunteer firemen on the scene.
It’s nine pages long but well worth the read.