When I'm called to duty God wherever flames may rage give me strength to save a life whatever be its age Help me to embrace a little child before it is too late or save an older person from the horror of that fate Enable me to be alert to hear the weakest shout and quickly and efficiently to put the fire out I want to fill my calling and to give the best in me to guard my neighbor and protect his property And if according to your will I have to lose my life bless with your protecting hand my children and my wife.
Walter "Tom" Gehlhausen
F-115 Battalion Chief Walter "Tom" Gehlhausen July 21, 1956, through May 15, 2013 Kind, brave, and sweet, who will walk with us no more.
FireFighter Shane King, 29, a firefighter since age 16, died Saturday, February 3, 2007. Shane was returning home from department-mandated EMT training near Hustonville when his personal vehicle crossed over the center line and struck an oncoming semi-tractor trailer head-on.
Shane started his career in the fire service at age 16 with the Boyle County Volunteer Fire Department. He was a part-time member of the Danville Fire Department for a year and a half, being decorated like the 2005 Part-Time Firefighter of the Year. On January 4, 2007, he was hired full-time by the Danville Fire Department.