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    Post Condolences - Firefighter Jerry Ramey, Arkansas

    Feel free to post condolences for Jerry Ramey of the West Fork, Arkansas, Volunteer Fire Department who died after coming into contact with a live wire at the scene of a grass fire.

    The complete story is online at: http://www.firehouse.com/lodd/1999/ar_nov4.html

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    Our hearts and prayers go out to the family, friends and the West Fork Fire Dept. for their loss. It's the fine example of these good people that made this young man want to follow in their footsteps and serve his community.

    Frank S. Rizzio Jr.
    Asst. Chief Pea Ridge Fire Dept.
    227a Pickens St.
    Pea Ridge AR. 72751

    [This message has been edited by FSRIZZIO (edited November 05, 1999).]

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    Where to even begin. To hear of such a young man being take so early in life. My deepest sympathy to the parents and family. Parents are not suppose to bury their children.

    David DeCant
    Originally Mantua,NJ
    Presently Lindenwold,NJ(I'm not a member of any of this District's dept's.)

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    My deapest sympathy to the fire department family and the personal family of fire fighter Jerry Ramey. I know what the fire department is going through. We went through this same tragedy last month on my department. Same incedence and all. I was at the scene and it was tragic. Electrical wire at a grass fire 7,200 volts. Luckily we only lost one and not the other two. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. God bless you all.

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    Captain Hickman
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    To the family of Fire Fighter Jerry Ramey, his friends, and to his personal fire fighting family of the West Fork,Arkansas, Volunteer Fire Department. It is sometimes hard to believe how the passing of a fire fighter can effect so many other individuals throughout the USA, even those which did not know Jerry. No matter how young or now new he was to the fire service, his loss will be felt by all of us, he was still a brother to all fire fighters. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.


    Captain Greg Hickman
    Neosho Fire Department
    Neosho, Missouri

    [This message has been edited by Captain Hickman (edited November 06, 1999).]

    [This message has been edited by Captain Hickman (edited November 06, 1999).]

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    T ony Hartman
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    The Dresden Fire Department wish to express their deepest sympathies and condolences to the family and fellow members of West Fork Fire Department on the lost of Jerry Ramey.

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    On behalf of the Peofessional Firefighters of Wisconsin Honor Guard, I would like to express our condolences for the loss of firefighter Ramey. Our prayers and thought go out to the family and his brother firefighters on the West Fork Fire Department. God nade Jerry a special person or else he would not have chosen the firefighting profession, but God has a special purpose for Jerry, that is why the he was called to heaven. God bless you Jerry, you will be missed brother.

    > The Creation of the Firefighter
    > When the Lord was creating Firefighters, he was into his sixth day of
    > overtime when an angel appeared and said, "You're doing a lot of
    > fiddling around on this one."
    > And the Lord said "Have you read the specification on this person?
    > Firefighters have to be able to go for hours fighting fires or tending
    > to a person that the usual every day person would never touch, while
    > putting in the back of their mind the circumstances. They have to be
    > able to move at a second's notice and not think twice of what they are
    > about to do, no matter what danger. They have to be in top physical
    > condition at all times, running on half-eaten meals, and they must
    > have six pairs of hands."
    > The angel shook her head slowly and said, "Six pairs of hands...no way."
    > "It's not the hands that are causing me problems, " said the Lord,
    > "it's the three pairs of eyes a Firefighter has to have."
    > That's on the standard model? " asked the angel.
    > The Lord nodded. " One pair that sees through the fire and where they
    > and their fellow Firefighters should fight the fire next. Another
    > pair here in the side of the head to see their fellow Firefighters and
    > keep them safe. And another pair of eyes in the front so that they can look
    > for the victims caught in the fire that need their help."
    > "Lord" said the angel, touching his sleeve, " Rest and work on this tomorrow."
    > "I can't, said the Lord, "I already have a model that can carry a 250
    > pound man down a flight of stairs and to safety from a burning building, and can feed a family of five on a civil service paycheck."
    > The angel circled the model of the Firefighter very slowly, "Can it think?"
    > "You bet," said the Lord. It can tell you the elements of a hundred
    > fires; and can recite procedures in their sleep that are needed to
    > care for a person until they reach the hospital. And all the while they
    > have to keep their wits about themselves. This Firefighter also has
    > phenomenal personal control. They can deal with a scene full of pain
    > and hurt, coaxing a child's mother into letting go of the child so that
    > they can care for the child in need. And still they rarely get the
    > recognition for a job well done from anybody, other than from fellow
    > Firefighters."
    > Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek of
    > the Firefighter. "There's a leak", she pronounced. "Lord, it's a tear."
    > "What's the tear for?" asked the angel.
    > "It's a tear from bottled-up emotions for fallen comrades. A tear for > commitment to that funny piece of cloth called the American Flag.
    > It's a tear for all the pain and suffering they have encountered. And
    > it's
    > a tear for their commitment to caring for and saving lives of their fellow man!"
    > "What a wonderful feature Lord, you're a genius" said the angel.
    > The Lord looked somber and said "I didn't put it there."
    > --Author Unknown


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