Lawrence Volunteer Fire Department called out twice in last week


February 17, 2022

Bunker gear . . . hats . . . oxygen . . . In this day and age firemen can get much closer to the fire, but it takes a lot of equipment to do so. All that equipment needs to be worn correctly to insure safety. Above, David Theer assists a fellow fireman in making sure his equipment is on correctly and safely before he enters the building.

Fire calls for many rural fire departments can be 'few and far between'. Or, they can 'come in bunches.'

For the Lawrence Volunteer Fire Dept. this winter has been interesting. They had been making plans for a "Practice Burn" on a structure in Lawrence when they got surprised . . . in fact two surprises, this past week.

Last week Tuesday, they were called to the Cliff Mazour home northeast of Lawrence, just into Clay County. Mr. Mazour had just finished feeding cattle and he returned the tractor to the building, just as he had done many time before. He traveled over to his chicken barn just a...

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