My sister, Susy Hernandez Glasscock, passed away in the early morning hours of 08/31/2012 and left a big void in the heart of many. Not only family members but of thousands of lives she touched through 25 years of teaching, most in Jemison and being a resident of Jemison for as long as I can remember.
Although not clear as to not ask questions to the family to make them relive the scenario as they are hurting enough, I wanted to take the time to write to all of you who were present and helped with the call that night when placed by her husband. I know you are a volunteer department and that makes it even more important to give you thanks for volunteering your time, efforts and skills in the hopes of saving lives.
Unfortunately Susy’s could not be saved but my husband and I will be forever grateful for the answer to the call when made and for your efforts. It in no way reflects bad on your department, quite the contrary. You are a group of unselfish men and women who give of yourselves on a daily basis to those in peril.
I will be sending a donation to the department in memory of Susy to the attention of Bobby Tucker with whom I spoke with a short time ago. I don’t know what you can put the funds toward as because of the economy it will not be large, but on anniversaries and holidays I will continue to do this in her memory and maybe it will add up enough to get some needed equipment that may can be used for someone else or in the manner your department thinks it will benefit the most from.
Although I don’t know any of you personally, we give you a heartfelt thanks for responding to the call that you willfully do without pay. May God bless each of you and keep you safe and should any of you ever need the services, I pray that the local paramedics (EMT) wherever you are will be on ready and alert as you were.
Matthew and Vivian Hernandez Thorne
Just wondering what the qualifications were for the Volunteer Fire Dept. and if volunteers are needed at this time. Can you email me any information I may need! Thanks.
We have forwarded your request to the Jemison Fire Chief to respond personally to your inquiry. Thank you for your interest in the Jemison Fire Department.
Was exploring the necessary requirements to become a volunteer for the Volunteer Fire Dept and Rescue Squad
We have forwarded your request to Chief Dennis.