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Submitted By: Stan SmithSubmitted: 4/28/2016
I would like to commend the Hazlehurst/Jeff Davis Fire Department for their proficiency in handling a fire that occurred recently at a storage building owned by one of my relatives. The fire occurred late on a Saturday evening. According to the fire department report, the call was made and the alarm was sounded at 2:26AM. The fire team arrived at my relative's house, about three miles away and thru several traffic lights, at 2:28AM. I know this time is correct because my relative contacted me at about the same time. When I arrived from about seven miles away, at 2:38AM, the fire was well on its way to being out. The storage building was over sixty five years old, built of wood and was a tinderbox. Over half of it is still standing and my relative's vehicle, which was in the building, was spared. On any average day, given a match and about fifteen minutes, I would say it would either be burned to the ground, or at least completely engulfed in flames and not savable. This did NOT happen, and it was because of the extremely rapid and commendable work of Captain Dustin Hutto and the excellent team of competent firemen of our local department. My wife claims that I am extremely stingy with compliments, but the performance of the local firemen was exceptional on this day. I got the feeling that it is exceptional most any day. I know that it is impossible for these men, who are human beings, to save everything, every day, for everyone, but the knowledge that they respond in this manner when called makes me much more comfortable as a citizen who owns a shanty or two in Jeff Davis County. Thank you, gentlemen, for a job very well done. Stan Smith

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