In this week's highlights, a 17-year-old junior firefighter was killed enroute to a call when the pickup truck he was riding in crashed, and investigators say there are more people involved than those currently convicted for the 1988 explosion that killed six Miss. firefighters.
And lastly, a cartoon featuring a firefighter taught a young boy how to call for help when his pregnant mother collapsed, one of our most popular Facebook stories.
Unionville firefighters battle a blaze at a home near Rover, which is close to Nashville, Tenn., late Sunday night. Two people died in the fire; investigators are searching for two missing children. (AP Photo/Shelbyville Times-Gazette, David Melson)
"I volunteer and thereis no way that I would travel that fast. You do what you can reasonably but never add to the distress calls. Never put someone else in danger because of your actions."
—Wendy Jarchow in response toFormer firefighter gets jail time for fatal crash
"If you do thingsby the books you have nothing to hide. But, they should be given lenience since they have no paid employees and the county gives them less then $12,000 a year, which wouldn't even cover most departments' insurance costs."
—Aaron Clark in response toW.Va officials withhold funds from volunteer fire depts.