Fannin County Fire Department held its annual Christmas Breakfast & recognized some special people


The Fannin County Fire Department held its annual Christmas Breakfast on Friday morning, December the 16th.  The food and fellowship was wonderful as the fire department and EMS gathered and enjoyed a wonderful breakfast.

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The breakfast was followed by some very special and well deserved accommodation and recognition.

The first ever special delivery pin was bestowed on Carolyn McLinden and Tracy Padgett who delivered a little girl during an ambulance ride.  It was November when the call came and the expectant mother explained it was her 3rd and it was coming soon.  The little baby girl and mother are doing fine.  The little girl was named Story and she will always have a special story on how she came into the world…in a hurry!

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Other special recognition awarded to the well trained men and women in the Fannin County Fire Department and EMS for life saving actions.  One call at the Home Depot and another where a gentleman collapsed while riding a 4 wheeler.  Both times the quick actions keep the patients alive and able to be with their families this Christmas!

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Below is a group picture with local businessman and volunteer Kevin Panter holding an address sign.  These make great gifts and all proceeds go to the Fannin County Fire Department & EMS.  You can place your order at Kevin Panter Insurance in Blue Ridge, GA for only $20.  These signs can be life saving when emergency personnel are answering calls and trying to find you.


These dedicated men and women do a great job and our community is lucky to have them.  One of the patients, Carl H. Riggs, who survived based on the quick rescue actions wasn’t able to stop by but left this statement,


Carl H Riggs I’m so sorry I wasn’t able to attend this morning. These guys are the reason I’m alive today and I say a prayer each day to keep them safe.
Merry Christmas





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