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Brand Selvia

Dedication and learning drove extrication training

Posted Friday, May 28, 2021, at 6:00 AM
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  • Great article showing how lucky we are to have this fire department in our town. Would love to see more articles like this spotlighting people and organizations in Putnam County and beyond.

    -- Posted by small town fan on Fri, May 28, 2021, at 9:40 AM
  • I think itís great to get media eyes on this great training. However I think itís important to point out a few things that were missed and should have been highlighted. This training was put on and paid for by District 7 Training which is funded through the State of Indiana. Also I think this article really fails to highlight the volunteers that spent their own personal time to take this class to better themselves and help their communityís. Everyone volunteer there was on their own time, while all GFD personal were compensated for their time to be there. For those in Greencastle trust are thankful for GFD, you should be as they are good at what they do. Just remember there is more than one dept in this county tag GFD depends on for responding to incidents with them as the only staff 5 guys on shift. I feel it is unfair these volunteers were it highlighted in the same manner as GFD.

    -- Posted by putnamcountyperson on Fri, May 28, 2021, at 10:35 AM
    Response by Jared Jernagan, Editor, Greencastle Banner-Graphic:
    Thanks for your comment and for reading. I would like to note that Brand wrote a rather in-depth story about this prior to the blog and in it he noted that multiple departments were involved: https://www.bannergraphic.com/story/2885670.html
  • Sorry for misspelling

    For those in Greencastle that are thankful for GFD, you should be as they are good at what they do. Just remember there is more than one dept in this county that GFD depends on for responding to incidents with them as the only staff 5 guys on shift. I feel it is unfair that these volunteers were not highlighted in the same manner as GFD.

    -- Posted by putnamcountyperson on Fri, May 28, 2021, at 10:44 AM
  • Jared, while I understand he did mention the other departments that were involved, that was as an in depth article about GFD.

    -- Posted by putnamcountyperson on Fri, May 28, 2021, at 3:23 PM
  • @putnamcountyperson My son is part of GFD and is a VOLUNTEER reserve. He gained no compensation for taking that class. The knowledge he gained was payment enough. What I gathered from Brand in this blog is that he didn't understand the comradery there is between firefighters and he was thanking Frank and App for inviting him to join so he could see the side most people don't see. Good job Brand

    -- Posted by fullhouse7373 on Fri, May 28, 2021, at 5:05 PM
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