Today, Fairview Firefighters were called to assist an elderly person who had fallen out of his wheel chair and needed assistance getting back in to it. Fairview members assisted the individual back into the wheel chair. The individuals wife related that this was not the first time he had fallen in that spot.
The crew evaluated the situation and determined that they could fix it with a simple repair. They went to the local hardware store and purchased some block pavers and returned to the station to cut them to fit. They then returned and made repairs to the corners where the driveway meets the sidewalk.
Ben Franklin one said that "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!" Future falls and potential injury have been prevented by this act of kindness.
As Chief it is my pleasure to acknowledge and thank Firefighters Ryan Keefe, Chad Clouting, Chris Lewis, and Matt Cobb for their efforts today. It is another example of "Excellence" at work in the Fairview Fire District.
Thank you gentlemen!!! Great job!!!