On Saturday, Sept. 11, during the Memorial Service for the 20th Anniversary of 9-11, while speakers spoke about the bravery of first responders who run toward danger, Loren and Tammy Gillespie of the Leming Volunteer Fire Department got up out of their chairs and started running. They had received news that there was an accident and a crash in Leming, not knowing it was their own building that had been hit until they drove up to it.
All Leming VFD team members are OK. The man who crashed into the building is in critical condition. He was ejected from the car and made contact with the flag pole.
“I want to thank my firefighters of the Leming VFD in the outstanding job they performed with me today to do everything we could to get our station back in working order. We got some of the BEST fire-fighting brothers and sisters in our department and honored to have them with me,” said Leming VFD Chief Loren Gillespie. “I would also like to thank Gillespie Brothers Constrution for donating some materials we needed to complete this job. Leming VFD is up and running, and we are here for our community when needed in pride, honor and dignity.”
Leming VFD is holding a BBQ brisket plate sale this Sunday, Sept. 19 at 11 a.m. at their fire station located at 6075 FM 1470. Please come out and support them.