911 operators in this little community know 82 year old Douglas Marks only too well. Since his retirement he’s suffered from emphysema, dementia and multiple strokes and neither he nor his wife can recall how many times they’ve had emergency crews in their home. However the firefighters were surprised when they learned that Mr. Marks was actually Lieutenant Marks, the oldest living firefighter in their county.
Firefighters are one big family, and these brave men knew exactly what it means. What they did for Mr. Marks on their day off restores my faith in mankind.