Townville Firefighters go beyond call of duty - FOX Carolina 21

Townville Firefighters go beyond call of duty

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Townville fire chief Billy McAdams (Sep. 29, 2016/FOX Carolina) Townville fire chief Billy McAdams (Sep. 29, 2016/FOX Carolina)
TOWNVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Townville firefighters have been working tirelessly to take care of their community following last week's shooting. Not only did the respond to the call Wednesday, they’ve raised donations in various ways for the Hall family and those affected by the tragedy.

People can still purchase “Townville Strong” stickers and shirts. The proceeds will go towards recovery efforts in the area.

Betty Cox has lived in Townville almost her entire life. Like many, Wednesday’s shooting at Townville Elementary shocked her.

"It's something you never expect to happen in your area, especially in Townville,” explained Cox, “But it did and therefore you have to deal with it.”

Cox said the way first responders dealt with the tragedy, including the loss of 6 year old Jacob Hall has helped the community heal. Chief Charlie King with the Oconee County Fire Department said firefighters do more than just put out flames. It’s their duty to help those in the community to rise from the ashes.

"The fire department is selling both stickers and T shirts to members of the community,” said Chief King.

That money will be used to buy resources in the school to help children feel safe when they go back to Townville Elementary. Chief King says the Townville first responders will continue to get support from their fellow firefighting brothers and sisters.

"Still a lot to be done and that can be done to support both the families and the children at the school,” said Chief King, “And the fire and EMS services that respond."

Stickers can be purchased from the Townville Fire Department for $5. T-shirts can be purchased at the station here .

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