This past Monday, members of the fire department attended the council meeting and firefighter/paramedic Jared Wyatt read from a prepared statement showing support for Davis.
“The fire department, my guys, you get a bond,” Davis said. “It’s more like a family. I didn’t ask them to do that. When I heard they were doing it, it meant a whole lot to me.”
Davis said there is a lot of love within the fire department.
“We are family and some of the younger volunteers are like my kids,” he said. “Some of the older ones are like my brothers and sisters. It’s a bond, and it’s very hard to explain. I appreciate what they did. I’m sure the mayor and council listened and saw the sincerity on Jared Wyatt’s face.”
When asked what would happen now, Davis said he had no idea.
Davis said the day that this incident happened, he and the Regional Paramedic Services medic were the only two emergency workers on the scene.
“There were two of us there and we followed protocol,” Davis said. “We followed the state protocol issued by the medic who was in charge at the scene.
“I am sorry for any heartaches this family has gone through during this time of loss. I am sorry for what the family has had to go through.”
Davis said he has served the Town of Odenville’s Fire Department for the past seven years.
“I really feel like my job is a calling,” he said. “It takes a special person to go out and do the things we do, whether it be fire or police. I love my job. I take it very seriously.
“They can call me 24/7, and I will move to do what I need to, not only here in Odenville, but all over this county. My job is to help other people. Many times, my family has had to make sacrifices.”
Davis said he has talked to city attorney Erskine Funderburg concerning the incident.
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