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Letter To The Editor: "My Hero"


By Dianne Chambers

Everyday the men and women of the Travelers Rest Fire Department put their lives in harm’s way to protect our lives.

On Thursday October 20, 2022 as an Insurance Benefits Counselor, I had given a presentation to the Travelers Rest Firefighters to explain insurance benefits. Upon finishing the Group Presentation, I was standing at the podium with my laptop explaining benefits to Fire Engineer Christopher Smith, I turned and said to him “I feel dizzy”. Smith immediately caught me as I passed out which prevented me from a serious injury as I fell. When I opened my eyes there were Fire Engineer Smith and Captain Lee Perkins looking after me. Immediately they relied on their professional training and began asking me questions and checking me out while at the same time calling EMS to take me to the ER. Fortunately, all my tests at the ER were fine and am now back to work. Am sharing this to express my gratitude to the Travelers Rest Fire Department for serving our community and especially for Fire Engineer Smith protecting me from a fall that could have caused me a serious injury. Christopher Smith will forever be called “MY HERO”. God puts people in our lives for a reason and on that day professional firefighter Smith was that person, and for that I am forever grateful to him.

Dianne Chambers


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