Meet Melissa Erin Curtis (Fire Department Recruit)

We would like you to meet the newest recruit to our Fire Department Melissa Erin Curtis.  Melissa joined the ranks on September 12, 2016.  Melissa moved here from Hernando, MS to attend University of TN at Martin (UTM).  Melissa served her local community through Walls Fire Protection District as a Junior Firefighter and Emergency Medical Responder.  She is certified in CPR, First Aid and Incident Command (100, 200, 700 & 800).

Melissa contacted us during the summer through the National Volunteer Firefighter Council website and told us she was coming to our area to live and attend UTM, where she is majoring in criminal justice with emphasis on forensics and plans to use this to be a fire investigator.  She told us she had come from a firefighting and EMS family and needed a fire department to be active in here  Her father, mother and brother are first responders in Fire & EMS.   After meeting and talking with her we were more than happy to furnish her a department to be active and serve the community.   She has stepped up to the task and already began much of her training.  Many of you met her on standby duty at the Banana Festival but if you see her around town say hello, make her feel welcome and thank her for serving our community.