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Local Firefighters Honored

Two members of the Trenton Fire Department and Grundy County Rural Protection Fire District were recognized for lifesaving efforts during the annual meeting of the Firefighters Association of Missouri. Doug Franklin and Blake Callen received an award on Saturday, April 30 for their work in getting Janeen Batson out of her home during a fire on Nov. 23, 2015. Although Ms. Batson later died, the efforts of Franklin and Callen were credited with preventing a fire fatality at the time of the actual incident. Pictured are, from left, Brandon Gibler, who becomes the new Trenton Fire Chief in July; Callen; Franklin; Grundy County Rural Fire Protection District Chief Kenny Roberts; and TFD Chief Rick Morris.

Two members of the Trenton Fire Department and Grundy County Rural Protection Fire District were recognized for lifesaving efforts during the annual meeting of the Firefighters Association of Missouri. Doug Franklin and Blake Callen received an award on Saturday, April 30 for their work in getting Janeen Batson out of her home during a fire on Nov. 23, 2015. Although Ms. Batson later died, the efforts of Franklin and Callen

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