Lawrence County EMS along with Ethridge firefighters were dispatched to a medical call at a residence where the Fire Chief noticed smoke coming from an active fire, and quickly jumped into action.


Lawrence County Fire and Rescue issued the following release on Sunday:

"For Immediate Release:

Subject: Firefighters respond to medical call and discover structure fire.

Incident Date :December 10, 2021

Shortly before 12:00 PM on December 10th the Ethridge Fire Department was dispatched to a medical call at a residence on Three Oaks Road. Volunteer members staffing the station responded immediately.

Ethridge Fire units along with Lawrence County EMS arrived to find the medical patient in distress at the end of the driveway near the roadway. While fire and EMS personnel crews provided care for the patient the Ethridge Fire Chief on scene noticed what appeared to be smoke coming from the rear of the structure.

Chief Keeton investigated further to find that the residence was on fire one room well involved. Chief Keeton notified Lawrence County 911 of the situation and upgraded the call to a structure fire alarm. Ethridge Fire personnel on scene immediately initiated an interior attack on the fire and were able to extinguish the fire in the bedroom with minimal damage to the rest of the structure. Lawrence County EMS continued to provide patient care and transport for the initial incident.

Chief Nathan Keeton states that “Quick instincts and extensive training of my firefighters mitigated the situation very quickly and efficiently thus saving thousands of dollars of property.”