Jackson firefighters support fallen brother

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JACKSON, Tenn. — Firefighters in Jackson announced Monday, they would be spreading resources to Madison County during the funeral of fallen volunteer firefighter Chris Blankenship. Blankenship died Sunday, after a tree feel on him while he was working in the line of duty. Jackson Fire Marshal Lamar Childress said the city fire department, along with the department in Gibson County and the city of Bolivar will coordinate dispatch services and coverage the day of Blankenship’s funeral Thursday. “We have other surrounding departments who are going to coordinate and provide coverage to Madison County during the funeral. Gibson County is providing trucks and the city of Bolivar is providing a truck for coverage also,” said Childress. Firefighters in Jackson said the circle of support that comes with this dangerous job is what keeps them going. “Knowing that you’re part of the brotherhood it makes a big difference about the way you feel and approach the job,” said Zarrius Anderson, Jackson firefighter. Firefighters said they hope other departments will join in with their own show of support.

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