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About a year ago, Aaron Miller saw a poster about a firefighter academy starting the next day. On a whim he stopped by and signed up.
He completed the Firefighter I academy. Then the Firefighter II academy. He's dedicated countless hours at drills and calls, and even more helping out at the station doing any type of chore we need.
Fellow volunteers elected him Sergeant at Arms of the Gaston Volunteer Fire Department. He helps out at events, even helps instruct drills.
Megan Reynolds dreamed of a career in law enforcement.
But her plans began to change in 2007 when she signed up for a fire science class at Gaston High School. Soon she followed in the footsteps of older brothers Darren and Tyler and became a Gaston Fire volunteer.
A Gaston Fire lieutenant spent more than a half hour in a Laurelwood-area creek to calm a stuck horse until enough help could arrive to pull her to safety.
Lt. Clay Davis, who grew up on a cattle ranch in Eastern Oregon, didn't hesitate to jump into the creek when the 911 call came in at 1:13 p.m. on Jan. 5, 2010.
Just three days after a real house fire about a mile away, the men and women of Gaston Fire return to Laurelwood on a cold, foggy night to practice rescuing a fallen firefighter.
James Proffitt and Luke Rogers are Gaston's newest firefighters after graduating from Firefighting Academy on Sunday, Nov. 9.
There are a number of slash burns in the Mount Richmond area right now. From a distance these fires can appear to be a house fire.
Wednesday morning we got a call of a house in the area. Six fire trucks from three local agencies responded, only to find the call came from someone driving by who mistook a slash burn for a house fire.
A three-car accident sent cars onto the sidewalk and against the wall of the Gaston Market.
The accident occurred 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23.