Randy K. Hill

Submitted by his mother

Randy Hill was one of the most dedicated firefighters anyone would want to have and serve as their Fire Department Chief. He died while in intensive training at the county-wide training held monthly. The men had just returned from the three (3) mile walk. He collapsed and was rushed to the hospital across the street. He had a fatal heart attack. He was our beloved and only son‚ and brother to his only sister. We miss him so much.

Randy was 43 years old at the time of his death. He had been with the local volunteer fire department since its inception about 18 years ago. If he was anywhere within hearing distance to receive signals to his pager‚ he would be the first one on the site. Randy spent many untold hours working at the fire station‚ usually‚ trying to repair the older trucks and making sure the trucks were ready to move at first call. He attended every type training class that was offered and we have his many certificates hung on his room wall in his memory.

Randy was employed by the Town of Hiltonia as the water superintendent where his local fire station is located. He always gave 100% in whatever he attempted whether it was being the best son‚ brother‚ family member‚ friend‚ or to his employer. His friends will vouch for all the donated hours over-seeing the construction of their new houses. He refused any pay‚ it was simply done from the heart. His funeral only proved the friends he had developed such closeness with‚ whether working relations or just close pals. All of this combined helped to make our loss more bearable for us.

We were so honored‚ (as Randy would have been‚ could he have known)‚ to have a fireman’s burial! It was so impressive and heart rendering. What an honor for him to have been a part of such a powerful organization.

From the bottom of our hearts‚ THANK YOU!

The Randy Hill family.

Jeremy Brown

Jeremy Brown‚ 27‚ volunteer firefighter‚ Screven County Fire Department‚ Sylvania‚ died May 14‚ 2002‚ when he suffered a heart attack while responding to a fire call. He served with the department for nine years and was active in fundraising. He enjoyed the outdoors‚ building boats‚ and four-wheeling with friends.

He was always there when you needed him. We will always remember his zest for life.