Shane M. Daughetee
- Highway 58 Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.
- Age: 24
- Year of Death: 2007
Submitted by his Father
Shane had 7 years of service with the Highway 58 Volunteer Fire Department. Shane received the following awards during that time; Rookie of the Year in 2001‚ First Responder of The Year in 2005 and Firefighter of the Year in 2006.
Shane answered 80% of all calls from his station. He was always there for those that needed help. He loved kids and never missed a Christmas helping those less fortunate with Christmas for Kids throughout the Fire Department.
Shane’s passion was firefighting and EMS. He was planning to attend school to further his knowledge to become a Paramedic. He would always call and let us know when he was on a very serious call.
Shane had standard equipment garage door openers in his SUV and he figured out a way to program them to open the bay doors at his station so the doors would be up before he was out of his car.
Shane always gave his time during Fire Prevention Week to attend Elementary and Middle Schools to promote Fire Prevention and would dress up as Sparky the Fire Dog for the kids.
Shane was always looking for ways to improve his skills in Firefighting and as a First Responder. He would attend any and all classes that were given through out the Tri-State area.
Shane’s best achievement was that he earned the respect and praise from all the surrounding Fire Departments and the community. This was evident when almost 3‚000 people came to pay their respects to him.
Shane is survived by his wife‚ Nicole; his father‚ James (Dick); his mother‚ Linda; his grandmother‚ Charlotte and numerous aunts and uncles.
The best memories were sharing 24 years with him.