By DAVID SWEARINGEN
EDITOR’S NOTE: Residents of Erath County are very fortunate to have many men and women who make living here safe, many of whom are volunteers. They are Hometown Heroes! These people keep us safe and we owe them our thanks and our respect. THANK YOU!
ERATH COUNTY (April 25, 2017) – The Flash Today is proud to honor this week’s Hometown Hero – Lt. Randy Arnold. Arnold, was born in Dublin, lives in Comanche and currently works for TechnipFMC in Stephenville. He is a volunteer firefighter for the Comanche Volunteer Fire Department.
Arnold was born in Dublin on August 20, 1987. This was, of course, back when Dublin had a hospital. Arnold has three sisters: Megan, Majesta and Kesha. He grew up in Comanche, where he graduated from Comanche High School in 2005 and still lives today. Arnold has worked as a volunteer firefighter for Comanche Volunteer Fire Department since October 2005 and received his firefighting training at the Fire Academy in Cleburne, where he graduated in 2006. He has continued his training at the Comanche Department once a month as well as online training.
Lieutenant Arnold recently completed his “Instructor 1” training so he can train and teach others. He said he has actually been training others for quite some time now, but now with this training completed, he can sign-off on the trainees completed courses himself rather than having to get one of his department superiors to sign off on the training for him.
Arnold said he chose this vocation after receiving encouragement from a friend.
The game, Battle of the Badges 2017, will be held at the Comanche Fields beginning with live entertainment provided by Danny Bingham, Joe Williams, and Tim Turnbeaugh at 2 p.m. and the softball game to follow at 3 p.m. There will also be a special appearance by Smokey the Bear and a concession stand open. Texas Rangers tickets, donated by Durham-Ellis Pecan, will be raffled at the event as well.