By David Martin

The firefighters' longest night


Star photo by David Martin

Fireworks light up the sky in Green River Wednesday night. While people celebrate Independence Day, firefighters face one of the busiest nights of their year.

It was a scene not unlike any other Independence Day celebration.

Grilled meats and soft drinks available to all. Children playing while the adults enjoyed a chance to chat. However, the purpose behind the gathering is what set it apart from every other Fourth of July festivity in Green River. They were firefighters and their families waiting for the inevitable call.

The gathering is a tradition for the Green River Fire Department. As residents celebrate congressional approval of the Declaration of Independence with fireworks, some of the less careful revelers end up starting grass and brus...

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