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By Hannah Romero

35 years of service and support: Firefighter honored


January 11, 2024

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The Green River Fire Department recently honored Captain Jeb Burnett for his 35 years of service with the department. Jeb credited his wife Shelley for her support through the years, saying he couldn't have done it without her behind him.

Firefighters in Green River tend to stick around - some even more than others.

Most volunteer firefighters around the country stay active for about five years. In Green River, the average is higher, with many volunteers serving for roughly a dozen years. But there are only an elite few who have ever reached 35 years with the Green River Fire Department, and now Captain Jeb Burnett has joined their ranks. 

GRFD Co-chief Larry Erdmann shared these statistics at a special service award celebration hosted by the GRFD last Thursday night to honor Jeb for his years of service.

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