To the editor: Two injured Proctorsville firefighters need community support

On Saturday Nov. 2, two members of the Proctorsville Volunteer Fire Department were injured, though not in the line of service. According to the fire department, “PFD received a tone for a man that was hit by a tree during logging operations. Ludlow Ambulance Service and PFD responded to find it was our 1st Lt. Seth Perry, who is also the Cavendish Town Constable.”

He was transported to Greven Field to be airlifted to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center by Boston Med Flight. Seth sustained two broken collarbones, a severe concussion and muscle trauma. While PFD Firefighters were on scene for Seth there was another tone for Ludlow Ambulance to respond to Cavendish for a male in his 30s who had fallen from a roof about 12 ft. high.

Ludlow Ambulance responded to find PFD’s 2nd Lt. Nate Rose with a severe leg injury. Nate was transported to Springfield and later transferred to Dartmouth Hitchcock  with a shattered heel. Both men look to have a long recovery ahead of them. Nate is being told that he will never be able to walk the same again since he not only shattered his heel but also displaced several other bones in his foot.

We thank you in advance for your help as both of these men give so much to make a difference in our community and have young families with children and now rapidly rising medical costs.

To help Seth, Nate and their families, please consider doing one of the following:

  • Contributing to a fund established by PFD. Checks, payable to Proctorsville Fire Department and earmarked for Seth and Nate, can be sent to PFD, PO Box 81, Proctorsville, VT 05153. The money will be divided between the two families.
  • Attend the Pasta Benefit Supper on Dec. 7. Sponsored by PFD, it will feature sauces from area restaurants, a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle and a DJ. Dinner will be served from 5 to 7 pm. Suggested donations are $10 a person or $25 per family.

Thank you,
Amelia Perry

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