Our QDR Hometown Hero for this week is firefighter, Ryan Landrum of Garner!
Ryan was nominated by his father, Robert Landrum who said: “Ryan lost his mom to cancer at age 11. He grew up watching others respond to help her on many occasions. All he’s ever wanted to be was a firefighter and make a difference in the lives of others during their time of need. He started his career in his hometown of Nashville, N.C. and is currently with Garner Fire and Rescue. He works his off days at Garner, with Cooper’s Volunteer Fire Department in Nash Co. If not already scheduled, he volunteers to cover holiday shifts for fellow firefighters with small kids and families, so they can be with their kids. He is well respected in the brotherhood of firefighters. Anywhere I see other local firefighters, they recognize the last name and say, “Oh, you’re Ryan’s Dad!” The night he graduated the Fire Academy, he stated that if he could positively affect and make a difference in half as many lives as his mom did, he would consider himself a success. In addition to being a firefighter/EMT, Ryan is a true friend to everyone he knows. He’s always there to help in any way needed. At home, Ryan enjoys time with his dog Bella, hunting, fishing and spending time at the beach. Ryan also assists me and helps take care of me as I am diabetic and have some mobility issues. He attends church and loves God and his country! He had a true servants heart and deserves to be recognized for being the fine young man that he has become!”
Thank you, Ryan, for your service! We’re sending you a gift card to Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q as a “thank you” for all you do!
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