Just moments ago, I saw LVFD Chief/EMT Jerry Walters passing by and he had on the emergency lights on. I wondered what was happening, but I later thought it may have been a false call since I didn't see an ambulance. About 12 minutes later, an ambulance came speeding through the neighborhood and going in the wrong direction. It was then that I realized that Walters and his crew were on an official call. I know there have been times that some disparaging things have been said about the LVFD and I admit that there are times that I take issue with some of the things allegedly taking place at the fire department, but in situations like the one that transpired today, it's a good thing that we have certified EMT's living in the City of Lumberton. I don't know the extent of the emergency they responded to, but I'm certain that it was crucial for someone to be there as quickly as possible. Regardless of your political/personal views regarding the Lumberton Volunteer Fire Department, it's good to know that Walters and his crew responded almost 15 minutes earlier that the ambulance service and they knew the location of the address; crucial details when dealing with an emergency situation. Kudos!