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Fulton community calls fire department "heroes"

Water rescue in Fulton, Alabama (Photo Teresa Martin) Water rescue in Fulton, Alabama (Photo Teresa Martin)
Clarke County, AL -

Saturday night's torrential rain left behind a big mess in Clarke County. The hardest hit area is the small town of Fulton, which is between Grove Hill and Thomasville. When dozens of people found themselves trapped in flood waters, it was the Fulton Fire Rescue Department who stepped in to help. Everyone FOX10 News spoke with said the guys at the department are heroes.

One fireman said they usually get 30 calls a year in this quiet community, but there were at least that many calls Saturday night. Other firefighters said saving lives is what they train to do and, it was instinct to jump in to save the people in their community.

"When we were doing the water rescue before we started going through the water, I looked some of them in the eyes and they said 'Let's go' so that's what we did," Fire Chief Danny Bedwell said.

Captain Daniel Allday went under water during a rescue and was emotional thinking about how bad it could have been. 

"My wife and kid flashed through my eyes. But hey, we're all here today. Nobody was hurt so, all in all, God answered the prayers," Allday said. 

While the firefighters were rescuing folks in the community, their own department took on about 3ft of water. They spent Monday cleaning up their station, but say they would do it all again for their community.

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