From The Tribune staff reports
SPRINGVILLE — Officers and members of the Springville Fire & Rescue, along with family and friends, will be dedicating the Jared Echols Memorial Garden with a ceremony at Springville Fire Station No. 1 on Thursday, June 16, at 9:00 a.m.
Firefighter/paramedic Jared Echols died on June 17, 2019, while participating in training at the Anniston Regional Training Center.
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The ceremony will include the unveiling of the permanent monument honoring Echols’ service to the City of Springville, as well as a wreath-laying ceremony remembering the three-year anniversary of his death.
Echols was a lifelong resident of Springville. He truly had a servant’s heart, where he served the Lord fervently and had a passion for helping others. This passion for helping others led him into the fire service, first as a volunteer firefighter with the Pleasant Hill Volunteer Fire Department and after completing his paramedic training with the Springville Fire Department. Behind his love for the Lord, Echols loved his family, wife Melissa, two daughters, Mallory and Hailey, his parents, and his brother.
His infectious smile and positive personality may be gone, but he will never be forgotten.