City Council recognizes Police and Fire Departments
During its Nov. 21, 2017 meeting, the Forney City Council met to honor local businesses and the Fire Fighter Combat Challenge Team, to hear about PD staffing issues and to consider forming a Forney Youth Advisory Council.
Mayor Wilson proclaimed Nov. 25 as Small Business Saturday due to locally-owned businesses being vital to the city’s economic health, and as they return 68% of their income to the community.
Chief Townsend presented the Fire Fighter Combat Challenge Team – Brian Leathers (missing), Randall Morris, David Lawson, Russell Bannister and Josh Mosley who is on military assignment for a few days. Chief Townsend said the event is called “the toughest two minutes in sports.” He said at the 2017 World Finals in Louisville, Kentucky with over 300 competitors from 50 teams and 12 countries, Forney finished in top 15 fastest relay teams, with Bannister finishing at 21st in the world. Leathers won a Lion’s Den award for a sub-two-minute run. Chief Townsend showed a short video of the competition, said it was a good showing for little ol’ Forney and the team needs sponsors to help with costs.
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