New Graham Fire Department Chief Jim Don Laurent shakes hands with Graham City Manager Brandon Anderson after the Graham City Council meeting Thursday.
Leader photo by Thomas Wallner
Laurent named new GFD chief
From an early age Jim Don Laurent wanted to be a firefighter following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. On Thursday, he continued his lifelong dream by being accepted as the new Fire Chief for Graham Fire Department by the Graham City Council.
When Laurent was 18-years-old he got started as a volunteer for the Dimmitt Volunteer Fire Department. In some way or another the profession has been involved with him throughout his life.
“It has something that has been in my life for a long time, it is something I have always enjoyed to do. As a child that’s what I wanted to do,” he said.
For the rest of the story, see the Nov. 14 edition of The Graham Leader.