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Station holds fundraiser to help injured firefighter

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Last Wednesday, Haden Ezernack, a young firefighter with Desoto Parish Fire District One, suffered terrible injuries while on the job. He and other responders were fighting a raging brush fire and cut down a tree to stop the blaze from spreading. Unfortunately, Ezernack was hit by its branches. Saturday, his station held a fundraiser to help support him. Several in Logansport came together to help their local hero.

"This town pretty much sticks together," Jason McConathy, a fire captain, said.

McConathy helped organize this cookout and raffle ticket fundraiser. Ezernack suffered massive head injuries during last week's brush fire. He was recently sent home.

"He's doing all right," Thomas Houston, firefighter and friend, said. "He's still got a long road ahead of him to recover. He's still having a lot of pain."

Houston and McConathy hope to raise enough money to help their friend and his young family along that road.

 "Medical bills. Anything to help them out," McConathy said. "We're doing what we can."

Along with Saturday's fundraiser, the firefighters have started a donations account at Community Bank. The account makes it easy for those who'd like to donate money for Haden.

"You should be able to just go up to Community Bank and tell them it's for the Haden Ezernack Fund, and they'll put it in for you," Houston said.

Houston adds Ezernack also needs prayers and good wishes for his recovery. Ezernack has a wife and a 9-month-old daughter.

 

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