Family of fallen Texas firefighter starts initiative to save lives in his honor

  • Source: KLCW-TV 22 Lubbock
  • Published: 02/11/2020 12:00 AM

VIDEO: The parents of the late Lubbock Fire Department Lieutenant Eric Hill want to carry on his legacy. With the 5-5-5 initiative, Mark and Susan Hill hope to save lives in his memory. "Most people know, before radio, and things like that, they would ring bells to let fire department personnel know what was happening in different places, and when a firefighter fell, they would ring five bells three times," Mark Hill, Lt. Hill's father, said. Lt. Hill and Lubbock Police Department Officer Nicholas Reyna were struck and killed working a series of wrecks on North I-27 last month. "We've been told by several people here that he saved lives, and that people are walking around Lubbock today, because he was a good paramedic, and we want to continue that legacy," Mark said. The first "five" is leave five minutes early. The second is slow down five miles an hour below the speed limit. The third is hug five people you love every day.


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