Cory Roebuck, a volunteer firefighter with the Western Taney County Fire Protection District, is helping the families of first responders killed in the line of duty.
A ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday at the Branson Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce launched the Taney County 100 Club. Roebuck said he nearly died eight years ago when he was left hanging from a tree while responding to flash flooding. While waiting to be rescued, he said he started thinking about what would his family do if he didn’t make it.
“When I was clinging to a tree in the middle of the night all I could think about was my family, who’s going to tell my wife, who’s going to raise my family?,” Cory Roebuck said.
He said from that point on it was so important to him that his family have a plan of action if a tragedy ever occurred.