Wren Volunteer Fire Department welcomes new fire chief

WREN – L.D. Wise is the new fire chief for the Wren Volunteer Fire Department.  Wise grew up in the Wren community and is a 1997 graduate of Amory High School. He is a 2000 graduate of Northeast Mississippi Community College with an associate degree in computer programming. He served in the Mississippi National Guard for six years.

ALICE ORTIZ/MONROE JOURNAL NEW WREN FIRE CHIEF – Wren Volunteer Fire Department has a new fire chief, L. D. Wise.  Wise (right) is shown with WVFD captain, Herbert Word.

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NEW WREN FIRE CHIEF – Wren Volunteer Fire Department has a new fire chief, L. D. Wise. Wise (right) is shown with WVFD captain, Herbert Word.

Wise and his wife, Amanda, have served with the WVFD for nine years.
“I accepted the position as fire chief because it gives me the opportunity to give back to the Wren community. This is not about me, but the firemen who are always there for the Wren community during any crisis. The firemen are the ones who put their lives on the line for you and me. I appreciate their support. A chief is only as good as his firemen,” Wise said.
Others officers of the WVFD are assistant chief, Anthony Lindsey; captain, Herbert Word; captain, Melton Field; lieutenant, Jesse Butler; lieutenant, Amanda Wise; lieutenant, Kenny Herring; medical officer, A. C. Green; Chaplain, Willie Lockett;  and safety officer, Tim Lawson.
The WVFD sponsors an annual fish fry as their major fund-raiser each year. This year’s fish fry is scheduled for Saturday, March 30, from noon until 6 p.m. at the Wren Community Center. Tickets are $8 for either fish or chicken. Tickets can be purchased from any volunteer fire person.
The proceeds from the fish fry will be used to help defray expenses for six firemen to attend the Mississippi Fire Academy for training.
“The Wren community has always been supportive of the fire department. We appreciate their support in any event the fire department has,” Wise said.