One of Wood River's finest is preparing to be deployed to Afghanistan. Kris Ayers is a paid on-call firefighter with the city, but he will be serving our country over the next year, according to Wood River Fire Chief Steve Alexander.
Alexander says they will give Ayers a send-off tomorrow, with a small gathering with his unit at the firehouse. Ayers is 25-years-old, and a three year veteran of the Wood River Fire Department. Alexander says Ayers and his company will basically drive the firetruck onto the cargo plane, tie it down, and then strap themselves in for the long flight to Southwest Asia. His unit will be stationed in Kandahar.