Fundraiser supporting injured Opelika firefighter underway

Alabama Sports

The community came together this weekend to raise money for an injured Opelika firefighter.

Motorcycle clubs from across the area got together Sunday for a ride to raise money for Captain David Davis. That ride ended at the Buckwild Saloon in Smiths Station.

Captain Davis is out of the hospital, but not yet able to return to work. He’s undergone several surgeries and almost lost his hands. He did lose the tips of six of his fingers. Captain Davis says he is so very appreciative of all the support he’s receiving.

“I’ve spent my whole career trying to help others so of course I’m humbled by the kindness of people trying to help me when I’m down and out and in need. And when I get back on the truck, I’ll be able to help people again and that’s really all I want to do,” says David Davis.

“They are there for us, we at least need to do the same for them and at least say thank you if nothing else, and then come together as a community as a family and help keep somebody living until they are back on their feet and can help themselves. They do that for us, everyday without question and they love it,” says Alicia McLeod.

Davis was injured during a training accident on March 15, 2018. He suffered second to third degree burns on 30 percent of his body. 

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