Greenwood City Firefighter, Shane Eads, has been on the department for a short time but is bringing with him a lot of experience. Eads serves on the Van Buren Fire Department where he has been a member for two years.

Shane decided to try his hand as a firefighter after he returned from a deployment with the Oklahoma Army National Guard. Eads served his county for six years with the guard including a year long deployment to Afghanistan where he received a Purple Heart after a truck he was in was hit by an IED.

“I have loved my time as a firefighter,” said Eads. “You don’t know if you are going to be on a medical call, on a wreck or just a kitchen fire you just never know and that Is my favorite part.”

Shane has been married to his wife Lexi for eight years. The Eads have one daughter, Finley, a son, Krue and another girl on the way.