Greenwood Rural Firefighter and 2012 GHS graduate, James Palmer, has served his community for the last four years. “I’ve always wanted to be a firefighter,” said Palmer. “A friend of mine joined a few months before I did and said that I should apply and I have been here ever since and I love it.”

Palmer works full time for the Sebastian County Parks System.

James has been married to his wife Karie for two years. The Palmers have a son name Luke.