Eddy knows about how vital quick response is.
Her great-grandson Dakota Beadnell was buried alive about two years ago when a sandbank collapsed near his home. Eddy credited not only the family dog for alerting the family members and pawing at the site he was buried, but she also said the Thurman squad's quick response saved the boy's life.
"Dakota's alive today because of the services they provided, after getting there so quickly," she said of the Thurman volunteers.
She added that a lot of Thurman residents are elderly and don't drive, and they are susceptible to various medical crises.
"Without quick response and transportation to the hospital, the elderly might just lay there and die," she said.