When times got tough for aspiring firefighter recruits, Lt. Angie Davis came in to raise spirits.
“Every student you would talk to would say if it wasn’t for her, I don’t think I could have made it through here,” said retired Lanier Tech EMS program director Sam Stone.
Angelina “Angie” Davis, 58, died Wednesday morning.
Retired Hall County Deputy Fire Chief Chad Black last saw Davis Nov. 3 for the Region 2 Trauma Symposium, where she came in with her typical bright smile.
“She was just always one that no matter how bad your day was going, she made it brighter. She was just one of those that light up a room,” Black said.
Davis started with the department in April 2014 as a training instructor. Prior to that, she worked for more than 13 years with the Clayton County Fire Department.
Stone said Davis was the liaison between Lanier Tech and the fire department for the recruits’ classes. He remembered her as a perpetually positive person who was “always being very, very supportive of students and helping them and guiding them.”
“She was a paramedic, so she had the calling to help people from a trauma, clinical aspect. But she also had a calling, I think, to help people to navigate through recruit class and to overcome fears,” Stone said.
Black said Davis took the lead of the Hall County Fire Services’ Explorers program, as he recalled the lieutenant as a “wonderful, genuine person that everybody came to love.”
“It’s kids that come in and learn about the fire service and emergency service and kind of prepares Hall County for hiring them when they get out of school,” Black said of the program.
Family will receive friends at 1 p.m. today at Smith Memory Chapel, 755 Atlanta Highway in Winder. The service begins at 2 p.m. today at the chapel, and graveside service will be at Barrow Memorial Cemetery, 793 Atlanta Highway in Winder.
Information about Davis’ death was not immediately available.