Two brothers from Glenwood were burned during a training exercise near the western Iowa town. The two men are volunteer fire fighters, and were participating in a fire fighting exercise when the brush fire flashed back on them. Katy James Marvel is married to the older brother who was more seriously burned. Marvel’s husband, Jeremy, has burns on his arms and face. Doctors at his Lincoln, Nebraska hospital say there’ll be no permanent scarring, and while the recovery time isn’t immediate, Marvel says “with a few prayers” her husband will be back to normal in a few months. The other brother, Dustin, was treated at an Omaha hospital for his burns and then released. The Marvel brothers had been volunteer fire fighters for five years, and Marvel says her husband and brother-in-law knew the risk. Marvel says there’s risk in any job, and while there’s a higher risk of injury when you’re a fire fighter, she says her husband does what he does because he loves it and because he is making a difference in his community. Marvel says there’s been an outpouring of community support for her 28-year-old husband and his 21-year-old brother.Marvel says both men are very hard workers, very loyal, and have a great sense of humor. Marvel says there’s been “an enormous amount of support” from Glenwood and from other volunteer fire fighters in the area. The two brothers have been volunteer fire fighters in Glenwood for five years.
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